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Volvo Cars adds a little luxury with Excellence Child Seat Concept

[fusion_text] Volvo Cars’ design team has completely re-imagined how children could travel safely in cars in the future. The move follows the Shanghai reveal of Volvo’s XC90 Excellence and the Lounge Console Concept, which marked a bold and luxurious step forward for the Swedish car brand.

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Global safety rating results confirm Volvo Cars’ safety leadership

With every new vehicle launched, and every new safety feature developed, Volvo Cars is another step closer to reaching its Vision 2020 target. Vision 2020 is the bold goal Volvo Cars set for itself with the aim that by the year 2020 Volvo’s there will be no more serious injuries or fatalities in a new […]

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Volvo S60 earns top result in severe offset crash test

Volvo Car Corporation’s leadership in vehicle safety is once again highlighted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In the latest report the Volvo S60 is one out of only two cars to earn the best rating in IIHS’s new offset frontal crash test. In the new test, 25 percent of the car’s front […]

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VOLVO HELPS DRIVERS COMBAT HAYFEVER

Automatically shuts out pollen and pollution from the cabin Major safety benefits associated with avoiding sneezing whilst driving Volvo has gone a long way to helping hay fever sufferers reduce their symptoms whilst in a car by fitting all of its models with either an Air Quality System (AQS) or Pollen Filter, as standard.

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Volvo Car Corporation’s pedestrian airbag: here’s how it works

Seven sensors, advanced technology and an airbag that deploys at lightning speed in the windscreen area. These are some of the main elements of Pedestrian Airbag Technology – the system that makes Volvo Car Corporation with its all-new Volvo V40 the first manufacturer to produce this innovative technology.

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VOLVO SAFETY WORLD FIRST SET TO HELP FURTHER REDUCE THE 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE KILLED ON ROADS

The world’s first pedestrian airbag fitted as standard on the all-new Volvo V40 is the next step towards the manufacturers target that no-one should be killed or injured in a new Volvo by 2020. The revolutionary new airbag is launched one year after Volvo, as a strategic partner of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport […]

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Volvo City Safety Technology Drives Down Chauffeur Company At Fault Rear Impact Accidents

Volvo’s City Safety technology helps chauffeur company, Tristar, improve customer safety and reduce vehicle-off-road costs Tristar’s rear impact accidents, where the driver was at fault have decreased by 28% in the first six months of trialling City Safety From Spring 2012, it is planned that all of Tristar’s Volvo fleet will be fitted with City […]

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Volvo: Saving lives on Brazilian roads

Anaelse Oliveira, the co-ordinator of the Volvo Traffic Safety Programme in Brazil Saving lives on Brazilian roads When truck driver Flávio Ibarra Garcia gets behind the wheel to drive between Brazil, Argentina and Chile, he knows he is setting out on a risky assignment. Every year, 37,000 people die in the traffic in Brazil and […]

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Volvo S60 and V60 get five star safety ratings in Europe and the United States

Volvo Car Corporation’s safety leadership is once again confirmed by full star results on both sides of the Atlantic. The Volvo V60 received five stars and has been named best car in the Large Family category in the 2011 Euro-NCAP rating. In the United States, the Volvo S60 achieved an overall five star NHTSA crash […]

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Designed Around You Volvo Tradition of Safety

In 1927 Volvo’s founders Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson stated that “Cars are driven by people. Therefore the guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo is – and must remain – safety.”

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Designed Around You Volvo Cars on the move towards a future without traffic accidents

Volvo’s 2020 Vision We are the most human-centric car brand in the motor industry. Our founders Assar Gabrielsson & Gustav Larson said in 1927: “Cars are driven by people. Therefore the guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo is – and must remain – safety.”

