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SEGURANÇA

EVITAR ACIDENTES

Menos acidentes significa menos ferimentos.

REDUZIR FERIMENTOS

Um sistema de segurança que é mais do que a soma das suas partes.

ALARGAR OS LIMITES

A trabalhar para um mundo mais seguro.

A NOSSA SEGURANÇA EM PRIMEIRO LUGAR

Uma história das nossas inovações de segurança.

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ANTERIOR

O CÍRCULO DA VIDA

Conheça o ciclo da vida da nossa filosofia de segurança.

SISTEMAS DE SEGURANÇA PREVENTIVOS

Estar em segurança significa prevenir acidentes – não apenas projecção.

O concept car de segurança

Conheça o concept car que multiplicou as 15 inovações de segurança.

O CÍRCULO DA VIDA

Na base de toda a investigação de ensaio de acidentes da Volvo está uma filosofia de segurança a que os nossos engenheiros se referem como o "círculo da vida".

1 – Acidentes reais

A Volvo é um dos poucos fabricantes de automóveis que tem uma equipa de investigação de acidentes própria. Desde 1970 que a equipa estudou mais de 40.000 acidentes que envolveram um Volvo. O conhecimento salva vidas.

2 – Requisitos de segurança

A Volvo foi sempre líder em termos de segurança e todos os Volvo modernos cumprem ou ultrapassam os requisitos legais actuais impostos pelos governos aos fabricantes de automóveis.

3 – Desenvolvimento de produtos

É aqui que os componentes, sistemas e automóveis completos são desenvolvidos. Ensaios alargados de simulação computorizada são usados pelos engenheiros de segurança e especialistas em segurança. Em geral, qualquer automóvel Volvo foi sujeito a ensaios de colisão e estudado em computador milhares de vezes durante o respectivo desenvolvimento.

4 – Testes

Uma das fases mais importantes do desenvolvimento dos modelos e a razão pela qual a Volvo investiu tanto no moderníssimo Centro de Segurança, é que é ali que reconstruímos e simulamos acidentes reais no laboratório.

5 – Produção

Assim que os ensaios terminam, novos modelos e inovações de segurança passam à produção e encontram o seu lugar em situações nas estradas da vida real. Em seguida, todo o ciclo recomeça.

Os nossos sistemas de segurança preventiva

Na Volvo temos uma abordagem holística, de modo a que a segurança não trate apenas de jaulas de segurança ou zonas de encolhimento, mas trate também da maneira de proteger as pessoas em situações reais. É por isso que concebemos sistemas de segurança pro-activos e inovadores para antes de mais ajudar a impedir que ocorram acidentes. Tudo para o manter mais seguro.

City Safety

A tecnologia City Safety para evitar colisões, é uma funcionalidade de série inovadora desenvolvida pela Volvo para uma condução urbana mais segura. A velocidades até 30 km/h esta tecnologia laser monitoriza o trânsito à frente e detecta uma colisão possível, aplica automaticamente os travões e desliga o acelerador no caso de não travar para ajudar a minimizar os efeitos de uma colisão.

Controlo de Alerta do Condutor

O Driver Alert Control ajuda a avisar um condutor cansado ou distraído a velocidades acima de 65 km/h. Utilizando os sinais de uma câmara digital, monitoriza a estrada em frente, juntamente com dados dos movimentos do volante e compara um comportamento errático com o seu estilo de condução normal. Se o seu comportamento de condução apresentar sinais de sonolência ou distracção, recebe um aviso sonoro e uma mensagem é apresentada no painel de instrumentos.

Detecção de Peões com Travagem Automática Total

A velocidades até 35 km/h o inovador sistema de Detecção de Peões da Volvo consegue detectar se alguém sai do passeio inesperadamente em frente do seu automóvel. Primeiro, alerta-o com uma luz avisadora vermelha intermitente no pára-brisas e um aviso sonoro. Se não travar a tempo, acciona automaticamente a fundo a força de travagem.

