Volvo Cars is a firm believer in technology to support drivers and reduce distraction.
We might think that smartphones and touchscreens in cars are a distraction behind the wheel but, Volvo Cars safety experts disagree. They believe that distraction is a fact of life, and technology should be used to support people. When used correctly, modern technology can reduce distraction, improve road safety and assist drivers in being more focused.
Vehicles from the 1940’s should be safer than today’s, seeing that they don’t contain a screen, phone connectivity or even a radio. But that is not how we operate in today’s society.Volvo Cars uses technology to minimize distraction and to build some of the safest cars on the road. Active safety systems with autobrake and steer assist are designed to assist drivers if they lose concentration or are distracted for a split second.
The new Volvo XC40 features an advanced voice control on Volvo Cars’ new Andriod powered infotainment system, allowing drivers to control the temperature, set a destination, play music and make a phone call while keeping their hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road.
Active safety systems such as City Safety, Run-off Road Mitigation and Oncoming Lane Mitigation with Steer Assist can act as an extra pair of eyes watching over you. If a driver is clearly distracted or intoxicated and does not respond to warning signals the car will intervene, for theirs and other road goers safety.
The Volvo pledge: By 2020, no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car or SUV.