Protecting what's important

Connected, active and passive protection

Some things get better every day

Our vision is that no one should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car by 2020.

Since 1927, when the founders of Volvo Cars decided to focus on safety as one of the core values of the company, we have been a leader in the field. That will never change. What will change is the breadth of technologies we employ to improve your driving experience and safety.


Sharing our research to make cars safer for everyone

Safety sets you free

Our focus on protecting and caring for people has made Volvo Cars a leader in safety, inspiring innovations such as the design and implementation of the first three-point safety belt, the first booster cushion for children, and the Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) that have helped to save countless lives and prevent injuries for generations of people all over the world. These innovations are the result of Volvo Cars approach to safety – a systematic approach based on real-world situations that is unique in the car industry.

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Protecting what’s important

Children are the future. Protecting them from harm is our responsibility. That’s why Volvo Cars have remained at the forefront of child safety research and innovation since we began to develop child safety solutions in the 1960s.

Our unique approach to child safety includes creating and carrying out tests based on real-life traffic situations, as well as testing our child seats along with our cars. This enables us to carefully monitor how each child seat reacts in a real-life car environment, and then tailor our designs accordingly.

Today, we have a clear set of recommendations for how children should travel in a car.

Safety and driver assistance technology

IntelliSafe is designed to provide everyday peace of mind and convenience by helping you stay in full control.

IntelliSafe Surround

Our optional IntelliSafe Surround pack includes BLIS (Blind Spot Information) with steer assist, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support and Rear Collision Warning, giving you all the information and support you need to know about vehicles or objects in your vicinity.

Explore our other Innovations

Inspired by nearly a century of world-changing innovations, we've always designed cars that put people first.