Volvo Cars has been a leader in the field of car safety for decades. That will never change. It’s our vision that no one should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car.
We have invented some of the most important features in the history of car safety. And there’s more to come.
Driver assistance systems
In addition to occupant protection features such as airbags and crumple zones, we have added driver assistance systems that can help avoid and mitigate collisions. These systems also support you with maneuvering or parking.
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.
Child safety in our cars has always been a guiding principle at Volvo Cars. That’s why we have remained at the forefront of child safety and research since the 1960s, with innovations such as the rearward-facing child seat and dual-stage integrated booster cushion.
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A million more lives
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, we’re determined to save a million more.
Sharing our research to make cars safer for everyone
Some people are less safe on the road than others. That’s why we’re sharing our safety research in the E.V.A. database - open for anyone to download. For everyone’s safety.
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.
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.