Volvo charges extra for auto-braking technology that stops for pedestrians

Fusion’s Kashmir Hill recently contacted Volvo about a (somewhat disturbing) YouTube video purporting to show a test of a Volvo with auto-braking capabilities that ends up running into several pedestrians watching the test. Volvo’s response might make the problem worse.

A spokesperson for the car maker told Fusion that the video appears to be testing a Volvo XC60’s auto-braking technology, which comes standard in that model. This technology, called City Safety, is designed to identify other cars and objects in front of the car and activate the brakes when traveling below 30 miles per hour, preventing fender benders when cars are in stop-and-go traffic, for example.

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Network World Colin Neagle