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Nanny says the future is Volvo

Post by Dandock » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:52 pm

So... forget the turbo-pdk-six pot debates, is this what we really need to worry about?

And while we’re at it I read that the rural speed limit in France is to be reduced to 80 kph. Mon dieu!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43752226
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Re: Nanny says the future is Volvo

Post by SAC1 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:06 pm

Noooooooo!!!!


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Re: Nanny says the future is Volvo

Post by Paul » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:09 pm

I think we do need to worry about it!
If you don’t want to take responsibility behind the wheel, use National express, or the train!
(and the French are spitting bullets about the 50 mph on B roads, citing “ money grabbing radars.....”)
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Re: Nanny says the future is Volvo

Post by Spud » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:21 pm

Mmm XC90 safest car on the road but not on the driveway if memory serves me correct one burst in to flames last week 😉


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Re: Nanny says the future is Volvo

Post by Dandock » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:43 pm

Spud wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Mmm XC90 safest car on the road but not on the driveway if memory serves me correct one burst in to flames last week 😉
Yes indeed. 😂😂😂
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Re: Nanny says the future is Volvo

Post by Nuclear Nick » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:29 am

Allegedly arson though, according to cctv.
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Re: Nanny says the future is Volvo

Post by Col Lamb » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:56 am

No wonder Volvos are the safest, all they do nowadays is take the kids to school and do the shopping.

Years ago there were literally thousands mile munching the Motorways, today hardly ever see any on the Mways.

Its good that active braking is getting to be standard, it should be standard on all vehicles. Just think how safe pushing the shopping trolley around the car park of a Supermarket if vehicles were not able to reverse if movement was detected behind the car.
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Re: Nanny says the future is Volvo

Post by Peteski » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:20 am

AEB makes a lot of sense in the same way that ABS brakes and stability control did. Should be standard issue on all new cars and probably soon will be. AFAIK Volvo has the only AEB that also actively steers the vehicle away from the impending head-on collision (as fitted to the new XC60, but not the XC90 as of last year - although probably updated on the 2018 MY).

I'm not sure how AEB is a worry to anyone? It's totally transparent to the driver.


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Re: Nanny says the future is Volvo

Post by Paul1970 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:24 pm

The article is factually incorrect. I have had 2 different XC90s and none of them had AEB.


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Re: Nanny says the future is Volvo

Post by Ian.g » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:58 pm

I bet the driver of the blue car wishes it had been fitted - watch the background!
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