Volvo Buses to add unprotected road user detection

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Volvo have announced that a pedestrian and cyclist detection system will be introduced in 2017 for European buses. The Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection System continuously monitors the bus's vicinity using a camera. When the system detects unprotected road-users near the bus, it transmits a sound to warn other road-users that the bus is approaching. At the same time, the driver is alerted via sound and light signals inside the vehicle. If there is an imminent risk of an incident, the bus's horn is activated.

"Accidents involving buses and unprotected road-users seldom occur, but when they do the consequences may be very serious. In order to minimise the risks, it is important that drivers and anyone moving around near buses (such as at bus stops and pedestrian crossings), pays close attention to the traffic. In this context the Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection System offers excellent support" says Peter Danielsson, Director Vehicle Features and Safety at Volvo Buses.

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Volvo Buses to add unprotected road user detection