Volvo has taken a huge leap towards reducing the 1.25 million road traffic deaths by introducing pedestrian and cyclist detection system, a maiden attempt in the bus industry. It will be launched at IAA in Hannover.
The new technology will be introduced in Volvo's European bus fleet in 2017. The Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection System monitors around the bus for pedestrians and cyclist using cameras. It will warn road users by transmitting warning sounds if they are dangerously close to the bus.
In the same way, driver too will be alerted by sound and light display inside the bus. This technology is a part of Volvo's electromobility drive. The new technology will be tested on route 55 in Gothenburg. At IAA the new system will be revealed along with Volvo's other innovative safety features.
Director of Vehicle Feature and Safety at Volvo buses, Peter Danielsson said, "Several of the components in our system are based on the same tried and tested technology found in many cars. But we are the only vehicle manufacturer to offer a solution that simultaneously notifies both driver and unprotected road-user."