• suzannekane avatar suzannekane Posted: 7/10/2013 11:27am PDT

    Richard, thanks for reporting on these three safety technologies from Volvo. I'd certainly want them on my car. Let's hope they help revive the automaker's sales.

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 7/10/2013 11:50am PDT

    Two things: 1) Volvo is still Volvo with the same crackerjack staff devoted to automobile safety. China gets the profits, if any.
    2) Mitsubishi is also a high quality outfit with many great products. They built the A6M known as the Japanese Zero during the early part of the Pacific War. A6M = Attack aircraft number six from Mitsubishi.
    Their passenger cars are not bad, just outnumbered by better cars, just like the Zero was eventually during the war we won.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 7/11/2013 5:37am PDT

    Sorry, I should've been clearer: I agree that Mitsubishi has some strong products. Unfortunately, they've largely failed to catch on with American consumers, and that trend is unlikely to change course anytime soon. Personally, I put 50/50 odds on Mitsubishi pulling an Isuzu/Suzuki within the next five years.

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 7/11/2013 9:37am PDT

    Oh I agree with that. But you probably agree that Mitsu is overwhelmed by REALLY good competition.

  • BradSmit avatar BradSmit Posted: 3/28/2014 4:57am PDT

    There was a time when safety means Volvo but in recent years this tag have been taken away from them mainly due to there own lack in research and development work for it or due to the huge competition in the automobile industry. There are brands like Toyota and Tesla which have been doing well on safety and of course not to forget the work being done by BMW and Mercedes and Audi on safety equipments but after reading this article am somehow hopeful that they might be able to regain there place in the market.