With the rapid increases of touch screens and smartphones inside cars has sparked a growing debate around the dangers of distraction behind the wheel. Keeping the customers safety in mind, Volvo safety specialists say that interruption is a fact of life, and that technology should be used to support people in their daily commute.
The carmaker company’s own safety research recommended that when used correctly, modern technology inside the car can actively reduce distraction, boost road safety and help people to be better and more focused drivers. (Read: Mahindra Thar crosses 15,000 bookings)
The carmaker is actively uses technology to combat the dangers of distraction and build some of the safest cars on the road. (Read: Maruti Suzuki Swift Limited Edition launched)
Volvo Group feels that interruption should also be addressed via in-car cameras and other sensors that monitor the driver. While using these technologies, if a clearly distracted (or intoxicated) driver does not respond to warning signals and risks a serious, potentially lethal accident, the car could intervene.
The carmaker is also planning to introduce new cameras on the upcoming generations of the Volvo’s scalable SPA2 vehicle platform. (Read: Key Highlights of new Audi Q2)