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New Volvo Steers Clear of Danger

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New XC60 boasts technologies that steer the vehicle out of the path of trouble.

Volvo Cars has announced that the new XC60 SUV will be available with three new advanced driver assistance features designed to provide the driver with automatic steering assistance or support.

Volvo’s City Safety system has been updated in the XC60 to include steering support, which engages when automatic braking alone would not help avoid a potential collision. In such circumstances, the car will provide steering assistance to avoid the obstacle ahead. Steering support is active between 50-100 km/h.

Volvo has also added a system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation, which helps drivers to avoid collisions with vehicles in an oncoming lane. The system works by alerting a driver who has unwittingly wandered out of a driving lane by providing automatic steering assistance, guiding them back into their own lane and out of the path of any oncoming vehicle. This system is active between 60-140 km/h.

The company’s Blind Spot Information System, which alerts drivers to the presence of vehicles in their blind spot, has also received an update to include steer assist functionality that helps to avoid potential collisions with vehicles in a blind spot by steering the car back into its own lane and away from danger.

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