O Safety Concept Car

Mais de 15 inovações de segurança que se encontram nos Volvos actuais foram apresentadas em primeira mão há mais de uma década com o nosso Safety Concept Car. Juntamente com a sua tecnologia de ponta, também previu o design do Volvo C30. Construído para reduzir os ferimentos ao mínimo e melhorar a visibilidade do condutor, incluiu pilares das janelas transparentes, visão nocturna infra-vermelha e regulação automática dos bancos, comandos e pedais para uma posição óptima do condutor.

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ANTERIOR

00:00:00:00 00:00:03:00 CRASH TEST WITHOUT SAFETY FUNCTIONS 00:00:28:00 00:00:32:00 COLLISION AVOIDANCE 00:01:25:00 00:01:27:00 IMPACT REDUCTION

00:00:00:00 00:00:07:00 PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS OCCUR EVERY DAY IN OUR INCREASINGLY INTENSIVE TRAFFIC ENVIROMENT. IN EUROPE, 14% OF ALL FATALITIES ARE PEDESTRIAN. 00:01:36:00 00:01:40:00 PEDESTRIAN DETECTION WITH FULL AUTO BRAKE BY VOLVO CAR CORPORATION

00:00:02:00 00:00:05:00 Volvo Cars has a very clear aim with its new safety vision. 00:00:06:00 00:00:12:00 In the long term it is quite simply a question of building and designing cars that should not crash. 00:00:12:00 00:00:20:00 In the shorter term by 2020 the aim is that nobody will die or be injured in a Volvo. 00:00:20:00 00:00:23:00 But is this really a realistic vision? 00:00:24:00 00:00:32:00 If you looked at safety from a global perspective, there are more than 1.2 million people being killed each year in traffic. 00:00:32:00 00:00:38:00 And if you take Europe as an example, it is around 40,000 people being killed, the same as in the US. 00:00:39:00 00:00:45:00 And if you looked at these numbers, that is only the fatalities. If you look at all the injuries that also occur - that’s millions. 00:00:45:00 00:00:50:00 So, safety is not a problem, road traffic safety is not a problem, to me it is an epidemic. 00:00:51:00 00:00:55:00 We need to address it and I think we need to address it with that approach. 00:00:54:00 00:00:55:00 Because - why should it be allowed? 00:00:58:00 00:01:09:00 In order to achieve a crash free future, of course requires that car manufacturers, authorities, infrastructure planners, 00:01:05:00 00:01:09:00 and other experts around the world collaborate with each other. 00:01:10:00 00:01:17:00 Volvo’s researchers feel that the vision is perfectly realistic if the collective knowledge is utilised in the right way. 00:01:17:00 00:01:23:00 All this is based on knowledge - we need to gain new knowledge and we are using the knowledge that we already built. 00:01:23:00 00:01:28:00 We have a traffic accident research team that has been working for decades. 00:01:28:00 00:01:35:00 Not only to understand what type of collisions are out on the field and what injuries you see, but also what caused those collisions. 00:01:36:00 00:01:42:00 And as we move towards the future we try to understand the drivers and the driver behaviour even better. 00:01:43:00 00:01:47:00 Not only studying collisions but also studying normal driving. 00:01:48:00 00:01:49:00 To better be able to understand how we can assist drivers to avoid getting into critical situations in the first place. 00:01:55:00 00:02:03:00 And the knowledge acquired by studying real traffic accidents in detail is extraordinary important for the researchers. 00:02:04:00 00:02:11:00 I used data very much to understand what priorities there are, what areas to improve with respect safety. 00:02:11:00 00:02:18:00 I also used the data to understand the mechanisms behind different types of accidents or injuries. 00:02:19:00 00:02:23:00 Take, for instance, the whiplash protection study we did 10 or 15 years ago. 00:02:24:00 00:02:31:00 We have used the accident data to understand the mechanisms and understand on how we can improve the cars. 00:02:32:00 00:02:36:00 Tomorrow’s cars will have a completely new technology that helps drivers to avoid collisions. 00:02:37:00 00:02:42:00 In Volvo’s new XC60 model, for example, City Safety is standard. 