An Injury Proof Car by Volvo in 2020

By: Freddic

Come year 2020 and the big automaker Volvo could roll out a car that's supposed to be "injury proof." This car would achieve this feat by incorporating an automatic braking system and a steering system as well. Its automated braking and steering would be heavily assisted by the data about what lies ahead of it, supplied by a high tech electronic system installed within.

Deaths on road due to crashes make up for the highest percentage of deaths due to injury. About 1.2 million people die and about 50 million are injured in road accidents each year. Further, each day over 1000 children and youngsters below the age of 25 years are killed in road traffic accidents. Apparently, the situation is quite grim, and with more and more automobiles surfacing on road everyday, the figures could be worse if proactive measures aren't taken to curb it.

Showing prudence and resolve the popular car maker seems to have led the way to make cars safer and their occupants safe. Although, still being worked upon by the R&D teams of the company, the would-be system of steering and braking in automobiles is being hailed as quite a revolution in car safety, akin to the invention of seat belts.

Be it any brake system, such as the ones comprising disc brakes, hydraulic brakes, drum brakes or power brakes, the proposed system supercedes them all by including automation as one of the brake components. The development of the steering and braking system for automobiles entails borrowing...

Source URL: http://automotivemarketplace.blogspot.com/2008/05/injury-proof-car-by-volvo-in-2020.html

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