**This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Volvo.
There are so many reasons to celebrate the holiday season, but my favorite has always been about family time. I love the gatherings, the laughter and the fun. With that comes a good amount of distraction, so this year I’m proud to partner with Volvo to mitigate the distraction while I’m behind the wheel and make it a FESTIVE and JOYOUS season.
A few weeks ago I was able to test drive the new Volvo XC90. What an amazing car, there’s so much to share, so many safety features, but my favorite one has to be the auto brake function for pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle detection. This means if you do get distracted while driving, the XC90’s collision avoidance and mitigation technologies kick in and brakes for you. Obviously you hope it’s not needed but… you know what it’s like—we’ve all been there—you take your eyes off the road for one second, in my case, its been to engage my little guy in the rearview mirror and something unexpected happens. Thankfully Volvo is reminding me to be more mindful with their ethos that family isn’t just an important thing it’s everything. Of course we all know this, but having the additional assistance of the XC90’s auto brake function is a game changer. You should really check out this commercial and see it in action and then tell me if it’s not one of the the most compelling commercials.