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IIHS Granted the 2018 Chevrolet Volt “Top Safety Pick” Award

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2018 Chevrolet Volt

Not only does the 2018 Chevrolet Volt boast a 53-mile range, but now it also can brag (at least, it could were it a sentient creature) about its newly-achieved status of being an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK.

In order for a vehicle to earn the TOP SAFETY PICK, it must earn scores of good in all five phases of crashworthiness testing and demonstrate advanced- or superior-quality collision mitigation technology. The 2018 Chevy Volt achieved this high bar, and it stands apart as being one of the safer vehicles in its class thanks to the following features.

Teen Driver Mode

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Chevy knows that passenger cars often double as commuter and family vehicles. That’s why it caters to young drivers by equipping the 2018 Volt with Teen Driver technology. It helps new drivers stay safe by setting a limit on music volume, alerting them when the car exceeds set speed limits, and muting the audio until safety belts are fastened. The feature also notifies parents when certain safety amenities are activated so that they can help monitor and correct their child’s driving habits.Teen Driver Mode

High-Tech Airbags with OnStar Compatibility

The 2018 Chevy Volt gets 10 air bags standard, as well as smart sensors which adjust the front air bag pressure according to impact severity. You can even sync the airbags with OnStar to activate emergency services in the event that you are unable to signal for help on your own.

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Up-to-Date Driver Assist Features

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Chevrolet’s forward collision technology offers drivers convenience and protection.
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The protection begins with Lane Keep Assist with helps curb lane drift, as well as Rear Cross Traffic Alert which notifies the driver of objects and pedestrians in back of the vehicle. Perhaps two of the most innovative features the 2018 Chevy Volt is rigged with are the Forward Collision Alert and Forward Automatic Braking systems. The first deploys camera and radar  sensors to alert the driver whenever the vehicle is getting too close to the vehicle up ahead. The second technology activates the brakes automatically, if it detects that a collision is imminent.

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News Source: USA Today