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The men in this viral video are not Volvo bosses, the company said

Published on 06/04/2021 at 05:50

A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on social media alongside a claim that it shows Volvo’s chief executive being run over by a self-braking car. The claim is misleading; while the video shows a genuine incident in 2015, during which a car smashed into staff at a car dealership in the Dominican Republic, the man hit was not the CEO of Volvo. The automaker told AFP that the car was not equipped with a pedestrian detection system.