Safety

Our Safe Space Technology, which includes all the standard safety features in a Volvo car, helps to keep you safe and make you feel safe. Offering a mix of new intelligent and long-established safety features, we’re aiming for zero collisions.

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Lidar

Driven by our Zero collisions vision, we’re making lidar and an AI-driven super computer standard in the first of our next generation electric cars, the Volvo EX90. This allows us to continuously improve safety features over the air and gradually introduce unsupervised autonomous driving.

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Autonomous driving*

Our next generation Volvo cars will be able to provide fully safe and unsupervised autonomous driving, allowing customers to save time and engage in secondary activities.

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Driver recognising system

This 2-camera system is designed to can detect when the driver is distracted, sleepy or even intoxicated. The system will activate a protective shield and take appropriate countermeasures – from reducing speed to braking to a complete stop – to help keep you safe when needed.

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Occupant sensing

Protecting you today. Our existing range of safety features can help prevent a crash or mitigate the impact of it.

Collision avoidance

Intelligent systems help you avoid or mitigate a collision with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists through audible, visible and brake pulse warnings. If a collision is imminent, the car can brake automatically.

Lane keeping aid

If you're about to cross a lane marking without using the indicator, your car can gently steer you back into the lane. If needed, you'll also be alerted with vibrations in the steering wheel.

Run-off road mitigation

If you cross the outer lane marking at speeds between 65 km/h and 140 km/h, this system will help you steer the car back on the road. It can also activate the brakes to help keep you on the road.

Cross-traffic alert with auto brake*

This system covers your back when reversing out of a parking space, with warnings for approaching vehicles and auto brake for an imminent collision.

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)*

When a vehicle enters your blind spot or approaches rapidly in a lane on either side of your car, BLIS can alert you via a light in the left or right door mirror and steer your car back into your lane.

Surround view camera

Four high-definition cameras give you a 360° bird's eye parking view so you can enter or exit any confined space with confidence.

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Speed cap

To send a strong signal about the dangers of speeding, all new Volvo cars come with a speed limit of 180 km/h since 2020.

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Care key

The Care key enables Volvo owners to put a speed cap on the car when lending it to a friend, family member or less-experienced driver, for example.

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Connected safety

If a connected Volvo car in your area has come across slippery road conditions or has its hazard warning flashers activated, you will be alerted of what's ahead in the driver display or the optional heads-up display.

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Airbags

We’ve contributed to airbag development through innovations such as torso airbags and inflatable curtains. Our cars feature a range of airbags that help protect occupants in the event of a collision.