City Safety becomes one of the most developed, useful and enhanced crash prevention system which is standard in the all-new Volvo XC90. The system is active at all speeds from 4 km/h (2.5 mph) and it turns into the umbrella name for all Volvo's auto brake functions.

The purpose of the Volvo City Safety system is to help and guide the driver by using an intuitive warning method as well as a brake support system. In a situation when the driver cannot respond right away, the system will provide automatic braking. Precisely, the system functions include:

  • Addressing Oncoming vehicles, including motorcycles and cycles, when the driver turns left (or right in left-hand traffic). City Safety then can note a possible crash and brakes automatically in order to avoid a collision.
  • Noting vehicles, including motorcycles, travelling in the same direction. City Safety can avoid an impact if the relative speed difference between the two vehicles is up to 50 km/h (31 mph). At higher speeds, the automatic braking reduces the consequences of the collision.
  • Addressing cyclists crossing the path of the car or suddenly swerving out in front it. Depending on the situation, City Safety is able to avoid a collision if the relative speed difference is up to 45 km/h (28 mph). At higher speeds, the automatic braking can mitigate the consequences of the collision.
  • Observing pedestrians walking out in front of the car. The system is able to avoid a collision at speeds up to 45 km/h (28 mph). At higher speeds, the automatic braking can help mitigate the consequences of the collision.

The excellent functions of the safety system also feature detection in darkness thanks to the integrated camera and radar which is able to monitor objects in front of the car and to determine their distance and movement.

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Source: Volvo