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Pulitzer Prize winner Barbara Davidson composed photos using a Volvo XC60.

Pulitzer Prize winner Barbara Davidson composed photos using a Volvo XC60.

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In one video, of a 30 mph rollover test, the car is barely even dented.

All the cameras, radar, and sensors in the world won't do a lick of good when a two-ton projectile unavoidably slams into an immoveable object.

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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 collision avoidance technologies to its criteria for attaining a Top Safety Pick+ rating.

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 of City Safety wind up filing nearly 30 percent less at-fault claims.

Volvo V60 Pedestrian Detection test failures – Click above to watch the videos

Autoblog tries Volvo City Safety on XC60 – Click above to watch video after the jump