The Volvo Kangaroo Brake System Will Save Lives

By: Sarah St.Jules - Published: Jul 9, 2013 • References: news.au
Volvo, the Swedish automotive company is in works to devise a brake system that can predict when a kangaroo will jump out in front of your car. The concept may seem far-fetched for those of us who do not live in a kangaroo-dominated country, however the same premise will apply to bicycles, moose and deer as well.

This brake system will use camera-based technology (in the windshield) and radar to help determine if there is a kangaroo that will run the risk of jumping out in front of your vehicle. If the driver is unable to react and stop the car, the brake system will do that automatically. This system will not only help to save the lives of animals crossing the road, it will also help to save the humans who are driving the vehicle.