Oops! Volvo safety demo ends in CRASH!

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Oops! Volvo safety demo ends in CRASH!

Post by MSI » Sun May 09, 2010 8:42 am

May 9, 2010: At a demonstration of Volvo's new collision warning system in Sweden this week, things can go wrong. The new Volvo S60, due for release later this year, was fired out of Volvo's testing tunnel at around 30MPH, and the collision detection system should have kicked in, bringing the car automatically to a halt before hitting the truck in its path. It didn't. Instead, the brand new car ploughed into the back of the truck in front of us, and indeed the world's press who had gathered in Sweden to see the collision detection system in action.
See the Wired article which includes a video.
Video: Volvo accidentally smashes new car in safety demo
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