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Volvo adapts cars to changes in driving behavior

GasBuddy Blog -- It is, without a doubt, a stark reflection on society. Volvo says it is now developing new safety systems that factor in driver behavior in the modern traffic environment and that includes the stupid and dangerous choices too many of us make.

They cite U.S. research that says modern drivers spend 25 percent to 30 percent of the time behind the wheel doing other things, such as "mobile communication" and since these choices affect the driver's attention that has to be taken into account when developing new technology, Volvo says, in a report from Greencarcongress.com.

While Volvo says it is dedicated to achieving the vision of "an accident-free traffic environment" it is now advancing technology that helps the car take...


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mwc407
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 2:31:51 PM

Interesting. Volvo has always been a pioneer in the field of auto safety - but where do you draw the line?
Archangel7777
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 12:34:36 PM

Wonder when cars will be attached or tethered because car crashes kill thousands every year.In 2006 just under 2.6 million people were injured. Somethings are worse than death and that is serious injury.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 7:09:07 AM

ok
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No thanks
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 4:00:04 AM

as the old saying goes... "can't fix stupid..."
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 3:59:41 AM

good luck Volvo.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 4:16:54 PM

Another article growing wiskers
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 12:53:09 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 11:34:02 AM

OLD old Old
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 11:28:07 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 10:31:18 AM

thanks for the post
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:48:42 AM

old news.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:47:31 AM

Why is this still on the board? Third day.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:45:34 AM

it may not save those stupid drivers ... unless the car can cancel those killing choices
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:40:55 AM

I have already responded to this story.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:40:09 AM

This story has been up 3 days now... needs to be changed.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:39:45 AM

Too many distractions for drivers.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:36:47 AM

% is probably higher
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:36:46 AM

there are DRIVERS and there are YAKKERS.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:36:25 AM

ampinoy13, Ditto!!!
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old
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K
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:34:16 AM

volvo does great work but this is really stale
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:34:03 AM

I am going to test drive a Volvo!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:33:48 AM

Ditto!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:33:47 AM

Won't work
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:33:24 AM

repeat 3 days in a row.
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k
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Old news
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:31:27 AM

Another repeat
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:30:58 AM

Volvos are good safe long lasting cars
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:30:14 AM

Good for Volvo.
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Old news
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:28:23 AM

Good to see safety is still a concern, with all the pressure to reduce vehicle weight and improve MPG.
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Aging posts is just another example of driver inattention!??!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:27:07 AM

old one.
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Thursday's story
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:25:51 AM

Wake up GasBuddy and change these old posts.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:24:45 AM

Very old
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ok
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old
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Another oldie but goodie.
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day for this story
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Read this Friday
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Whats happens when that sensor dies?????
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Old news.
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Bad idea.
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old news
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Old news
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OLD
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:16:29 AM

same
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