Volvo creates Cyclist Detection system,. cyclists take sigh of relief
As studies show, cyclists are highly vulnerable to car accidents, leading to an alarming number of accidents and deaths. In the United States alone, 618 riders lost their lives in such crashes in 2010, white 52,000 suffered injuries. Volvo are a caring motor brand and so have done all they could for the betterment of cyclists and to ensure that they feel safer. The company’s Cyclist Detection system comes with full auto brake – a technology that detects and automatically applies a vehicle’s brakes when a cyclist appears in front of a moving car. The system is made up of a radar unit, which is integrated into the front grille, a camera that is fitted in front of the interior rear-view mirror and a central control unit. The radar detects the distance and speed of approach while the camera judges what the object is. The central control unit offers rapid processing capabilities and analyzes the situation.
Volvo owners can purchase this solution as a bundled offering with the company’s Pedestrian Detection. It will be branded as the Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection and will be offered on the Volvo V40, S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 models from mid-May onward.