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it will be back to sbc and DISTRONIC

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by jasonyw, Dec 4, 2012.

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    jasonyw Banned

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    MB way ahead of the crowd! ;)
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Only on the distronic plus, and that cannot always cope and it will not stop you in time if a car is stationery some way ahead as it stands
     
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    MB sown the seeds, Volvo growth the idea..
     
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    I don't much like the idea of "road trains" (cars being led by a bus, in their example) -- that'll really be fun to overtake. :(
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Just like lane assist then and cyclist in the mirror, all Volvo, A pillars that will not collapse if you hit an elk plus so much more, all Volvo technology and loads more of it. it boring to try and insist on who was first and a waste of life
     
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    It's your life Malc!
     
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    no no no. nobody remember riding in disneyland guided cars in the 60s?

    I still remember.

    volvo nicked the idea from disney.

    it the same as riding on a train but in this scenario, we can change carriage at will.
     
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    From the article: "Firm claims 'nobody will be killed or injured in a new Volvo by 2020'"

    The DML prediction:

    • 2018: Volvo introduce collision detection systems in their cars. Idiots think this means they can watch a movie, read a paper or have a nap and the car won't crash.
    • 2019: Volvo spends more on legal defence than R&D
    • 2020: Volvo files for bankruptcy due to the huge legal fees incurred defending class action suits filed against them for injuries or deaths caused by their "crash-proof" cars. No new Volvo cars are launched in 2020 fulfilling their promise that "nobody will be killed or injured in a new Volvo by 2020"
     
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    Volvo and SAAB have always been very good at sharing all safety ideas with other car makers, and never once kept any life saving ideas to themselves
     
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    And neither have MB

    It's all business and trying to gain a march on the composition..
     
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    Good thread.
    Volvos unique usp is safety. It does need to move the game on as the competition moves on.

    I don't think by 2020 they'll be there but good on them for trying.

    I wish they do that V60 as RWD as I'd go get one. Stunning design going on there at the moment.
     

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