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Volvo 'safety' concept makes world debut at Detroit in 2001

The Volvo Safety Concept Car (SCC) makes its world debut at the Detroit motor show in January. Innovative safety features include a see-through A-pillar, four-point seatbelts and remote control communication system which communicates with the driver when they are away from the vehicle.

##SCC--left--Volvo SCC concept##

The SCC tackles the problem created by obstructed visibility caused by the A and B-pillars with a see-through A-pillar made from metal and plexiglass. The B-pillar curves inwards and follows the shape of the seat frame to provide better visibility to the rear.

The SCC has a sensor that automatically catches the drivers' eyes and adjusts the seat the put the eyes in the position which offers the best view of the road and dashboard.

Also featured are two kinds of four-point belt integrated in the sear frame. There is also a remote control system, known as the Volvo Personal Communicator (VPC), which includes a sensor which registers heartbeats inside the parked car. This informs the driver is someone has broken into the car - or acts as a reminder if a child or animal has been left inside.

A second concept car, the ACC, will also be unveiled alongside the SCC at the Detroit motor show on January 8.

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