State-of-the-art safety sys­tems

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - World Of Luxury -

Buy­ing a lux­ury car isn’t just about sta­tus or pre­mium com­fort; you would want noth­ing but the ab­so­lute best in ve­hi­cle safety sys­tems for your loved ones.

This is where Volvo is un­doubt­edly a leader, as the Swedish au­tomaker is so pas­sion­ate about safety that its vi­sion is that no one should be killed or se­ri­ously in­jured in a new Volvo car by 2020.

For ex­am­ple, the Volvo XC90 has a pi­o­neer­ing ‘run-off road pro­tec­tion pack­age’ that tight­ens the safety belts to hold pas­sen­gers in place should the ve­hi­cle find it­self air­borne af­ter veer­ing off the road.

Also, in the XC90, an “auto brake at in­ter­sec­tion” ca­pa­bil­ity has been added, which au­to­mat­i­cally ap­plies the brakes if the driver turns in front of an on­com­ing car and is sim­i­lar to the City Safety sys­tem which also en­gages the auto brake func­tion if it de­tects that the SUV (dur­ing day or night time) will col­lide with a ve­hi­cle, cy­clist or pedes­trian at the front of the car.

Or check out the Mercedes-Benz S 400h, where the safety kit in­cludes blind spot as­sist, ac­tive lane keep­ing, Distronic Plus with Steer­ing As­sist, adap­tive head­lights, night view as­sist and eight airbags.

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