00:02:43:00 00:02:51:00 This is a unique collisions avoidance technique that with a laser sensor based technology helps avoid or mitigate low speed crashes. 00:02:51:00 00:03:02:00 I think City Safety is a good example because here we are taking a step in actually having an offer of collision avoidance and we are making it standard. 00:03:04:00 00:03:07:00 This new technology has already received a tremendous amount of attention all over the world. 00:03:08:00 00:03:12:00 At the British motor insurance repair research center in Thatcham, 00:03:13:00 00:03:16:00 where they carry out research and development to promote and encourage the building of safer cars, 00:03:17:00 00:03:18:00 they are most impressed. 00:03:19:00 00:03:22:00 Thatcham is very excited about the new Volvo City Safety system. 00:03:22:00 00:03:28:00 See - 80% of accidents occur at speeds of up to 20mph. 00:03:28:00 00:03:35:00 And 90% of injuries, the majority of which are whiplash, occur in these sorts of situations. 00:03:35:00 00:03:45:00 City Safety is designed to directly address these issues. And therefore we think it has huge potential at reducing real world injuries and material damage. 00:03:46:00 00:03:50:00 Volvo Cars takes a long term view of its safety operations, 00:03:50:00 00:03:59:00 but even in a shorter time as 10 years, it is estimated that we all have a considerably better and safer traffic environment then we have today. 00:04:00:00 00:04:06:00 In 10 years we will have much better knowledge in understanding human behaviour and how we work up here 00:04:06:00 00:04:10:00 when we are out in traffic and out driving. 00:04:11:00 00:04:19:00 We are currently starting to address issues that we know are a major cause of collisions and injuries. 00:04:19:00 00:04:30:00 In the field unconcentrated drivers, distracted drivers, alcohol, are an aspect that we are considering with an alcohol gauge system already today. 00:04:30:00 00:04:33:00 We are taking it piece by piece. 00:04:33:00 00:04:38:00 And as we gain knowledge from studying real drivers in real traffic environments, 00:04:38:00 00:04:44:00 we will have more innovative technologies to assist them to be safe and progress in hopefully avoiding collisions. 00:04:45:00 00:04:49:00 We are at the beginning of a collision avoidance revolution. 00:04:49:00 00:04:55:00 For a long time now vehicle safety engineers have looked at secondary safety. 00:04:55:00 00:05:03:00 They have looked at the ability of a vehicle to sustain the forces of an impact and protect the driver with airbags and seatbelts. 00:05:03:00 00:05:10:00 This new technology is going one stage further. Because this new technology is preventing the accident occurring in the first place. 00:05:10:00 00:05:12:00 And prevention is better than cure. 00:05:14:00 00:05:20:00 And at Volvo they are now working resolutely to realize their vision of building cars that cannot crash. 00:05:21:00 00:05:26:00 Quite simply they refuse to accept people dying in motor accidents. 00:05:27:00 00:05:31:00 The number one key is as always is knowledge. Safety is all about knowledge. 00:05:31:00 00:05:37:00 Knowledge from real traffic accidents, knowledge about people, about how we work that is the key here. 00:05:37:00 00:05:48:00 I think in order to address and find new innovative technologies to address different aspects of what can occur in real traffic environments. 00:05:48:00 00:05:48:00 Because it can be very complex.

CONHEÇA A LINDA

Conheça o manequim antropomórfico Instrumentado virtual que acha que está grávido.

MANEQUINS MAIS INTELIGENTES

Até os nossos manequins antropomórficos instrumentados são mais inteligentes do que a maioria.

CINTO de segurança de 3 pontos

Saiba porque é que revelámos uma das nossas invenções de segurança.

SEGURANÇA DO AUTOMÓVEL ELÉCTRICO

Evitar ferimentos devido às baterias também nos diz respeito.

Conheça a Linda

Para a Volvo, o bebé na barriga da mãe é já um passageiro. E é por isso que no nosso Centro de Investigação de Segurança em Gotemburgo, criámos a Linda, uma manequim antropomórfica instrumentada grávida virtual. Os dados recolhidos ajudam a fabricar automóveis mais seguros para mulheres grávidas e a sua preciosa carga.

