Volvo's XC90 'ditch test' makes for radical video
Volvo showed a computer animated model of the safety feature at work in July; it showed off the system in real life this month at a facility in Sweden. According to Frank Markus, the technical director at Motor Trend (who posted the event on his Facebook feed), the test vehicle left the facility at 48 miles per hour before driving over the side of a constructed road, hitting an embankment and going airborne.
We only get an exterior view of the test so it's impossible to judge the explicit results of the system, but knowing Volvo, it's probably pretty good. The video above shows the test at normal speed (the action starts at 0:23), two of the videos below are slow motion takes, the final video is Volvo's animation.
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