6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Car Tech Video: Volvo XC60 with City Safety Technology

About Video Transcript

Car Tech Video: Volvo XC60 with City Safety Technology

1:38 /

This Volvo stops itself when you're too busy to bother to pay attention!

[ Music ] ^M00:00:06 >> It's one of those fact toys like most accidents happen within -- what, a mile of your house. Volvo says, 70 plus percent of all accidents happen under 20 miles an hour. You know the one. It's that real stupid one. You're creeping along and not paying attention -- smack! You hit the car stopped in front of you. Volvo is trying to stop that. This technology is called City Safety. It hits the brakes, all the way if you're not paying attention in one of those rear-enders situations. That laser in the wind shield is the key. It's watching for vehicle-shaped objects that are stopped ahead of you. It works between 2 and 19 miles per hour and it applies a 100 percent of the brakes. This isn't a mitigation technology, this is a "oh my god, stop" technology. Let's check it out. So let's say those barriers out there are simulating the back end of a stopped car. And I'm so busy yack-yack-yacking with you and guess what... This car just saved me about 2 grand in body damage. I never even saw it coming. Luckily, the car did. Now this technology is going to be standard on the new XC60, this car here, which is coming to the U.S. March 2009. Interesting trivia, Volvo says between 2 and 9 miles per hour there is a 100 percent chance this system will keep you from hitting whatever it is that it spots. Between 10 and 19, there might be a little of this, but it will be a whole lot less than if you weren't attention and just went smack.

New releases

Samsung's new Galaxy phones pack powerful front cameras
1:20 March 1, 2015
Samsung's new phones have supercharged rear and front cameras.
Play video
The S6, S6 Edge have long-lasting batteries
1:08 March 1, 2015
The new Galaxy phones have fast, wireless charging
Play video
Automatically capture photos with the QindredCam wearable camera
1:30 March 1, 2015
Keep your smartphone in your pocket with a wearable camera that shoots photos when it "detects" important moments.
Play video
See the new Gear VR headset
0:53 March 1, 2015
Samsung debuts its new headset for the S6 and S6 Edge.
Play video
Samsung revamps its phone UI
1:09 March 1, 2015
TouchWiz gets much more stylish with a new design.
Play video
Check out Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge
1:00 March 1, 2015
Get the first glimpses of Samsung's newest-high end phones
Play video
Meet the dual-edge Galaxy S6 Edge
1:29 March 1, 2015
What can you do with a doubly curved screen? CNET's Jessica Dolcourt shows you here.
Play video
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge conquer metal and glass
2:10 March 1, 2015
Prepare yourself for Samsung's most premium flagship phones yet. For the phone maker, they're anything but typical.
Play video