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Volvo’s self-parking car demo went horribly wrong
This is hardly reassuring.
Volvo is working towards a future where every car parks itself, and in a demo of this technology in the Dominican Republic, an observer got creamed as the car accelerated directly into him from a distance.
It’s all captured on video in this 33-second clip:
This is a Volvo XC60, and Remolacha.net reports that the victims are bruised but OK. This incident took place because the operators forgot to turn on “City Safe” mode. How about just having a “Safe” mode instead, and it’s always on?
It bears mentioning that this is the second time such a car has failed publicly. In 2011, a Volvo smashed into a truck during a similar demonstration.
Volvo did not immediately return request for comment. Here’s how this demonstration was supposed to go:
Photo via Volvo Newsroom
Dylan Love is an editorial consultant and journalist whose reporting interests include emergent technology, digital media, and Russian language and culture. He is a former staff writer for the Daily Dot, and his work has been published by Business Insider, International Business Times, Men's Journal, and the Next Web.