Human Innovations

Making people’s lives easier, safer, better.

Volvo’s philosophy has always been to put people first. To pioneer innovations for a safer, cleaner, more enjoyable future. What will people need? How will they drive? To answer these questions, it’s sometimes necessary to challenge convention, to find a new path. Delivering solutions that make people’s lives easier, safer, better comes as naturally as breathing. That’s the Volvo way.

Let us take you on a journey

Imagine how much safer your daily commute would be if your car could drive itself whilst using its advanced radar and camera technology to keep an eye on traffic and brake and steer as needed. Well, our future ‘self driving’ cars will be able to do just that. And because they will smooth traffic flow and ease congestion, they’ll benefit the environment, too. Read more about how your car will integrate with your life.


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Let us take you on a journey

Imagine how much safer your daily commute would be if your car could drive itself whilst using its advanced radar and camera technology to keep an eye on traffic and brake and steer as needed. Well, our future ‘self driving’ cars will be able to do just that. And because they will smooth traffic flow and ease congestion, they’ll benefit the environment, too. Read more about how your car will integrate with your life.


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Nobody dies in a new Volvo by 2020

By pushing technological boundaries, we have reduced the risk of being hurt in an accident when in a Volvo by 50% since 2000. And we’re going much further, with our goal that nobody should die or be seriously injured in a new Volvo by the year 2020.

Our cars talk to each other

At Volvo, we believe it’s good to talk. So much so that we’re working on technology that will let cars communicate with other vehicles over the mobile phone network. For example, they can share real-time data about icy or slippery patches of road, automatically warning other drivers of bad conditions.

Efficient and environmentally aware

Anders Agfors, Senior Engineer, takes you on a journey through our Drive-E powertrains.

Simple, light, safe

Child car seats are typically bulky, heavy and tedious to mount. Not so Volvo’s inflatable child seat concept. As simple as it is clever, it’s a lightweight, easy-to-pack, easy-to-carry inflatable child seat that’s every bit as safe as a regular child seat. Even grandparents will be happy to carry it.

Breathe deep, breathe clean

Air quality is becoming a huge issue, particularly in congested urban areas – thanks to our climate control system, the air inside your Volvo is often cleaner than the air outside. But we care as much about the air outside in the environment we all share, which is why we have developed low-emissions engines that contribute to cleaner air.

Breathe deep, breathe clean

Air quality is becoming a huge issue, particularly in congested urban areas – thanks to our climate control system, the air inside your Volvo is often cleaner than the air outside. But we care as much about the air outside in the environment we all share, which is why we have developed low-emissions engines that contribute to cleaner air.

Our Future Thinking

The world is a fast-changing place, and at Volvo Cars we’re always thinking several steps ahead. So how could Volvo be enhancing your life in the future?

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