The next generation of preventive safety technology from Volvo is a groundbreaking function that can detect a pedestrian who has walked out in front of the car, as well as automatically braking to avoid the person at speeds below 15 mph if the driver does not react in time.

Concurrent with the launch of the Volvo S60 in 2010, Volvo will be unveiling the Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Safety.

This technology is also highly beneficial in the event of rear-end impacts with other vehicles. Statistics reveal that half of all drivers who hit another vehicle from behind do not brake at all prior to the collision.

However, the main aim is still for the initial warning to be sufficient for the driver to brake or manoeuvre away from the hazard.