Self-parking Volvo ploughs into journalists after owner neglects to pay for extra feature that stops cars crashing into people

Keeping the car safe is included as a standard feature, but keeping pedestrians safe isn’t. “It appears as if the car in this video is not equipped with Pedestrian detection,” said Volvo spokesperson Johan Larsson. “This is sold as a separate package.”

“The pedestrian detection would likely have been deactivated due to the driver inactivating it by intentionally and actively accelerating,” Larsson said. “Hence, the auto braking function is overrided by the driver and deactivated.”

(source accessed 16.01.2016)