Volvo has announced that the new XC60 SUV will feature new advanced driver assistance features, including automatic steering assistance, aimed at keeping the driver out of trouble. Steering support will engage in emergency situations when braking alone would not help avoid a potential collision.
“We have been working with collision avoidance systems for many years and we can see how effective they are,” says Malin Ekholm, Senior Director, Volvo Cars’ Safety Centre. “In Sweden alone we have seen a decline of around 45 percent in rear-end frontal crashes thanks to our collision warning with autobrake system.”
Steering assist will also work in concert with Volvo’s Blind Spot Information System to help avoid potential collisions with vehicles in a blind spot by steering the car back into its own lane and away from danger.
Volvo believes that these new features will make the new XC60 one of the safest cars on the road.