Manequins mais inteligentes

Utilizamos uma diversidade de manequins de tamanho adulto e criança, cada um com o peso, tamanho e proporções correspondentes aos seus homólogos humanos. Juntamos desaceleração de medição electrónica sofisticada, deslocamento e outras forças envolvidas num acidente e fica igual a um manequim inteligente.

Cintos de Segurança de 3 Pontos

No início, os cintos de segurança não passavam de simples cintos no colo que apenas eram eficazes até certo ponto. Mas em 1959, o engenheiro de segurança da Volvo Nils Bohlin inventou o cinto de segurança de três pontos, que ainda é utilizado nos automóveis actuais. E para garantir que era adoptado por todos - não apenas pelos condutores Volvo - foi propositadamente que também não registámos a respectiva patente.

Segurança do Carro Eléctrico

A Volvo Cars leva a cabo análises profundas de uma variedade de situações de segurança para automóveis movidos a electricidade. Através de uma monitorização automática avançada do estado da bateria e através do encapsulamento da bateria e protegendo-a eficazmente numa colisão, o resultado é um pacote de segurança abrangente dos mais altos padrões.

00:00:01:00 00:00:06:00 C30 ELECTRIC CRASH TEST

00:00:01:00 00:00:16:00 It’s -18 degrees Celsius just outside the Swedish mining town Kiruna, north of the Arctic circle. 00:00:08:00 00:00:16:00 In this environment Volvo Cars winter tests their cars and it is here the Volvo C30 Electric has to show its true colours. 00:00:17:00 00:00:21:00 Extreme cold can be a particular challenge for electric cars. Annelie Gustavsson Product Manager Volvo Cars 00:00:22:00 00:00:25:00 The winter is affecting the electric car in such a way, 00:00:26:00 00:00:32:00 that we have to adjust the temperature for the compartment where the driver is sitting 00:00:32:00 00:00:38:00 and also for the battery so that they can deliver the power that is requested. 00:00:39:00 00:00:45:00 But there are technical solutions that maintain heat for both batteries and passengers inside the car in conditions like these. 00:00:46:00 00:00:51:00 When it is cold, an Ethanol powered fuel heater to maintain a warm temperature. Annelie Gustavsson Product Manager Volvo Cars 00:00:53:00 00:00:59:00 We have managed this in this C30 Electric by using three different climate systems, 00:01:00:00 00:01:06:00 which cooperate and distribute heat where it is needed and optimized to the driving conditions. 00:01:10:00 00:01:13:00 How far can you drive when it is -10 degrees Celsius? Annelie Gustavson Product Manager Volvo Cars 00:01:14:00 00:01:21:00 In -10 I would say you can drive 80 to 90 km and of course it depends on how you drive. 00:01:22:00 00:01:27:00 Volvo Cars are in the middle of their final winter test for electric cars. Andreas Olsson Test Engineer Volvo Cars 00:01:28:00 00:01:32:00 We do it like a normal customer - start the car and take away. 00:01:33:00 00:01:36:00 The expectation of the car is just like any day of the year. 00:01:36:00 00:01:48:00 It copes very well with the driver and we have driven it down in -33 degrees Celsius outside, inside the coupe it’s warm and cosy. 00:01:50:00 00:01:54:00 What do the journalists who have test driven the electric car on site in this Arctic winter think? Thomas Berggren Journalist Auto Motor & Sport. Erik Gustafsson Journalist Teknikens Varlid. 00:01:56:00 00:02:02:00 It differs very little from driving a petrol or a diesel driven car. 00:02:02:00 00:02:10:00 I would say it is so little difference you won’t even notice it if it is an automatic gearbox in the car. 00:02:10:00 00:02:18:00 It was warm as a normal car - just put on the AC and then it was just fine. 00:02:18:00 00:02:31:00 We took the car - it was -18 degrees Celsius in the air, we had three minutes and we had acceptable heat in the car. Which I thought was very good. 00:02:32:00 00:02:36:00 Well, it seems that the Volvo C30 Electric has no problem coping with the cold. 00:02:36:00 00:02:41:00 The car’s unique climate control system has sufficient capacity to warm up the batteries 00:02:42:00 00:02:45:00 and still ensure that it is more than acceptably warm inside the car. 00:02:46:00 00:02:54:00 It’s possible to drive up to 70 to 80 km even if it is extremely cold, -33 degrees for example. 00:02:55:00 00:03:04:00 Volvo Cars has a strong believe in the future of the electric car that can in fact provide up to 90% of personal transport by car.

