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Volvo predicts crash-proof cars by 2020

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With increasing numbers of car manufacturers looking for ever-more inventive ways to dominate their competitors, continuing with its Vision 2020 mission Volvo has maintained its bold declaration that crash-proof cars will exist by 2020.

It has been estimated that the seatbelt law has saved over 60,000 lives since it was passed. Now, Volvo's Vision 2020 mission states that "nobody will be killed or seriously injured in or by a new Volvo by 2020".

An example of the sort of technology used to achieve this would be the autonomous emergency braking system to prevent low-speed accidents, which is now available as standard on the new V40.

According to research for Volvo, 60 per cent of motorists don't believe that innovative safety technology will be able to virtually wipe out road traffic accidents in the next ten years.

However, over a quarter of respondents said they would welcome a car that could drive itself. Some 45 per cent of people would like to see pedestrian protection technology on all cars and over half would like all-round cameras installed on their vehicles.

Only time will tell whether this safety technology will make road accidents a thing of the past or not. ADNFCR-2576-ID-801532962-ADNFCR

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