Swedish car tech to help save Aussie kangaroos

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Swedish car tech to help save Aussie kangaroos

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Swedish auto giant Volvo Cars has announced it is developing technology designed to stop Aussies crashing into kangaroos, following research involving reindeer and elk in the Nordic nation.

The company wants to produce cars in Australia that can detect kangaroos, potentially avoiding thousands of collisions a year and major insurance costs.

The kangaroo is Australia’s largest marsupial and is involved in most animal-car collisions on the continent, according to data from Australian car insurers.

The animal can reach speeds of up to 60 kilometres (37 miles) per hour running on its powerful hind legs. Read more.