Volvo aims for crash-free fleet by 2020

Volvo aims for crash-free fleet by 2020

With the construction of AstaZero, a proving ground in Sweden focusing on traffic safety, Volvo says it is a step closer to realizing its vision that by 2020 no one will be killed or seriously injured in one of its new cars.

Active safety systems will be the main focus at AstaZero. Unlike most proving grounds, says Volvo, the design is flexible and permits the construction of customized environments. Test conditions will simulate those found on city roads, multilane highways and crossroads. In studies involving complex traffic situations and high speeds, robots will operate the test vehicles.

The tests will focus on autonomous driving technology. Volvo is also developing advanced systems to help prevent driver distraction and fatigue.

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