Volvo’s new EX30 will help you look for bicyclists

Dooring happens when a cyclist is hit by or runs into a vehicle door that is opened into the path of travel. The collision usually knocks the cyclist off the bike, causing serious injuries and, in some cases, death.

Volvo will be the second member of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to offer the technology.

The first was the Smart #1, which is the first car from Smart Automobile in its new status as an electric-only joint venture between Geely and Mercedes-Benz.

The tech system is also standard equipment in that small crossover.

Both the EX30 and Smart #1 are underpinned by Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture, which is also used on vehicles from other markets: the Zeekr 001 and 009, and Jidu, which is Baidu’s electric vehicle unit.

Other vehicles with technology to avoid collisions with cyclists include the Audi A8 luxury sedan, Hyundai Santa Fe midsize crossover and Skoda Octavia compact.

Volvo CEO Jim Rowan told Automotive News Europe in November that the EX30 will be a “big part” of achieving the company’s 2025 targets of boosting global sales 95 percent compared with last year to 1.2 million, with half of those models being full electric.

“It’s a really important car for us for so many different reasons,” he said, adding that the target buyer is a “Gen Z person who is 18, 19 years old and coming into the car market for the first time” who wants a good price but also still wants top safety equipment.

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