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Volvo Safety System Helps U.K. Operator Avoid At-Fault Accidents

Posted on April 9, 2012
City Safety System sensor mounted on front windshield.

City Safety System sensor mounted on front windshield.

City Safety System sensor mounted on front windshield.
City Safety System sensor mounted on front windshield.

The safety technology makes use of a laser sensor that is built into the windshield or front bumper like an electronic eye and automatically brakes if it senses that the vehicle is approaching a vehicle in front of it too quickly, a sign that the driver may not be paying attention. The system only works at low speeds, somewhere around 19 mph or less.

Tristar also has been deploying vehicles with Volvo’s Blind Spot Information System to help reduce collisions caused by lane-changing, which accounts for nearly 13% of the company’s accidents, although Tristar has yet to quantify the reductions in these accidents.


Read more about Tristar’s successful safety improvements by clicking the following links:

Volvo City Safety Technology Drives Down Chauffeur Company At Fault Rear Impact Accidents

Volvo’s City Safety System Produces Tangible Results For U.K. Car Service

Volvo Reduced Rear Impact Accidents by 28% in 6 Months

— Michael Campos, LCT associate editor

Related Topics: driver safety, London operators, passenger safety, Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services, U.K. operators, vehicle safety, vehicle technology, Volvo

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