Consumer Reports confirms Volvo City Safe tech works as advertised
By Mark Atkinson for MSN Autos
While there are some folks who feel any added piece of safety technology is only making us worse drivers by becoming more reliant on them, others feel quite differently. The arguments both ways can get heated and - unfortunately - there's very little hard data to back up the claims on both sides.
Apparently, that's no longer the case, at least for one small fraction of what's available. The idea behind forward collision warning systems is pretty simple: through an array of sensors and/or cameras, the car's computer will somehow alert the driver when another vehicle's closing speed is too great.
Depending on the system, some will do more than just beep and flash: they'll apply the brakes too, avoiding the collision altogether. But whether any of them are worth the investment remains to be seen.