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.
Volvo diay na Len?…yahhh, was able to watch it in tv “innovation of cars”, that has a feature that “detects a pedestrian” lagi, pero la pa nila ginganlan ang maker that tym,….diha ra na europe oi,…afford na nimo, ipuni ragod…para cool!..hehe,…dire Pinas, hulaton namo ang car nga address lang ang iinput, unya motultol rag iyaha,…hahaha,…or a flying car(to avoid traffic),…joke,joke ra na oi!….miss u so much!…muahhh!
Mao na ilang trademark cars dinhi Non. Mas gwapo unta kung makaabot ni sa Asia kay maayo ang feature. Nah, mao nang kelangan nako nga kotse, kanang motultol na lang ug iyaha, hahaa. Kita na lay himo niana. Hugss!
life ramblings says
gorgeous looking car with great value. i’d love a ride on this volvo.
If only I had a driving license I could have test drive it that day. 🙂
This is awesome news. The Volvo has always proved to be a reliable car. The BMW 750 Li is equipped with sensors all around the vehicle, a camera up front and back, and night-vision as well. So cool to have the vehicles equipped with more electronics because who doesn’t like options?
Yes, we really need advanced electronics on cars nowadays to cope with all kinds of stress on the road. Oh, I would love that night-vision feature.
Paul/ Entertainment tonight says
Sana ay makabili din ako nito sa tamang panahon.
Naku, pareho tayong naghihintay ng tamang panahon. 🙂
hyey marlene.. it seems you changed your theme and also you like green color… looking cool…
Yes, yes! Fickle-minded me as usual. Well, green is just one of my favorite web colors. Thank you.
Filipino recipes says
Automatic break when pedestrian is detected. Hmm, I hope its not that “instant break” wherein the passenger almost bump his/her head to the car windshield hehe. Just kidding.
Anyway, looks like a good technology and innovation for Volvo this year eh?
Sinabi mo pa, lol! I was thinking about abrupt braking and its consequences, too. 🙂