Booster cushions and child seats. Delivering child safety since the 1960s
Safety has always been our number one priority at Volvo Cars. Safety for the driver, the passengers, other motorists and, of course, pedestrians. We have always been at the forefront of innovation in the field of safety — and Child Safety is no exception. Since 1964, when we first began testing rearward-facing child seats, we have progressively improved safety, ease of use and, importantly, comfort for your children when they travel in your Volvo.
Designed for real life
Our unique approach to child safety includes creating and carrying out tests based on real-life traffic situations. This enables us to carefully monitor how each child seat reacts in a real-life car environment, and then tailor our designs accordingly.
As a result of our research we can strongly recommend that children up to the age of four years are seated facing rearwards.
At Volvo Cars our vision is that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.
|Download our child safety manual|
Child safety in the front seat
Our recommendation for the use of the front passenger airbag for children has been updated, thanks to advances in airbag technology in recent years. Therefore, we have a new child safety recommendation for children travelling in the front passenger seat of Volvo cars. The short film to the left and the downloadable factsheet, below, provide a good overview of this new recommendation and how it applies to current and older model Volvos.
|Download new recommendation factsheet|
Our child seats combine everything we know about safety with beautiful Scandinavian design. Made with breathable 80 per cent natural wool fabrics, they are the most comfortable child seats ever.
Protect what is important to you with Volvo Cars child seats.
Explore the history of child safety innovation at Volvo
Exploring the smart cities of the future
Today, smart cities, where information and communication technology integrate with everyday life to make it safer, simpler and more convenient are set to transform big city driving. Where does your Volvo fit into this brave new world?
The race for perfection
In this article, we visit the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard in Lisbon, Portugal. Here, we meet the team of experts responsible for repairing and re-fitting the entire fleet of Volvo Ocean 65 boats that will compete in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. We describe each team member’s individual area of expertise and show how the team works together to ensure that each boat is repaired identically, on time and to the highest possible standard. Their expertise in different areas represents the same level of competence you find at a Volvo workshop. We also meet Swedish sailor Martin Strömberg, who won the 2011-12 edition of the race, to find out what a great service programme gives him as a sailor.
A Volvo is for life
The environment is something all car manufacturers now think about. In 1983, however, it was a different story. So, when we released the LCP 2000, a concept car designed with the good of the planet in mind, it raised a few eyebrows. Now, more than thirty years later, our commitment to the environment is stronger than ever.