Turkish artist Esref Armagan is renowned throughout the world for his unique feel for perspective and shape. He was the very first non-employee to be invited to Volvo Car Corporation headquarters in Sweden to see and paint the yet-to-be-revealed next generation Volvo S60. Although the car will not be launched until 2010, Volvo Cars is already revealing his interpretation on the social media site Facebook. But there is an exciting twist to the story: Esref Armagan is blind.
On August 13, 1959, the world's first car with a standard three-point safety belt - a Volvo PV544 - was delivered to a Volvo dealer in the town of Kristianstad, Sweden. Over the next 50 years, the V-shaped three-point safety belt saved more than one million lives.
Safety researchers at Volvo Car Corporation have developed a new crash-test dummy to test the company's newest active safety systems designed to prevent collisions with pedestrians.
The Crash-Test Dummy family does invaluable work in the development of tomorrow's ever-safer vehicle. Each of the dummies cost up to 1.5 million kronor ($200,000 CAD), and at Volvo Car Corporation there are more than 100 members of this tough family.
Fifty years ago today, the Honourable Henri Courtemanche, Secretary of State of Canada, authorized the paperwork for a new corporate body operating under the name of Volvo (Canada) Ltd. In the five decades that followed, the Swedish company's iron mark logo became a well-known entity as approximately 350,000 Volvo vehicles found Canadian homes.
Volvo - The Game: the exciting new challenge for everyone who enjoys racing games is being released today. It features all of Volvo's racing legends over the years and also introduces a new star: the Volvo S60 Concept. Just download the game, select your favourite Volvo vehicle and test your skills on one of the two highly authentic tracks. The game has been developed together with SimBin Studios.
On May 26, Volvo Car Corporation will release a free-of-charge racing game developed in concert with Swedish video game specialists SimBin. Users can virtually pilot the Volvo S60 Concept or five Volvo racing legends many people will remember from the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) and British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) racing series.
Volvo Car Corporation has today appointed Peter Horbury as new Vice President of Design. He replaces Steve Mattin, who has elected to leave the company.
During the development of a new vehicle, engineers at Volvo Car Corporation subject prototypes to intense sun lamps, designed to bring the vehicle's interior temperature up to 65-degrees Celsius in an effort to measure emissions from interior components. At such high temperatures, many interior materials can release harmful emissions, but Volvo Cars minimizes the emissions by carefully selecting textiles and materials that are free of compounds that would aggravate allergies.
Saving a life can be so simple: grab, stretch, click! A study conducted by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) confirms that when a vehicle's occupant is wearing a safety belt, their chances of surviving a collision improve by 50 percent. Since its introduction in 1959 by Volvo engineer Nils Bohlin, the three-point belt has remained the automobile's most vital safety system. However, even more lives could be saved if belt usage increased.