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http://www.dpccars.com/car-videos-13/03-08-13page-Volvo-Cyclist-Detection-with-full-Auto-brake.htm

Video presenting the new Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Autobrake.If a cyclist heading in the same direction suddenly swerves out in front of you as you're approaching from behind and a collision is imminent, there is an instant warning and full braking power is applied.
 

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http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/geneva-motor-show-2013/geneva-motor-show-volvo-reveals-cyclist-detection-technology



Autocar said:
Volvo has revealed a new cyclist detection system at the Geneva motor show.

Senior vice president Doug Speck introduced the new safety feature and demonstrated how it works.

Described as an extension of existing detection and auto-braking technology, the system can detect cyclists and apply braking if it detects an incident might be about to happen.

Volvo points to data suggesting that 50 per cent of all cyclists killed in European traffic have collided with a car. “Our solutions for avoiding collisions with unprotected road users are unique in the industry", said Speck.

"By covering more and more objects, situations and possible collisions, we reinforce our world-leading position within automotive safety. We keep moving towards our long-term vision to design cars which do not crash."

All Volvo cars equipped with pedestrian detection will also incorporate cyclist detection. The system comes in three parts, with a camera fitted in front of the interior rear view mirror, a radar integrated into the front grille and a central control unit.
 

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does the existing v40 already have this mode? (or anyone keen to experience with a dummy tricycle:D

or do you think it will be a software update?
 

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subtlesilver said:
does the existing v40 already have this mode? (or anyone keen to experience with a dummy tricycle:D

or do you think it will be a software update?
It is not a software retro fit. The car requires an additional camera in the grill and the computer module requires a bigger processor. It could be retrofitted but it would be VERY costly.
 
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