AEB: ‘The Most Significant Development Since the Safety Belt’


Here is an extraordinary statistic: since the Volvo XC90 went on sale in the UK in 2002 it has sold over 50,000 vehicles, yet not a single person has been killed while driving it, or as a passenger.

It is, according to the independent laboratory Thatcham Research, the safest car it has ever tested.

The only other car with a similar record is the Audi Q7, but the model concerned was only on sale between 2015 and 2016.

One reason for the Volvo’s success is that it was an early leader in the use of camera and radar systems to warn drivers about hazards on the road.

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