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Volvo plows into pedestrians during safety demo

Volvo plows into pedestrians during safety demo


TERRIBLY WRONG. HERE IS JEANNE MOOS. >>THIS IS HOW NOT TO TRAIN YOUR CAR DEALERSHIP STAFF ABOUT A SAFETY SYSTEM MEANT TO PROTECT PEDESTRIANS. IT’S OKAY. NO ONE WAS BADLY HURT. NO ONE EVENT WENT TO THE HOSPITAL. THE STAFF AT THIS VOLVO DEALERSHIP IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WILL PROBABLY BE A LITTLE LESS TRUSTING OF TECHNOLOGY EVEN IF IT WASN’T THE VEHICLE’S FAULT. THIS WAS NO EVIL CAR WITH ITS OWN MIND LIKE THE ONE IN THE MOVIE CHRISTINE. MOWING DOWN PEOPLE ON PURPOSE. VOLVO IS STILL LOOKING INTO IT. BUT IT TELLS CNN THAT THE DEALERSHIP THOUGHT THE CAR WAS EQUIPPED WITH A RADAR AND CAMERA SYSTEM THAT SCANS FOR PEDESTRIANS.>>IT AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATES THE BRAKING POWER IF THE DRIVER FAILS TO BRAKE IN TIME. >>SO WHAT HAPPENED WITH A DRIVER BEHIND THE WHEEL AT THE DEALERSHIP.>>THE GOOD NEWS IS ACCORDING TO VOLVO, IT DID NOT MALFUNCTION. >>THE CAR WASN’T EQUIPPED WITH A PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION SYSTEM AND FOR THINKING IT WAS WHEN IT WASN’T, AND LETTING THE STAFF STAND THERE, VOLVO BLAMES IT ON HUMAN ERROR. AND THE AUTOMATIC BRAKING SYSTEM FAILING, THEY ATTRIBUTED THAT TO A BATTERY PROBLEM. >>IT WAS A MISHAP IN THE TESTING HERE. >>OTHERS HAVE CHALLENGING THE PEDESTRIAN SYSTEM FOR LAUGHS. EVEN USING HUMANS DRESSES AS DUMMIES. BUT THAT WAS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE CRASH COURSE THESE

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35 thoughts on “Volvo plows into pedestrians during safety demo

  1. The clip that played at 1:16 just made me burst out loud laughing. Just how it casual plows into the back of a truck and then the guy speaking in the background "Uh… we have some kind of mishap in the testing here.."

  2. You can't trust humans always and you definitely cannot trust software written by humans always. Especially when the users of that software have no way to report bugs back to the engineers that wrote it – which is the norm for software written for products used by consumers.

  3. Great, so people can look forward to being plowed down by cheap smart car buyers who didn't want to shell out the extra dough for pedestrian cameras.

    You would think those would be a REQUIREMENT, not an option.

  4. volvo is a chinese company now, so its a NO NO. Buy bolbo if you support the chinese corrupt communist party (cccp).

  5. "Hey stand on the front would ya don't worry it has a automatic braking system
    drive and runs him over
    "Ha ha got em!!!"

  6. Yeah, I'm sure Volvo isn't lying. Self driving cars will be totally safe BTW. I'm definitely not being sarcastic. No sarcasm here.

  7. It wouldn't surprise me if that car didn't have the detection system. Many cars send to evolving countries are stripped down of many features. Some cars don't even have airbags.

  8. Very lame excuse :D. Having stupid people in you company is as much stupid as having malfunctioned autonomous systems… the former is even worse!.

  9. Are self driving cars even necessary? Billions of dollars invested and the end result is a vehicle that could kill more people. Get your crap together, plutocrats.

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