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 |  Jul 10 2012, 8:01 AM

Volvo is looking towards the future, working on three new safety systems that feature technology to help make our roads a safer place.

The Swedish automaker has developed a reputation for safety over the decades, and a preview of the safety systems it is currently working on shows why. The first of the three is a semi-autonomous driving system that utilizes cameras and radars sensors in order to follow the vehicle ahead. At low speeds, this safety technology will control the vehicle’s acceleration, braking, and steering automatically.

Intersection Support will automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes if a collision is imminent at an intersection. The automaker elaborated with the following example: “When the light turns green, one car after another turns left. Suddenly an oncoming car drives through the red light – and creates an immediate danger. In this situation, the turning car automatically brakes to avoid a collision.”

The third of the safety systems from the Swedish automaker is an animal detection system, helping prevent accidents with wild animals on the road. Similar to its pedestrian protection technology, the system will automatically apply the brakes on the vehicle if an animal impact may occur. While it’s not a perfect system – and what is – it could reduce collision impact speeds to reduce the risk of injury.

Watch the three videos of Volvo’s new safety systems below.

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