Alright Malaysians, it's time to put a stop to this (again). Recently there have been videos circulating of a Volvo XC60 crashing into two people during a demonstration. People have said that the Managing Director of Volvo has been paralyzed as a result of this accident, but nothing could be further from the truth. To clarify, this video is over 2 years old and was taken in the Dominican Republic, and nobody was permanently injured from the incident.
Volvo Cars Malaysia has also released a statement clarifying that the vehicle in question had not been outfitted with a specific module known as Pedestrian Detection. While City Safety systems are standard in most Volvo products, certain modules need to be outfitted in order for the system to work as a whole. In addition to this, if the driver chooses to drive aggressively such as in the manner shown in the video, it is possible for the system to be overriden even if it was installed. In real world conditions, City Safety has been acknowledged to contribute to safer driving in heavy city traffic by avoiding or mitigating rear end collisions with other vehicles in low speeds by braking. The system is active in speeds up to 50 km/h.
So there you have it. Please stop circulating this video and remember to check your sources before you post.