Fleet managers attending Fleet News Congress on October 14 will get the chance to better understand how safety systems in modern cars cope with adverse weather conditions.
Headline sponsor Volvo’s driver training partner Fleet21 has developed a unique car control exercise using low-friction tyre covers which demonstrates how modern car safety systems work.
According to Volvo, while modern cars have highly advanced stability programmes that can help minimise the severity of a crash or avoid one altogether, traditional driving advice such as ‘steer into the skid’ can confuse the systems and make matters worse.
The Fleet21 exercise trains drivers to respond calmly and correctly to a loss of control, minimising the chances of injury to the driver and damage to the vehicle.
Volvo and Fleet21 will be demonstrating this system throughout the day outdoors at the Heritage Motor Centre, inviting guests to experience it for themselves.
Those who trial the system will be entered into a prize draw, offered by Volvo and The Times, for the chance to win 2 tickets to Michael Buble at the O2 on December 16. The draw will take place at the end of the Congress at 4.30pm.