"Our vision is that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car."
Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO, Volvo Cars
Aiming for zero
Vision 2020 is about reducing the number of people that die or are seriously injured in road traffic accidents to zero. Protecting and caring for people is at the heart of Volvo Cars’ philosophy and this is our commitment to saving lives.
Knowledge is the key
By continually learning and innovating we aim to put an end to fatalities and severe injuries on the roads. Our methods are unique and far-reaching, combining exhaustive research, computer simulations and thousands of crash tests with data from real-life collisions to make us world leaders in safety.
Technology that saves lives
We have invented some of the most important innovations in the history of car safety – including the three-point safety belt – saving over a million lives in the process. And there’s more to come. Our cars are packed with advanced features that will help us achieve Vision 2020. We are continually working on technology to make future vehicles safer still.
Our window to the world
Throughout history, the human eye has meant different things to different cultures. In ancient Egypt it was worshipped as a powerful symbol of good health and protection, during the Renaissance it represented vision and clarity, whereas the eye that graces today’s American dollar bill is designed to depict guidance and reassurance. But what about for those of us who worship at the altar of the automobile? What do our eyes mean to our enjoyment of our cars and can they really hold the key to a better life on the road?
Connectivity In Berlin
After travelling the world for 12 years, Cologne-born entrepreneur Gundula Cöllen decided it was time to return to Germany and reconnect with her homeland. And when it came to choosing a city in which to settle down in and start up a new business, she only had one place in mind – Berlin.
Working at Volvo
Our innovators are shaping the way we will live in the future. Here, we look at the way that holograms and mixed reality are being used to push the boundaries of what is possible.