Forward collision warning systems!

One thing that we've noticed a bit of a change in is safety technology. Rather than focusing on keeping passengers inside the car safe, it appears that tech is starting to focus on external issues -- granted, that also aides in keeping passengers safer.

Recent research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has also pointed to forward collision warning systems being a big help when reducing pedestrian crashes. Although Consumer Reports notes that there are currently 19 models that have some sort of active collision warning system, the all-new 2011 Volvo S60 is the first vehicle to feature "pedestrian detection," which uses radar to "see" people.

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Cars keep getting safer, with the help of technologies such as air bags, antilock brakes, and electronic stability control. Also, with increasingly sophisticated structures, technology has focused on protecting people inside of cars. However, now pedestrian safety is being looked at like never before. New research shows that there are significant numbers of pedestrian deaths that may be avoidable via high-tech safety systems, such as forward collision warning, which are making their way to showrooms...

[Source: Consumer Reports]

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