We have invented some of the most important features in the history of car safety. And there’s more to come.
Driver assistance systems
Intelligent driver assistance systems can detect and help you avoid a collision with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists – any time, day or night.
Cross traffic alert
Driver assist with cross traffic alert covers your back when reversing out of a parking space, with warnings for approaching vehicles and auto brake for imminent collision.
Blind Spot Information System with steer assist can ease tension in busy traffic with alerts and active support, guiding you back on track.
Car safety features.
In the event of an unavoidable collision, we have the technology to make a real difference.
Airbag technology has changed a great deal since it was introduced, and Volvo has been one of the key players with innovations like side airbags and inflatable curtains. Today, our cars feature a range of airbags designed to help protect the occupants in the event of a collision.
Our car seats are made to ensure safety and comfort. The energy-absorbing functionality between the seat and seat frame helps reduce spinal injuries, and the built-in whiplash protection system helps reduce the risk of whiplash injury.
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Improvements for road safety
Speeding, intoxication and distraction are three obstacles on the road to zero fatalities in our cars. Therefore, we aim to address these key challenges with new and existing safety innovations.
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.
his is the story about how a controversial invention came to save more than a million lives, and our determination to save a million more.
Sharing our research to make cars safer for everyone
Decades of innovation