Volvo’s advances in braking technology have revolutionized the way we travel, making sure passengers are safe at all times. The Swedish automaker has developed a range of active, passive and driver assistance systems which work together to provide drivers with a much safer and more comfortable journey.
Volvo’s Active Braking System, one of their most advanced braking technologies, is designed to provide an extra level of safety in an emergency situation. The system uses cameras and radar to detect any obstacles in the road ahead, and takes immediate action once a potential collision has been detected. When the system is triggered, a deceleration force is applied to the wheels to immediately reduce the car’s speed. This helps the driver to avoid a potential collision and reduce the amount of damage to the car.
The automaker’s City Safety technology monitors the driver, vehicle speed and the distance to the vehicle in front. When the system determines that the vehicle is too close and a rear-end collision is about to occur, it will automatically apply the brakes. This system is also designed to intervene in the event of a moving object suddenly turning into the vehicle’s path, helping to reduce the impact.
Volvo’s Active Cruise Control further adds to the car’s safety by maintaining a constant distance from the car in front, even in stop-and-go traffic. This system includes a speed limiter which prevents the vehicle from accelerating beyond the speed limit. The system also includes a risk alert function which notifies the driver when there is a risk of a collision ahead.
Finally, Volvo’s Pre-Collision Warning system can detect an imminent collision before the driver is even aware, providing the driver the time to take corrective actions. This system uses cameras and radar sensors to keep an eye on the vehicles ahead, and will alert the driver if they are getting too close.
Overall, Volvo’s braking systems are designed to give the driver greater control and make them feel more confident while on the road. By combining advanced automated braking technology with driving assistance systems, Volvo has helped to make the roads even safer.