Volvo XC60 Safety Demo Unintentionally Injures Bystanders (W/Video)
The 2015 Volvo XC60 crossover is available with a pedestrian detection system and while the technology is definitely innovative and exciting, there’s a correct and wrong way to demonstrate how it works to your friends or cohorts. The folks in the video below definitely did it wrong.
Perhaps more importantly, they probably should’ve grabbed keys to an XC60 equipped with the optional Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake system, which this particular vehicle doesn’t appear to have – XC60s equipped with the system should have a visible grille-mounted radar, among other items.
While the outcome of this demonstration is unfortunate, the struck spectators are reportedly OK, so let this be yet another lesson on how not to show off a vehicle’s advanced safety tech.