SAIBA MAIS

ANTERIOR

INVESTIGAÇÃO DE ACIDENTE DE TRÂNSITO

Quando os acidentes ocorrem, marcamos presença para sabermos o porquê.

VOLVO CARS CENTRO DE SEGURANÇA

Saiba como provocar a colisão de automóveis pode na verdade salvar vidas.

O CLUBE VOLVO SALVOU A MINHA VIDA

Conheça pessoas que devem a vida aos seus Volvos.

Investigação de Acidentes Rodoviários

A Volvo foi o primeiro fabricante de automóveis a criar uma Unidade de Investigação de Acidentes Rodoviários própria. Desde o seu lançamento em 1970, esta Unidade analisou mais de 40.000 acidentes e utilizou essa investigação para desenvolver soluções inovadoras como o nosso Sistema de Protecção contra Embates Traseiros, que comprovadamente reduziu em mais de 50% as lesões de longo prazo provocadas pelo “efeito de chicote”.

Centro de Segurança Volvo Cars

O conhecimento salva vidas. Inaugurado em 2000, o laboratório de segurança de ensaios de colisão único da Volvo, permite-nos recriar os variadíssimos tipos de acidentes na estrada, tais como automóvel contra automóvel e automóvel contra autocarro a velocidades e ângulos de colisão diferentes. Um investimento tecnológico enorme para ajudar a salvar vidas.

O Clube “Volvo Saved My Life”

O nosso compromisso com vista à redução de acidentes não é motivado pela estatística. Trata-se das mães. Pais. Filhos e netos. Qualquer pessoa que use um automóvel. O Clube a Volvo Salvou-me a Vida é a face humana de toda a nossa tecnologia, engenharia e todas as noites que ficámos a trabalhar até mais tarde. E todas estas histórias fazem com que tudo tenha valido a pena.

A Família Bowles

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

"Estava a virar para a esquerda para o centro comunitário local, onde ia jogar voleibol. Tinha toda a minha família no automóvel."

A Família Klein

Mission Viejo, California

"Batemos de frente, fizemos um pião, batemos com a traseira… caímos numa ravina através de árvores, arbustos e mato."

Donelle Morris

Queens Creek, Arizona

"Guinei, fiquei em contra-mão e embati num semi-reboque...O meu carro fez um pião e vi à minha frente o camião, reboque, a atravessar-se na rua."

MAIS HISTÓRIAS DE VIDA REAIS

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00:00:01:00 00:00:06:00 This advanced facility has two test tracks: One permanent and one moveable. 00:00:06:00 00:00:09:00 The moveable track can be turned by as much as 90 degrees. 00:00:09:00 00:00:14:00 The unique design of these tracks makes it possible to crash-test cars of different sizes, 00:00:14:00 00:00:19:00 at different speeds, from different angles and in different traffic environments 00:00:19:00 00:00:24:00 - a major advance for safety research and one which is unique to Volvo. 00:00:26:00 00:00:30:00 Laser technology ensures that the tests are conducted in exactly the right position 00:00:30:00 00:00:32:00 and at exactly the right speed. 00:00:32:00 00:00:37:00 The events are documented by senses and high-speed cameras. 00:00:38:00 00:00:44:00 Volvo´s high-tech crash barrier weighs 800 tonnes and is moved into place by air cushions. 00:00:44:00 00:00:48:00 This barrier makes it possible to recreate many different accident situations 00:00:48:00 00:00:53:00 and thereby develop even more effective protection.

