Volvo Details XC90 Active Safety Systems

As a leader in safety technology, Volvo has once again produced two 'world firsts' on the all-new XC90. The new SUV may just offer one of the most technologically advanced standard safety packages on the market today. While we won't be seeing this car until its official debut next month, we've been given more information on just what makes this vehicle so safe. First up on the new features list is what Volvo likes to call Safe Positioning, which allows the XC90 to detect a potential run-off road scenario. The seatbelts tighten up while the car is in motion, while energy-absorbing material between the seat and frame cushion the vertical force to prevent spinal injuries. "Committing to safety is not about passing a test or getting a ranking. It is about finding out how and why accidents and injuries occur and then developing the technology to prevent them. We lead, the industry follows," said Lotta Jakobsson, senior technical specialist of safety at Volvo Cars Safety Centre.
The XC90 will also be the first vehicle globally to offer automatic braking at intersections. The all-new SUV will be able to detect a potential crash and brake automatically in order to avoid a collision or lessen the damage of an accident. Added to that, Volvo has also added pre-crash protection for rear impacts. If the radar detects an accident is unavoidable, safety belts will tighten and lights will flash to warn the driver behind. The brakes will also be depressed to reduce impact. Other new safety features include rollover prevention and protection, City Safety auto braking functions, Vision 2020, Queue Assist, and more. But that's not all the Swedish automaker has added to the all-new XC90. Innovative parking technology will help the driver maneuver in tricky and tight parking situations. Source: Volvo