I came across this whole page announcement of the launch presentation of the new Volvo S60 in a newspaper this morning. It seems that Volvo had survived the dreaded recession of last year and it’s now back into producing new car models. Anyway, I don’t basically follow car launches of any particular model or trademark. What caught my eyes while reading the announcement was this feature of the new Volvo that’s making a headline. And I was overly interested that I asked hubby where we could find a Volvo dealer to see the launch since we were going out to practice driving in the afternoon. We didn’t make it though cos we ended up concentrating on my driving instead. Anyhow, it was said in the paper that the new Volvo S60 is the first car ever to have a pedestrian detection. It brakes automatically (if the driver fails to) when a pedestrian is detected in the path. How cool is that?
It’s not only gadgets, computers or other electronics that are making a hit in the world of technology but cars are also catching up on more advanced features. Besides making the exterior sophisticated, car manufacturers always come up with new and enhanced features for the interior of new models. Safety is what all these car manufacturers are striving for but in the end it’s the driver who’s still responsible to be safe on the road. However, more technologically advanced cars are deemed more convenient to drive and perhaps good for the environment, too.