Volvo Developing Animal Avoidance Safety Tech
Now, the most nordic of all car manufacturers, Volvo of Sweden have announced that they are developing a new system to which alerts the driver of an impending crash, then automatically brakes. It is similar to another system patented by the Swedish manufacturer, which detects pedestrians, but this one will be calibrated to detect animals and prevent the car from crashing into them.
According to Andreas Elderhall, a Volvo technical expert "the system consists of two parts - a radar sensor and an infra-red camera that can register the traffic situation [. . .] The goal is for the system to function at the normal rural highway speeds. In cases in which it cannot help the driver entirely avoid the collision, the system will slow down the car sufficiently to help reduce the force of impact and thus of serious injuries."