Volvo unveils cyclist alert-and-brake car system

Volvo has announced it is releasing a cyclist detection facility which should prevent fatal accidents.

The auto firm says vehicles fitted with the system will be able to detect threats including a cyclist suddenly swerving out into a car’s path.
It said that if a collision risk was detected an alarm would sound and the car’s brakes would be fully deployed…
This is not the firm’s only effort to protect people outside its vehicles from accidents. In May it will release its first car fitted with an airbag beneath its bonnet which will inflate if sensors in the front bumper detect they have come into contact with a cyclist or pedestrian.
The airbag covers approximately a third of the windscreen and is designed to minimise injury to the victim’s head.