Knowledge is the key

Cruising towards zero

Thomas Broberg, Senior Manager, Safety Strategy & Requirements at Volvo Cars, explains how we are working towards Vision 2020.

The circle of life

We use data from real-world collisions and rigorous research and testing to make our cars ever safer. Each new car is built using the knowledge gained from its predecessors – we call this process of continuous refinement and improvement the Circle of Life.

Cecilia Larsson - Senior Director of Volvo Cars Safety Centre

What’s unique is our focus on real life


Local cooperation for a global vision

Building the safest cars in the world is not enough to realise Vision 2020 – we collaborate to help plan the safe roads and traffic infrastructure that will also save lives. By working with the Swedish Transport Administration in our home country we have created a model for global cooperation between car manufacturers and the transport authorities.


Opening the doors to the Volvo Cars Safety Centre

Every new Volvo gives you an incredible standard of protection, thanks to the pioneering work of our Safety Centre. We conduct more than 300 crash tests here each year and thousands more using computer simulation.

AstaZero – a new world of safety

Volvo Cars is a partner with AstaZero, the world’s first full-size test centre that simulates real-world traffic scenarios. This state-of-the-art facility – which opened in 2014 – can recreate a huge number of real-life traffic situations and is the ideal place to fine-tune our IntelliSafe technologies. It will play a key role in helping us make Vision 2020 a reality.