NEWBERG, OR – Volvo Car Corp. is first to market with a pedestrian-detection system on its newly redone ’11 Volvo S60. The midsize sedan stops on its own if it senses it is about to hit a person. “It is the world’s first pedestrian detection,” says Frank Vacca, Volvo Cars of North America’s S60 product manager. “We are pushing the technological boundaries on safety.” 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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