Animals Rejoice: Volvo Developing Animal Detection Safety Technology

Volvo’s City Safety may be one of the most advanced active safety systems offered in modern cars today, but the Swedish automaker is developing even more sophisticated safety systems to prevent crashes. Why? Volvo has set an ambitious goal: By 2020, nobody is to be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo. Autonomous driving support may be one way to achieve this. Volvo is working on a system for driving in slow-moving traffic queues, in which data from a camera and radar sensors help the car follow a vehicle in front. Autonomous cars and V2V communication are nothing new, though Volvo is the first to successfully attempt an autonomous road train on public roads…
If you’re afraid of colliding with an animal on a winding road at night in the rain, new headlight technology from Carnegie Mellon might prove effective.