00:00:25:00 00:00:32:00 Nearly 3000 crashes have been carried out here at Volvo’s high tech crash test laboratory in Gothenburg, that this year celebrates its ten year anniversary. 00:00:33:00 00:00:43:00 It’s in here that Volvo cars safety experts and researchers acquire the knowledge that is essential to develop traffic safety and make tomorrow’s cars even safer. 00:00:46:00 00:00:50:00 It’s estimated that 1.2 million people are killed in road traffic accidents each year. 00:00:51:00 00:00:58:00 And looking at it from that perspective you can say that, well, road traffic safety is not really a problem, it’s much, much more than that. It’s an epidemic. 00:00:59:00 00:01:04:00 So of course we need to address that and knowledge is really the key here and that’s what this centre is all about: 00:01:04:00 00:01:08:00 Building knowledge to try to prevent this in de future. 00:01:10:00 00:01:14:00 And it’s a matter of fact that Volvo Cars safety centre here in Gothenburg is unique in many ways. 00:01:16:00 00:01:19:00 This place is where the car to cat impact takes place. 00:01:20:00 00:01:33:00 We have one moving car travelling in that track and another car which can’t ravel from this tunnel. And this tunnel can be moved in direction all the way back here. 00:01:35:00 00:01:41:00 Because in the real world any crash can occur. So you can have an impact in any angle. 00:01:42:00 00:01:06:00 And this facility makes it possible to reconstruct all these different impact angles and different impact speeds. And even track the car impacts. 00:01:51:00 00:01:55:00 We’re actually standing on a glass floor. Beneath us we have cameras. 00:01:56:00 00:01:58:00 We also have cameras above us. 00:01:59:00 00:02:04:00 And on all the sides of the cars when impacted. As well as inside the cars. 00:02:08:00 00:02:12:00 Everything needs to be documented. Otherwise you can’t save it. Thomas Broberg – Senior Technical Advisor 00:02:13:00 00:02:21:00 This is the tunnel that is used to conduct both car to car crashes as well as to crash cars on the outside of the building. 00:02:21:00 00:02:27:00 So the tunnel here is actually moveable on aircushions. It weighs 650 tons and 00:02:28:00 00:02:35:00 It’s moveable so we can get any angle on it into the centre here from 0 to 90 degrees. 00:02:38:00 00:02:42:00 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 00:02:50:00 00:02:59:00 The track here is reversible, so we can shoot cars both into the building and we can shoot cars out of the building so behind me here you see the gate. 00:02:59:00 00:03:03:00 And on the outside there we can actually built different traffic scenarios from real life. 00:03:02:00 00:03:10:00 I would say it is so little difference you won’t even notice it if it is an automatic gearbox in the car. 00:03:08:00 00:03:12:00 All crashes here in the lab are filmed with a special high speed cameras. 00:03:24:00 00:03:29:00 We need all these high speed cameras in order to catch the whole crash event from all the different angles. 00:03:30:00 00:03:33:00 Because a crash is over is less than a tenth of a second. 00:03:34:00 00:03:40:00 That’s a shorter time than you can blink so we need to have it all on film in order to do a proper analysis afterwards. 00:03:43:00 00:03:51:00 The mayor advantage of this installation is that it is possible to complete the realistic crashes from in principle any angle and at any speed. 00:03:51:00 00:02:54:00 Which provides valuable knowledge and competence. 00:03:54:00 00:04:01:00 First of all it gives us a unique flexibility in the sense that we can do not only car to car crashes but also car to truck crashes. 00:04:01:00 00:04:08:00 This track alone has a capacity of pushing a car, a 3 ton car, in 90 km an hour. 00:04:09:00 00:04:14:00 And we can do car to car crashes in different angles and different speeds with different offsets 00:04:14:00 00:04:21:00 as well as having the capacity of actually building real world traffic environments on the outside where we can crash cars into them. 00:04:23:00 00:04:21:00 And there are plenty of good examples to show that this research has resulted in safer cars. 00:04:30:00 00:04:35:00 Well one example is the fact that when impacting within the oblique angles x 00:04:36:00 00:04:45:00 You have special challenges in respect to airbag deployments, airbag coverage areas and things like that you can’t see when you don’t do those sort of crashes. 