Ideas that change the world are often the most controversial.
After we introduced the 3-point safety belt, we faced a world of criticism. Since then, it has saved more than a million lives. Now it’s time for the next step. For everyone’s safety.
A million more.
With new and existing safety features, we are determined to save a million more lives.
To send a strong signal about the dangers of speeding, we reduced the top speed of all our new cars to 180 km/h in 2020. We are also looking at how smart speed control and geofencing technology could automatically limit speeds near schools and hospitals in the future.
With support from LiDAR sensors, the next generation of Volvo cars will be hardware-ready for autonomous drive. And over time, we will push out over-the-air software updates to provide fully autonomous highway driving.
Driver monitoring cameras
To help address intoxication and distraction in traffic, we are working on new in-car solutions. Driver monitoring cameras, together with other sensors, will allow the car to intervene when a clearly intoxicated or distracted driver risks serious injury or death.
We’ve recently introduced the Care Key, aimed at addressing speeding. With the Care Key, Volvo car owners can put a speed cap on the car when lending it to a younger family member or less experienced driver as a way of ensuring a safer ride.
Features depicted may not be standard or available for all styles, engine options, model years and regions.
One of a million
Hear the stories from real car crash survivors and see how they’ve managed to turn an accident into a positive change in their lives.
Meet Amy Ma, who survived a multi-vehicle collision thanks to the safety belt.
Hear Summer talk about the collision that destroyed her car, but spared her life thanks to the safety belt.
Linda & Molly
If it wasn’t for the safety belt, Linda & Molly’s trip to a ski resort could’ve been their last.
Alex talks about the collision that nearly took his life, but since he was wearing a safety belt only left him with a scar.
Decades of innovation
Ever since our founding in 1927, we’ve been designing cars that put people first. Discover our most important safety innovations over the years.
These films contain true stories from real people, who have been compensated for their participation. 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 safe operation of the vehicle at all times.