6 July 2017

Smile — that Volvo may be snapping you

These images are from a collection taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barbara Davidson, using the safety cameras on the latest Volvo XC60, writes Brian Byrne.

Around 30 photographs in the collection show street life in Copenhagen, and have debuted to the public in London this week. The collection will be brought to other coutries during the remainder of the year.

Davidson is a former staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times newspaper, and says her interest in Volvo cars goes back to when she was in an accident as a teenager that she believes she wouldn't have survived if she wasn't in a Volvo.

The first generation XC60 in 2008 had the first standard autonomous braking system, labelled City Safety. Road safety authorities in Sweden say that has cut collisions by up to 45pc in Sweden alone.