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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 inflatable test dummy was run down after the system failed to detect its presence in time to stop -- and this was under controlled conditions. The optional hardware, which debuts on the 2011 S60 and V60 wagon, uses both radar and camera technology to avoid or mitigate an accident with a pedestria

2011 Volvo S60 T5 in action – click above for high-res image gallery