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.
|Also called||Volvo Safety Concept Car|
|Production||2001 (Concept car)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Small family car (C)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback coupe|
|Layout||Front engine rear-wheel-drive|
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. Its doors open in a manner of front conventional doors and rear small sliding doors.
Safety features include:
- 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
- Doors in manner with front conventional doors and rear small sliding doors
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 the end of 2006.
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- Future Perfect - The Volvo Safety Concept Car
- Most of the concept car's technical innovations are in production - and it inspired the lines of the Volvo C30