Volvo SCC

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Volvo Safety Concept Car

The Volvo Safety Concept Car (SCC) is an ESV concept car which was first shown at the 2001 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.The SCC incorporates the rear hatch design from Volvo P1800ES and the glass hatch from Volvo 480ES.[1]

The interior design is similar to the S40 and V50; the majority of parts including the instrument panel, 'floating' centre stack and steering wheel are shared by the three cars.

Safety features include:[2]

  • Forward collision warning
  • Information projected on the windscreen
  • Technology that monitors vehicles in the "blind spot" and alerts the driver.
  • Warning system to alert the driver to the risk of straying from the lane.
  • Cruise control that maintains a set distance behind the vehicle in front.
  • Flashing brake lights during hard braking
  • Safety cameras
  • Advanced headlights that follow the curvature of the road as the car turns.
  • Further-developed HMI (Human Machine Interface)
  • Height-adjustable rear seat.
  • Protection for pedestrians
  • Steering wheel adjustable for height and reach
  • Passive unlocking and engine starting
  • Communication with the car via mobile phone

The vehicle was unveiled in 2001 Detroit Auto Show, and later in Seville International Airport in southern Spain in Autumn. Production model of C30 was planned in 2002.[3]

The car was the first and, to date, the only car to have an experimental criss-cross seatbelt

Design elements from the car were later used in the Volvo C30 which went into production in 2007.


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