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Volvo develops the ´no death´ car:
Vehicles which drive themselves
and are totally crashproof could
be on British roads in eight years

Daily Mail [UK], by Ray Massey

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/5/2012 5:51:43 AM

Car giant Volvo is developing ´no death´ cars that drive themselves and are impossible to crash--ready for launch in showrooms within eight years. The computerised vehicles will be fitted with high-tech sensors and will ´refuse to be steered´ into other objects. Volvo says they will be on sale to customers by 2020, but that some of the life-saving technology will be incorporated into its vehicles even earlier--from 2014--it says. Volvo´s head of government affairs Anders Eugensson said: ‘Our vision is that no one is killed or injured in a new Volvo by 2020.’ Swedish-based Volvo--now owned by China´s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/5/2012 5:58:07 AM     (No. 9049288)

Not fair that only rich people can afford death proof cars.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/5/2012 6:16:00 AM     (No. 9049296)

Can other objects be steered into the Volvo, though? DER...


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/5/2012 6:23:36 AM     (No. 9049304)

"totally crashproof" that sounds remarkably to my ears like "unsinkable".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley, 12/5/2012 7:12:08 AM     (No. 9049349)

Mrs C´s car already has a feature that works similarly, but opposite. It turns into every shopping center.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 12/5/2012 7:46:14 AM     (No. 9049400)

What if an unmanned aerial vehicle crashes into my ´no death´ Volvo?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ynaught, 12/5/2012 7:58:07 AM     (No. 9049420)

My beloved Volvo has a blind spot information system which works most of the time. But in heavy rain and sometimes if some piece of mud obscures the camera, it stops working. So, I never depend completely on it. I can´t imagine a crash proof car could be 100% reliable and wonder what law suits might come from the families of the deceased who relied on the car´s ability to keep them alive!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 12/5/2012 8:17:56 AM     (No. 9049451)

I had one of these cars several years ago. It wouldn´t start so it never crashed into anything.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Manitouman, 12/5/2012 8:18:34 AM     (No. 9049453)

Titanic accomplishment.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/5/2012 8:23:35 AM     (No. 9049467)

May I say, British roads is where these cars belong. (Just so they aren´t on our roads here.)

Good one, #9!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MKirkUSN, 12/5/2012 8:38:56 AM     (No. 9049488)

Bloomberg is already looking at the modification that won´t allow fast food drive-thru access either.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 12/5/2012 9:05:07 AM     (No. 9049527)

In a Yugo ....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: addicted_to_coffee, 12/5/2012 9:21:27 AM     (No. 9049553)

"no death"???
runs in a closed track
interior vastly over padded
never exceeds 20 miles per hour

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The Disney Monorail but slower

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/5/2012 9:29:26 AM     (No. 9049566)

And all over the land, lawyers near and far perked up at this claim, hoping, nay praying for the deaths of people in these "no death" vehicles.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/5/2012 9:33:35 AM     (No. 9049581)

I´ve been driving for 35 years and I have never hit anyone. I had been rear-ended a few times while sitting at red lights and once on the freeway.

I really don´t want less attentive drivers on the road and I don´t trust the technology to get it right.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: bob913, 12/5/2012 9:33:46 AM     (No. 9049582)

If Nascar can have cars that the drivers survive a 200mph crash then we can have safer cars. Forget the driverless car tho.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: William1, 12/5/2012 10:10:35 AM     (No. 9049678)

Agree with the above posters about the breathtaking stupidity of the claim. But, too late now. With Volvo having made it, it will never be forgotten, particularly when the first lawsuit arises.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/5/2012 10:15:03 AM     (No. 9049692)

No problem, we just need bigger trucks to take them out! Can you say ´squash´?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 12/5/2012 1:10:41 PM     (No. 9050123)

I am stopped or moving slow on the freeway, and I notice a semi coming down on me and obviously not slowing. So I opt to drive into a minor fence barrier to get out of the way. The car will not let me do it.

I am rear-ended by the semi and killed.

I am trying to get my dad, who is having a heart attack, to the hospital many miles away. I opt to drive through my wood garage door which has jammed because of snow, the damage to my car would be slight and I have to get him to the hospital. My car wont let me do that. My dad dies because I cannot use my car forcefully in an emergency.

Shall I go on?

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