Brakes are applied and the vehicle will stop if driving at less than 15mph
Volvo is introducing a new safety system which automatically brakes when a pedestrian walks out in front of the car.
Known as ‘Pedestrian Protection’, the new technology will feature in the Volvo S60 when it goes on sale next year.
Auto Trader's Adrian Hearn owned a Mk1 VW Golf as his first car
Drivers are getting their first car at a younger age than ever before, it was revealed today.
How old were you when you bought yours and when did you buy it?
Auto Trader’s junior copy writer Dominic Sacco will be taking his second driving test tomorrow.
But he’s already thinking about buying his first car, and has a few options in mind – including the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Fiesta.
Looking over my shoulder into the back window, everything seems to be running smoothly. My learner car is moving slowly and the road is clear.
After gradually turning left, I glance to the right to check for oncoming cars, but disaster strikes. My arms follow my head and turn the wheel right.
On top of this, I try to slow down and correct my embarrassing understeer, but slightly release the clutch instead of pushing it down, moving us faster. Oh dear. Within seconds I’m on the wrong side of the road, cursing under my breath for the second time today.
The left reverse has to be the most frustrating car manoeuvre ever known to the motoring man.