00:04:53:00 00:04:56:00 The crash test dummies that are used are also extremely important in this research. 00:04:57:00 00:05:08:00 In the future I think we will see even more flexible dummies. That is that it can be used in multiple events when the car crashes twice maybe. 00:04:08:00 00:05:11:00 In more slow events, run off-roads events. 00:05:15:00 00:05:22:00 Outside of Sweden Volvo Cars’ crash test laboratory has an extremely good reputation and is still classed as one of the best in the world. 00:05:24:00 00:05:31:00 Traffic safety researcher Professor Adrian Hobbs at EORN cab is of the opinion that Volvo produces invaluable knowledge here. Adrain Hobbs 00:05:32:00 00:05:36:00 If you want to understand about safety the first thing you have to do is you have to investigate road accidents. 00:05:37:00 00:05:41:00 Volvo has their own team that investigates accidents, they’ve got that information. 00:05:42:00 00:05:51:00 Then with their test facility they can reproduce the big problems, they can understand about them, they can develop solutions and then they can test them. 00:05:51:00 00:05:57:00 You need to have the facilities in order to test the cars and test the components. Volvo has got an excellent facility to do that. 00:06:03:00 00:06:11:00 This is our main test track so we can take the car and go into the barrier or we can take the car and go into the other car coming from the other test track 00:06:12:00 00:06:16:00 Or we can reverse this test track and take the car outdoors and do roll over testing. 00:06:31:00 00:06:37:00 This crash test barrier weighs 850 tons and is movable on air cushions and we use it to crash cars into it. 00:06:38:00 00:06:48:00 And it’s a very flexible system. On each end of the barrier here we can actually attach different types of impact barriers, like full rigid barriers like we have here, 00:06:48:00 00:06:57:00 Or we can have a deformable front end of another car. We can have poles and we can turn it around and we can also move the barrier out of the way 00:06:57:00 00:07:00:00 when we do the car to car crashes or car to truck crashes. 00:07:02:00 00:07:08:00 The fact that you can re-construct any crash situation occurring in the real world you can learn more, 00:07:08:00 00:07:17:00 and get new crash test to address and that way the research as well as the product development has evolved over the years. 00:07:27:00 00:07:35:00 For Volvo Cars traffic safety has always been one if it’s most important core values. And it has no plan to change this strategy in any way. 00:07:36:00 00:06:38:00 This is an operation that goes through continual development. 00:07:39:00 00:07:43:00 And even if today’s cars are considerably safer than they were only a few years ago, 00:07:44:00 00:07:48:00 there is always something that can be improved that will make both the car and traffic safer. 00:07:50:00 00:08:00:00 Another future scenario that we will use this test facility to, which we already do, is to test the mitigation prior to a crash 00:08:00:00 00:08:09:00 Breaking, pre-breaking the car maybe or making multiple scenarios where we have an active safety part as well as the passive safety 00:08:09:00 00:08:14:00 Combination of those safety aspects is the future. 00:08:16:00 00:08:22:00 Well if we look at the past ten years we’ve been taking humble steps every day in building our knowledge and 00:08:22:00 00:08:25:00 increasing the performance of our safety systems in our cars 00:08:25:00 00:08:32:00 And that will continue over the coming ten years. I will think that we will see some breakthrough technologies 00:08:32:00 00:08:37:00 being put to the market both when it comes to how we can protect when a crash occurs, 00:08:37:00 00:08:40:00 but more importantly we can prevent crashes from occurring in the first place. 00:08:41:00 00:08:47:00 So hopefully in a few decades even further this centre will be obsolete.

