NEWBERG, OR ‚Äď Volvo Car Corp. is first to market with a pedestrian-detection system on its newly redone ‚Äô11 Volvo S60. The midsize sedan stops on its own if it senses it is about to hit a person. ‚ÄúIt is the world‚Äôs first pedestrian detection,‚ÄĚ says Frank Vacca, Volvo Cars of North America‚Äôs S60 product manager. ‚ÄúWe are pushing the technological boundaries on safety.‚ÄĚ The system uses a central-control computer, radar device embedded in the grille and a camera mounted on the back of the ...
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