Volvo safety feature lowers insurance

2nd October 2012

Drivers who are looking to save money on their car insurance may be pleased to hear that the New Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) feature on the Volvo V40 could cut premiums.

The so-called City Safe technology was found to prevent accidents which can occur at low speeds and has been subsequently given a lower insurance rating.

Anders Eugensson, Volvo Car Corporation's director of governmental affairs, said: "It is tremendous that our efforts are now reaping additional benefits for drivers: lower insurance ratings mean reduced premiums."

Mr Eugensson suggested that safety features, such as City Safe, should be included on all models of cars and not just those at the high end of the range.

The technology means that if the car in front slows or stops and the Volvo driver fails to react the car will automatically brake.

Volvo trucks have recently entered the news as the Volvo FH has been sold on eBay for £120,000.

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