File this one under “don’t try this at home” – or maybe "tests to avoid at your local auto dealership."
An auto dealer in the Dominican Republic reportedly decided to put to the test the “city-safe” system, one of the safety features in the Volvo XC60. The feature is designed to recognize pedestrians and automatically stop the car.
The problem was, no one turned on the vehicle’s “city safe” mode prior to starting the test. You can imagine the surprise of, well, everyone there when the Volvo rammed two men standing in front of the car!
They make an owner's manual for a reason, people. Also, there's a reason self-driving cars probably are the way to go.
Reports indicate the two men escaped with just bruises, along with an increasing awareness of the ineptitude of man.
The dealer no doubt is suffering temporary embarrassment while the video remains viral. But he has an opportunity to turn lemons into lemonade by creating an ad around this video about how his "low, low prices will knock you over!"
Invoice coming, dealer.
Here's the video below, with another under that showing how the feature actually is supposed to work.
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