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Volvo has been making high-quality vehicles since their first manufacturing plant in 1927. Volvo has also grown with many new technological advances including auto-brakes, lane departure warnings, and partly autonomous driving. But recently Volvo stretched their limits and made a very bold claim. Volvo claimed that by 2020, they would have injury free vehicles, or very close. They claimed that in 2020, their vehicles and the drivers in those vehicles will never experience a fatality or any serious injury. Now we have all known that Volvo has been at the forefront of safety for many years, but this claim will definitely put them at the top of the list for any scared parents.
Many new features in new Volvo's and other car companies such as Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and many more have been saving many lives. Volvo's engineers even track the total amounts of crashes and fatalities that year so they can really understand which safety features work the best. One feature has been found to be very effective, "Radar, cameras or other sensors detect obstacles ahead and warn the driver. If the driver still doesn't react, the car can apply the brakes automatically to avoid, or at least reduce, the impact of a crash. In the United States, auto safety regulators have found this technology particularly effective in reducing crashes." (CNN). Although many of these features have been found to be very useful there is one thing CNN writer Peter Valdes-Dapena knows, "There is one big caveat. If someone really wants to hurt themselves, or is just really, really stupid... well, Volvo can't do anything about that." (CNN).