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Intelligent cars avoid accidents

The aim with tomorrow’s cars is, quite simply, that they be able to avoid accidents. The core of Volvo’s 2020 Vision is to build cars so safe as to completely eliminate the risk of fatal or serious injuries. And every advance in Volvo’s safety systems is another step closer to this goal. Many of today’s […]

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Volvo Car Corporation develops technology to avoid collisions with wild animals

Volvo Car Corporation is taking the next step in active safety by developing a system that alerts and automatically brakes for animals on the road. The new system will be launched on the market in a few years’ time. The project to develop a safety system that reduces the risk of collisions with wild animals […]

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Volvo tech facts

Innovative systems Rollover Protection System (ROPS) The latest Volvo models are all equipped with the Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) as standard. Advanced sensor technology ensures that the belt pre-tensioners and the inflatable curtains deploy in the event of a rollover. This combined with the safety cage helps reduce the risk of occupant injury in […]

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A Revolution in Pedestrian Safety

A Revolution in Pedestrian Safety – Volvo’s automatic braking system now reacts to people as well as vehicles Hot on the heels of its award-winning City Safety system, Volvo Cars has already unveiled the next phase in it’s commitment to building vehicles that don’t crash – the innovative new system with Collision Warning with Full […]

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Volvo Cars crash-test laboratory 10 years

The ability to replicate road accidents contributes to world-class crash safety Volvo Cars’ crash-test laboratory in Torslanda turns 10 this year – and the almost 3,000 full-scale tests carried out during the high-tech facility’s first decade have helped give Volvo owners even safer cars.

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Volvo Cars active safety system rated best in the world

Volvo Cars’ active safety system rated best in the world Volvo’s local 2010 Car of the Year finalist, the Volvo XC60 recently walked away with yet another safety accolade when German ADAC, the largest automotive organisation in the world, conducted an extensive comparison test of various automatic speed and distance control systems.

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Volvo’s acoustic design develops in a new lab

Acoustics plays a surprisingly intricate role in vehicle development – from boosting the engine note for a throatier roar, minimizing road noise or finding just the right ‘click’ for the indicator. And now, with electric vehicles on the horizon, vehicle sound engineering is about to enter a whole new era. With all this in mind, […]

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Volvo Cars takes on safety challenges involving electric cars

With so many electric cars in development (Volvo’s BEV is due for it’s international debut in 2012), electric vehicle safety has become one of the focal points at Volvo. Even with all our environmental achievements such as our factories running on clean energy and our range of DRIVe vehicles, Volvo still puts safety first. And […]

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Volvo Cars on the move towards a future without traffic accidents

In the quest for the ultimate vision of an accident free traffic environment, Volvo Car Corporation’s bold short-term target is that no one will be killed or injured in a new Volvo car by 2020. “Zero is the one and only alternative for us. As the leader in car safety we can’t accept that people […]

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Safety the building blocks of every Volvo

The new S80 is Volvo’s most sophisticated vehicle to date – in terms of performance, sleek design, luxury and, of course, safety. Volvo Cars has a holistic approach to safety, which encompasses both preventive and protective safety. Preventive safety – the avoidance of accidents – was one of the most important starting points when the […]

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The 3-point belt remains central in today’s and tomorrow’s safety solutions

Despite the constant development in technology, the automotive world’s most important safety mechanism – the safety belt – has remained much the same since it was first used fifty years ago. The three-point safety belt’s ingeniously simple design has stood the test of time and the only difference is that these days the belt is […]

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Volvo’s three-point safety belt turns 50

On Thursday August 13, 1959, the world’s first car with standard-fit three-point safety belts – a Volvo PV544 – was delivered to the Volvo dealer in the Swedish town of Kristianstad. Over the next 50 years, the V-shaped three-point safety belt saved well over one million lives. Feed out, stretch, click and pull taut – […]

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Volvo Cars aims for zero accidents

At the Volvo Car Corporation, the vision is to design cars that should not crash. In the shorter perspective the aim is that by 2020 no-one should be killed or injured in a Volvo. “We don’t accept that people lose their lives in airplane accidents, so why should we regard car accidents as inevitable?” says […]

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Festival Of Motoring Johannesburg South Africa

With a substantial list of exhibitors, partners and sponsors already on board and more joining each day, the Festival of Motoring 2022 is definitely the highlight of the motoring event

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6 July, 2022

MG Electric Vehicles Headline At Auto Express Awards

The MG ZS EV has been named Affordable Electric Car of the Year at Auto Express’ prestigious New Car Awards ceremony in London. The Auto Express team recognised the ZS EV

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Details About New Amarok World Premiere

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ premium pick-up celebrates its digital world premiere tomorrow, 7 July. Below you will find the key links to the premiere of the new Amarok, which starts at 10:00

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6 July, 2022

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