A NOSSA SEGURANÇA EM PRIMEIRO LUGAR

Uma história das nossas inovações de segurança

1944

Jaula de segurança em aço do habitáculo.

1944

Pára-brisas em vidro laminado de série 15 anos antes de ser obrigatório (nos EUA).

1959

Primeiros cintos de segurança nos bancos da frente, de 3 pontos, ancas e ombro, de série a nível mundial.

1960

Painel de instrumentos acolchoado

1964

Primeira cadeira de segurança para crianças virada para trás, a nível mundial.

1966

Zonas de encolhimento frente & trás.

1967

Cintos de segurança traseiros de 3 pontos, ancas e ombro, junto às janelas, de série.

1968

Apoios para a cabeça nos bancos da frente

1969

Cintos de segurança com carreto de inércia no banco da frente.

1970

Equipa de Investigação de Acidentes.

1971

Aviso para colocação do cinto de segurança, de série.

1972

Fechos de segurança para crianças, nas portas traseiras.

1972

Cintos de segurança com carreto de inércia nos bancos traseiros, junto às janelas.

1973

Coluna de direcção deformável.

1974

Pára-choques que absorvem energia.

1974

Depósito de combustível isolado protegido contra colisões traseiras.

1978

Primeira cadeira elevatória de segurança para crianças, a nível mundial.

1982

Grande espelho retrovisor traseiro.

1982

Protecção anti-deslizamento sob o cinto de segurança à frente e atrás.

1984

Travões Anti-Bloqueio (ABS)

1986

Luzes de travagem de montagem alta no óculo traseiro.

1986

Primeiros cintos de segurança nos bancos traseiros, de 3 pontos, ancas e ombro, de série a nível mundial.

1987

Airbag frontal.

1990

Cadeira elevatória de segurança para crianças, integrada no banco traseiro central.

1991

Primeiro Sistema de Protecção de Impacto Lateral (SIPS) a nível mundial - 5 anos antes de ser obrigatório.

1991

Cintos de segurança nos bancos da frente ajustáveis em altura, automáticos.

1993

Cintos de segurança de 3 pontos, ancas e ombro como equipamento de série, em todos os bancos.

1994

Primeiros airbags de impacto lateral introduzidos nos modelos novos, a nível mundial.

1997

Sistema de Protecção Anti-Capotamento (Roll-Over Protection System (ROPS)).

1998

Primeiro Sistema de Protecção contra Embates Traseiros, a nível mundial (Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS)).

1998

Primeira cortina insuflável a todo o comprimento (IC), a nível mundial.

2000

Sistema ISOFIX de instalação de cadeirinhas para crianças.

2000

Airbags frontais de fase dupla.

2000

Abertura do Centro de Segurança Volvo.

2001

Safety Concept Car da Volvo (SCC).

2002

Controlo de Estabilidade Anti-Capotamento (Rollover Stability Control (RSC)) no Volvo XC90 utilizando o sensor de giroscópio e o DSTC.

2002

Sistema de Estabilidade Anti-Capotamento (Rollover Protection System (ROPS)), incluindo Cortina Insuflável (IC) de longa duração em todas as filas de bancos, pré-tensores dos cintos de segurança e estrutura do tejadilho reforçada.

2002

A Linda, a manequim antropomórfica instrumentada grávida virtual.

2003

A primeira nova estrutura frontal patenteada, a nível mundial.

2003

IDIS (Intelligent Driver Information System).

2003

Aviso para colocação do cinto de segurança nos bancos traseiros.

2003

Equipa de Investigação de Trânsito em Banguecoque.

2004

Primeiro Sistema de Informação de Ângulos Mortos (BLIS) a nível mundial, em automóveis de passageiros.

2004

Vidro hidrófugo.

2005

Primeira Cortina Insuflável no Módulo de Porta (DMIC) a nível mundial, no novo C70.

2006

Aviso de Colisão com Apoio de Travagem.

2007

Primeira almofada elevatória integrada com dois níveis, com cortina insuflável aumentada e limitador de força adaptado para crianças, a nível mundial.

2007

Estrutura lateral nova e mais forte utilizando vários níveis de aço de alta resistência.

2007

Driver Alert System (Sistema de Alerta do Condutor), incluindo Driver Alert Control (Controlo de Alerta do Condutor) e Departure Warning (Aviso de Saída de Faixa de Rodagem).

2007

Alerta de Colisão com Apoio à Travagem.

2007

Alcoguard.

2008

Primeiro Sistema City Safety a nível mundial, para evitar colisões a baixa velocidade, de série no XC60.

2008

Visão 2020: Em 2020 ninguém deverá perder a vida ou ficar ferido num automóvel Volvo.

2009

Nova gama de sistemas de retenção nas cadeirinhas para bebés e crianças até aos 12 anos de idade.

2010

Primeiro Sistema de Detecção de Peões, a nível mundial, com Travagem Automática Total lançados no S60 e na V60.

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