Volvo's Self-Stopping Car System....Op's. But make sure you've paid for
Bit awkward for Volvo.
One of their new cars was being tested for the ‘pedestrian detection’ feature when it rammed into someone.
The XC60 is seen reversing in a Dominican Republic car park.
The driver is believed to have accelerated forwards and the car is seen smashing into a bloke with his hands in his pockets.
It left two men with bruising and minor injuries.
The car giant said the people who bought the Volvo did not pay for the pedestrian detection functionality.
Spokesman Johan Larsson said: ‘The Volvo XC60 comes with City Safety as a standard feature however this does not include the Pedestrian detection functionality.
‘It appears as if the car in this video is not equipped with Pedestrian detection. This is sold as a separate package.’
Good to know.
This car was being driven by a human being. Moreover, this vehicle was not fitted with Pedestrian Detection, a Volvo safety system designed to identify pedestrians and apply a vehicle’s brakes.
Instead, this vehicle was fitted with a feature called City Safety, which is standard in all Volvos.
This system contributes to safer driving in heavy city traffic by avoiding or mitigating rear end collisions with other vehicles in low speeds by braking. Unfortunately, it didn't seem to work on this occasion.