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    Official: IIHS introduces new test for avoiding crashes, not surviving them [w/videos]

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is once again looking to improve how it rates new cars in order to make it easier for shoppers to buy the safest cars on the market. In addition to recent test additions like the roof crush and small overlap frontal crash, the IIHS will now be adding ...

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    Volvo City Safety System gets thumbs up from NHTSA, IIHS [w/video]

    Volvo just got a major thumbs up in the safety department. Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have stated that the automaker's City Safety technology helps reduce, and even prevent, low-speed collisions. In fact, the IIHS noted that users ...

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    Volvo XC70 and S80 get refresh, tech upgrades for 2012

    On the outside, the changes to the 2012 Volvo S80 and XC70 aren't immediately noticeable. The headlamps have been redesigned, the S80 gets LED turn signals in the side mirrors and each model gets a new exterior color choice. Underneath the skin, however, these two Volvos have received a handful ...

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    Video: Volvo suffers another auto-stop safety system failure in public fashion

    Volvo V60 Pedestrian Detection test failures – Click above to watch the videos
    Volvo's new Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake is under scrutiny after a series of demonstrations for journalists in Australia went awry in rather spectacular fashion. During the presentation, an ...

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    VIDEO: Autoblog tries out Volvo City Safety on boss's BMW

    Autoblog tries Volvo City Safety on XC60 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    A number of bloggers on our team actually have real jobs, those crazy 9-5 things we full-time bloggers hear so much about. Sure, an actual 40-hour work week can tie one arm behind your back when trying to ...

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    VIDEO: Next-gen Volvo S60 takes Active Safety to next level with people sensing?

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    For decades now, Volvo has been staking its claim in the automotive landscape by being the safety brand. And honestly, that's smart marketing. When a family (especially a young family) goes car shopping and safety is high on their list of concerns, tying ...


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