Everyone saying the driver’s reaction was fast. But little praised the boy’s amazing acceleration. Could outpace a Ferrari from 0-50
The Kid has also used his brain in that nerve wracking situation by running in the opposite direction, some people just stand still without running.
Kids are kids, sometimes careless. The truckie saw the school bus and was alert to this possibility. Also, I may be wrong, but I think the brakes were ‘driver applied’. Still, probably shook both boy and driver up a bit.That kids defo gonna be driving a Volvo when he’s older
The Latvian trucking firm investigated with Volvo and determined “it was 100% human reaction.” Score one for the non-robots! Earlier this week we brought you a dash-cam video of a harrowing near-collision between a child who darted out into traffic on a busy country road and an approaching semi. It was thought to be an illustration of the effectiveness of Volvo’s autonomous Automatic Emergency Braking technology. Turns out, the miraculous miss is down to simple heads-up human reaction. In a Facebook post, Latvian logistics firm Kreiss said it investigated the incident in concert with Volvo to determine exactly what, or who, prevented the calamity
Statement by Kriess and Volvo “In cooperation with top level experts from Volvo Corporation (Sweden) an investigation was carried out to identify whether it was the innovative Volvo FH emergency braking system, or the human reaction that prevented the accident. The investigation revealed that in this particular situation, which happened on 19 June 2017 in Herad in the south of Gol municipality in Norway, it was 100% human reaction. The report shows that distance between the truck and the child, who suddenly appeared on the road, was critically short. Moreover, the small-height child was running and appeared on the road unexpectedly. Thus, in that particular situation, it was impossible for the Volvo FH emergence braking system to recognize the child as an obstacle, and stop urgently. From the above stated, it could be concluded, that it was the truck driver, who managed to evaluate situation accordingly, his prompt reaction and immediate action that prevented the accident from happening. We are happy to acknowledge, that with no regard to the report provided, it would be not possible without Volvo Corporation engineers, who developed the innovative technical features of Volvo FH e.g. emergency braking system. Moreover, we must certify that the overall technical condition of the truck, low rolling resistance winter tires, and our internal training courses on safe and economical driving, are the key factors that make our drivers better prepared for situations like the one described above. We are proud to have such competent and experienced specialists in our team, able to evaluate critical situations and react fast. The great performance of our driver and specialists of our training department will definitely be praised. Once again, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the good words and comments received from all over the world. With regard to this situation, we would like to refer to a global campaign for child safety “STOP.LOOK. WAVE” developed by our long-term partner Volvo Truck Global. Dear parents and all stakeholders, please think about your child safety on the road. We take this opportunity to emphasize the importance of road safety education programmes in primary and secondary schools.”