When Volvo reveals the new XC60 next week at the Geneva Motor Show, a new set of safety features will be among the revisions, allowing the SUV to steer itself in order to avoid crashes.
The City Safety system has three new features, all of which are designed to help mitigate crashes by using automatic steering.
When a collision is detected and automatic braking is activated, the vehicle will provide steering assistance to help avoid vehicles, pedestrians and animals. This system works from 31 mph (50 km/h) up to 62 mph (100 km/h).
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To avoid head on collisions, the system will warn drivers when they have wandered out of their lane and will provide steering assistance to get the car back into the lane. This system operates between 37 mph (60 km/h) and 86 mph (140 km/h).
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The third feature is improved blind spot warning, which incorporates the automatic steering to keep the Volvo from contacting vehicles in its blind spot.
“We have all of the benefits of the safety technology we introduced in our larger 90 Series cars in the new XC60. This is fully in-line with our strategic approach to develop automotive safety systems based on real-life, real-road safety. Our vision is that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by the year 2020,” said Malin Ekholm, senior director of Volvo’s safety center.
Like the larger XC90, the XC60 will also have animal detection, run-off road mitigations and semi-autonomous driver support.
The rest of the details on the new XC60 will be revealed next week in Geneva. Come back to for live coverage from the show.