Volvo V70XC off roading 22.3.09
Some articulation and use of the AWD system on a Cambridgeshire green lane. The viscous coupling system takes a few seconds to warm up, but then it's fairly quick to respond. Once again, it's using road tyres.
Volvo xc70 off road,todoterreno, montes,pedras , rampas, subidas,descidas
Reconstructed crash with a new Volvo V70 and a V70 Classic
http://www.volvotips.com is the ultimate Volvo website which will contain all info about classic Volvos! If you need any parts manuals, hints and tips or service manuals you can view them at Volvotips.com. We're still developing the website so stay tuned for extra info about your favorite Volvo car.
This video shows a promo video of Volvo Cars where a reconstruction is being made of a frontal crash between 2 cars, in this case a 2008 Volvo V70 and a Volvo V70 Classic (it's not a 850). First you'll see a simulation of the frontal crash and then the real crash is being reconstructed. The test is done at the Volvo Safety test center in Torslanda (Sweden). For more info about this test facility check the Top Gear item about it: http://youtu.be/HYdKoXPGqJg
Volvotips has exclusive permission of Volvo Cars and Volvo Heritage to publish all content of Volvo, including service manuals, greenbooks, parts catalogs and promotional material.
Please visit http://www.volvotips.com for all info about the Volvo PV, Amazon, P1800, 240 and 260-series, 740, 760 and 780, 900-series and 850.
2012 Volvo XC70 | Will It Be A Classic Volvo?
2012 Volvo XC70 | Will It Be A Classic Volvo?
FROM : http://classicvolvorestoration.com in cooperation with http://classicvolvorestoration.com/classicvolvoparts.php
Volvo XC70 2012.Will this be a "Classic Volvo" in the future?
My Classic Volvo Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CGELLC
2012 Volvo XC70 Station Wagon Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/volvo/xc70/2012/ Volvo has been making station wagons for decades. The 2012 Volvo XC70 is the latest in a great line-up of safe vehicles. The XC stands for cross-country meaning this station wagon has all-wheel drive and can go practically anywhere and do anything. The great thing about the 2012 Volvo XC70 is that from the rear seats forward it is essentially a sedan offering you tons of comfort and luxury. But the wagon style rear gives you tons of cargo room. In fact the XC70 offers 72 cubic feet of cargo room. The base price for the 2012 Volvo XC70 is $32,950 with the T6 Platinum AWD model going for $43,650.
There are 2 different engines choices available on the 2012 Volvo XC70. The first is a 3.2 liter inline 6-cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy for this engine is 19 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. The other engine choice is a more powerful turbocharged 3.0 liter 6-cylinder that makes 300 horsepower and 325 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is a bit lower at 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. But the increase in horsepower is well worth it.
When it comes to safety the XC70 is packed with the latest and greatest technology from Volvo. There are a myriad of airbags on the XC70 including side impact airbags for the driver and front passenger as well as inflatable curtain airbags for the rear occupants. A Whiplash Protection System is built into the seats as are seatbelt pre-tensioners. The 2012 Volvo XC70 comes equipped with ABS and an Emergency Brake Assist System. The Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control Systems work to keep the XC70 safely planted. When off-roading the Hill Descent Control system helps to keep the vehicle under control. The XC70 feature high ground clearance for a station wagon and most models come standard with AWD although you can opt for the FWD only system too.
See More Car Videos
Join Our Facebook Page
2013 The all new Volvo V40 - Pedestrian Airbag Technology
Volvo Car Corporation's pedestrian airbag: here's how it works
Seven sensors, advanced technology and an airbag that deploys at lightning speed in the windscreen area. These are some of the main elements of Pedestrian Airbag Technology - the system that makes Volvo Car Corporation with its all-new V40 the first manufacturer with a pedestrian airbag.
In China 25 percent of traffic fatalities are pedestrians. In Europe the figure is 14 percent and in the USA 12 percent. Far larger numbers of pedestrians are injured. The most serious head injuries involving pedestrians and cars are caused by the hard structure under the bonnet panel, the windscreen's lower edge and the A-pillars.
These were some of the considerations when Volvo Car Corporation started development of its Pedestrian Airbag Technology. The system was a world breakthrough when the all-new Volvo V40 was launched in Geneva earlier this year.
"We are proud to be able to offer a car with an airbag for pedestrians. The purpose of the airbag is to help protect pedestrians in certain situations when they impact the bonnet and the area around the windscreen wiper recess and A-pillar, where there may be a risk of serious head injuries," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Advisor Safety, Volvo Car Corporation.
Seven sensors embedded in the front of the car transmit signals to a control unit. When the car comes into contact with an object, the signals change. The control unit evaluates the signals and if it registers what it interprets as a human leg the pedestrian airbag is deployed.
Raises the bonnet by ten centimetres
The bonnet hinges are each equipped with pyrotechnical release mechanisms which, when the system is activated, pull out a pin and release the rear of the bonnet panel. At the same time, the airbag is activated and starts filling with gas. During the inflation sequence the airbag raises the bonnet. It is lifted ten centimetres and stays in the raised position.
The added gap between the bonnet and the hard components in the engine compartment gives space for the bonnet to deform, creating a dampening effect when it is hit by a pedestrian.
"The airbag has two functions. Firstly, it raises the bonnet to create distance, and secondly it cushions the impact around the hard parts of the area near the windscreen," explains Thomas Broberg.
In its inflated position, the airbag covers the entire windscreen wiper recess, about one-third of the windscreen and the lower part of the A-pillars. The entire sequence from activation of the system to full inflation takes a few hundredths of a second.
Tests with human-like dummy legs
The system is active at speeds between 20 and 50 km/h. 75 percent of all accidents involving pedestrians take place at up to 40 km/h.
"We developed the technology using computer simulations and human-like leg and head forms. The tests were carried out in a wide variety of configurations," relates Thomas Broberg.
The airbag itself consists of a sack and a gas hybrid generator. Upon activation, the sack is filled with gas within a few milliseconds.
Two years ago, 2010, Volvo Car Corporation launched Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake. The system can avoid a collision with a pedestrian at speeds of up to 35 km/h if the driver does not respond in time. At higher speeds the focus is on reducing the car's speed as much as possible before the collision.