Volvo Cars is long and famously known for their unrelenting pursuit in vehicle safety technology. This time around, it becomes the only European brand with four models on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ list.
To qualify for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards, vehicles must meet a benchmark criteria which requires no driver intervention in its ability to slow down or stop, all to prevent a crash from taking place.
One of Volvo’s best performing and most impressive crash avoidance technology is the City Safety feature which is now standard in all new Volvos. The City Safety feature is Volvo’s low-speed collision avoidance system, and helps Volvo drivers avoid low-speed or city collisions by applying automated brake force.
Vice President of the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) Matthew Moore, who is also the director of the study said, “Consistent with prior results, this study shows that forward collision systems are working.
“That is good news because an increasing number of vehicles have these features. These features are preventing common, everyday crashes caused by inattentive drivers or drivers who don’t react quickly enough to emergency situations.”
The report by IIHS also stated that insurance claims of S60 owners amounted to 16 percent less compared to other midsize luxury cars. The XC70 and all-new XC90 however, have not been launched in time to participate in the study.