Volvo XC60 Art Car in "One Ocean, One Planet" Tour
The tour will travel in eight cities (Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, Ventura and Anaheim) until April 22, 2010, to celebrate Environmental Education Week, teaching students the important role of the arts in raising awareness about oceans and environment.
"We had a really positive experience working with Wyland at a fundraiser last September so we were excited at the opportunity to partner with him and the Wyland Foundation again," Greg Hembrough, VCNA sales and marketing
"We're thrilled to be on the selection committee to choose the winning mural, and to participate in 'One Ocean, One Planet' tour stops. We expect the students will show real enthusiasm to learn more about why it's important to protect our oceans and marine life."
The Volvo XC60 is the first vehicle to offer City Safety as standard equipment, helping stop the car in case it senses a collision and the driver does not apply the brakes.
The system is meant to prevent vehicle-on-vehicle collisions under 19 mph (31 km/h). It does so through the use of a closing velocity sensor that helps determine whether a collision is likely. If that is the case, Volvo's computer system will automatically brake the vehicle to avoid a rear end collision.