This technology has already been put into action on some 2014 models, and the hope is to further promote Volvo’s image of safety over everything.
The Volvo Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake, a newly developed technology by Volvo, is a system able to identify pedestrian and bicyclists ahead of the car. When detected, the car engages the Auto Brake. The Auto Brake is a radar unit that calculates imminent contact, then it alerts the driver. And, if the driver fails to respond, it applies full braking pressure at the proper rate.