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    Volvo trucks new emergency brakes.


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    I guess the Volvo driver needed new underwear after that last one

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    Bloody Hell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    Bloody Hell!
    Indeed! Very impressive system! All trucks should be retrofitted with it immediately.

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    Unless all trucks are fitted, they're not a lot of use. The Volvo will stop with inches to spare and the truck behind won't.

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    I'm pretty sure that there wasn't just one set of skid marks left, during the shooting of that video....

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    Imagine that on the M6 in rush-hour - the Volvo truck successfully stops to avoid a collision due to stalled motorist ahead but gets absolutely t*****d from behind by about 18 white van men who all plough in to him......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Imagine that on the M6 in rush-hour - the Volvo truck successfully stops to avoid a collision due to stalled motorist ahead but gets absolutely t*****d from behind by about 18 white van men who all plough in to him......
    The Darwin Awards at their purest???

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    I'm pretty sure that there wasn't just one set of skid marks left, during the shooting of that video....
    Ha ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    The Darwin Awards at their purest???
    So you've been on the M6 then?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    So you've been on the M6 then?!
    Not unless I really, really, really have to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Unless all trucks are fitted, they're not a lot of use. The Volvo will stop with inches to spare and the truck behind won't.
    Similar could have possibly been said when ABS was first appearing? So long as they all start getting it, they will all have it in a few years.

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    I was fortunate to test drive a Volvo XC60 which had this breaking system. They got you to drive at 18 mph over 20 meters and the car braked for you before you hit the inflatable. They then made you do it blindfolded. Was very interesting and after crashing my car at that speed and writing it off, I wished I had £30k in my back pocket to buy one!



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