Volvo is really banging up its cars ? and for a good reason.
The Swedish automaker has a rather ambitious goal ? make its cars death proof by 2020.
According to CNN Money, Volvo ? as well as other automakers ? are planning on using a number of new technologies to try to meet their goal, including adaptive cruise control, in which a car maintains a safe distance on its own; automatic lane keep assist, which makes sure a car stays in its lane; collision avoidance, which wants drivers of obstacles that could cause a crash; and pedestrian and large animal protection.
Additionally, Volvo is putting its cars through some strenuous crash testing, like the side rollover test ?
? and the full frontal crash test
It?s a lofty goal, but one we should all hope for.