Safety is so much more than sticking a label to a product. Our Volvo Cars culture aims to ensure that every individual and every team across the company is firmly committed to having safety as their highest priority.

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A vintage shot of two gentlemen standing beside a VOLVO signboard.

“Cars are driven by people. The guiding principle behind everything we make is, and must remain, safety”

Gustaf Larson, co-founder of Volvo
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Safety is in our DNA

A leader in the field for decades, safety is part of our heritage and the backbone of our company. We’ve always been a human-centric brand that cares for the people around us.

The future of safety leadership

To protect what’s important to people, we always strive to equip our cars with safe and intelligent technology. Building on our heritage, we’re now aiming for a new era for safety.

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In 2007, we had a vision stating that no one should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car. This commitment helped us make some bold decisions. Today, we go one step further, aiming for no collisions at all.

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Since our Volvo accident research team was established in 1970, we have studied more than 43,000 cars in real-life accidents involving approximately 72,000 people. This research has helped generate some of the most important systems and functions in the history of car safety.

Pioneering innovations

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Ideas that change the world are often the most controversial. When we introduced the 3-point safety belt, we were met with criticism and resistance. Many thought the new invention restricted their freedom. As of today, it has saved more than a million lives.

A digital rendering of a person in the driver’s seat of a car.

Support when you need it the most

We all like to think that we’re good drivers, but we also know that even the best among us make mistakes. That’s why our next step is to introduce interior sensing as standard in the upcoming Volvo EX90 – to step in and support you when you’re not at your best.

Volvo Cars’ safety features complement safe driving practices and are not intended to enable or encourage distracted, aggressive, or otherwise
unsafe or illegal driving. Ultimately, the driver is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle at all times. Described features may be optional and
availability may vary from one country to another.