Remember when we told you Volvo was planning on discontinuing its five- and six-cylinder engines in favor of four-cylinder engines and hybrids?
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Volvo is currently rolling out three car safety technologies--City Safety, Pedestrian Airbag, and Pedestrian Detection--as part of its goal that "By 2020, nobody shall be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo".
David Friedman has been appointed as the new deputy administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and has considered making auto-brake systems in cars a mandatory feature.
Automakers generally have set product lifecycles.