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  •   Volvo Cars receives Paul Pietsch Award 2009 for City Safety

    Volvo Cars receives Paul Pietsch Award 2009 for City Safety

    Volvo Cars has been honoured with the prestigious Paul Pietsch Award 2009, given by the reputed German automobile journal "auto motor and sport", for its innovative safety system, City Safety. Volvo City Safety is a new driver assistant system which can prevent rear-end collisions typical of low speeds or at least reduce significantly the damage caused by the accident. City Safety is standard in Volvo XC60.

    2009-01-29
    • Safety
  •   Volvo Cars uses sun simulation to ensure low interior emissions in cars

    Volvo Cars uses sun simulation to ensure low interior emissions in cars

    All new models are verified as if they were parked in Mediterranean sun, to measure the interior emissions in 65º Centigrade. In this temperature, normally, interior materials would release harmful emissions. But Volvo has minimised harmful emissions in the car interior, by using allergy-friendly textiles and carefully chosen materials.

    2009-01-28
    • Environment
  •   All leather in all Volvo car interiors chrome-free for allergy-sufferers

    All leather in all Volvo car interiors chrome-free for allergy-sufferers

    To alleviate for those who have chrome allergy, all leather used in Volvo car interiors has been treated in a chromium-free tanning process, using either natural or synthetic tanning materials. This benefits both man and nature.

    2009-01-21
    • Environment
  •   Safety 2008-2009

    Safety 2008-2009

    Volvo Cars builds many of the safest cars on the market. Ever since Volvo Cars was founded, safety has been a cornerstone of the company philosophy. The aim is to offer cars that are safe for all people in all imaginable traffic situations. The key to success in this respect is to design safety systems that are smart and that interact with one another. Volvo Cars bases its research on a variety of parameters, including data obtained from actual road accidents, with the future aim of ensuring there are no fatalities or serious injuries in or owing to a Volvo car.

    2009-01-21
    • Safety
  •   Nickel leakage minimised in all Volvo car interiors for allergy-sufferers

    Nickel leakage minimised in all Volvo car interiors for allergy-sufferers

    To alleviate for nickel allergy-sufferers, all nickel containing parts are tested to ensure nickel leakage meets the requirements set by Volvo.

    2009-01-16
    • Environment
  •   The 3-point belt remains central in today's and tomorrow's safety solutions

    The 3-point belt remains central in today's and tomorrow's safety solutions

    Many people believe the three-point safety belt has not changed over the past fifty years. They are right. And wrong. The belt's ingeniously simple basic design is the same. The difference today is that the belt is part of a high-tech safety system under constant development.

    2009-01-08
    • Safety
  •   3-point safety belt from Volvo - the most effective lifesaver in traffic for fifty years

    3-point safety belt from Volvo - the most effective lifesaver in traffic for fifty years

    Few people have saved as many lives as Nils Bohlin - the Volvo engineer who in 1959 invented the V-type three-point safety belt. A design as obvious as it was intelligent, perfectly suited to the seat occupant's body. To this very day, the safety belt still provides the most effective protection in the event of an accident.

    2009-01-08
    • Safety
  • The 3-point safety belt has saved more than a million lives so far - it could save over a hundred thousand lives a year

    The 3-point safety belt has saved more than a million lives so far - it could save over a hundred thousand lives a year

    Saving a life can be so simple: grab, stretch, click! If you are wearing a safety belt, your chances of surviving a collision improve by 50 percent.[1] The three-point belt is and will remain the car's most vital safety detail. However, even more lives could be saved if belt usage increased.

    2009-01-08
    • Safety
  •   Five models from 125 to 200 hp give Volvo one of the market's broadest ranges of E85 models

    Five models from 125 to 200 hp give Volvo one of the market's broadest ranges of E85 models

    Volvo Cars has one of the car market's broadest ranges of E85 models. All told, five models are on offer, each available with one or two Flexifuel engines. Most recently, the Volvo V70 and Volvo S80 were introduced with a five-cylinder 2.5-litre turbocharged Flexifuel engine producing 200 hp (147 kW) and 300 Nm of torque.

    2008-10-02
    • Environment
  •   Volvo Cars presents a front-wheel drive XC60 with CO2 emissions below 170 g/km

    Volvo Cars presents a front-wheel drive XC60 with CO2 emissions below 170 g/km

    During the first half of 2009, Volvo Cars will launch a variant of the new Volvo XC60 with front-wheel drive, an upgraded Euro 5-compliant 2.4-litre diesel engine, 175 horsepower, 420 Nm of torque and CO2 emissions of less than 170 g/km.

    2008-10-02
    • Environment
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