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  1. Volvo News Blog
    If you had to guess what this simulator was for, what you say? That’s right, Volvo is making its cars safer by making a virtual reality driving simulator. The sim is being built to let drivers drive a real car remotely. That allows Volvo to simulate any number of scenarios with a real car on a...
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has double-checked Volvo’s work and found little to criticize. The administration has awarded 11 Volvos its highest rating of 5 stars.  “Volvo has always been and always will be about people, which means safety is our number one priority,” said...
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    To be fair, three-point seat belts didn’t exactly set American consumers on fire back in 1959, but the innovation eventually caught on, becoming the industry’s dominant passive restraint. Yet even safety features can contain safety defects, which is why Volvo Cars is embarking on its largest...
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    Famed for its safety, Volvo is among the only automakers not simply satisfied with local governments crash tests. As a member of the Volvo Group, Polestar is equally committed to the safety of the people who drive its cars. Today, the young carmaker is focusing on exactly how its making its...
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    You can’t say that Volvo doesn’t know what it’s about. “Volvo Cars is rooting for safety,” starts the company’s latest press release. And they mean it literally. “If a safety is scored during the big game” ( fun fact, companies can’t actually use the name Super Bowl to promote their products so...
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    Volvo famously makes extremely safe cars, but the Swedes are taking it to the next level with their latest XC90. Not only will it be safe in a crash, it’ll be safe in a war zone. This XC90 is offered with a VPAM VR8 certification. That means that Trasco-Bremen, the German company that puts the...
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    Volvo claims it doesn’t want anyone to die in or as a direct result of its vehicles and the latest safety risk it’s seeking to address is cyclists. In concert with POC , a Swedish maker of sporting goods and bicycle helmets, Volvo is developing a first-of-its-kind test to pinpoint the dangers...
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    Volvo USA is adding something new to the company's offerings, and it's not just for new car buyers. It's called Tow For Life, and it gives owners of any year or model of Volvo a free tow if they break down. “Tow for Life ensures that in the event of a breakdown, help is on hand no matter the...
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    Volvo is doing what it does best. Working on making cars safer. The latest endeavour sees it joining forces with other automakers and governments in a pan-European pilot project to share the traffic data gathered by cars and by infrastructure. Then using that data to try and make roads safer...
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    Volvo has just revealed new safety initiatives as part of its goal of a fatality-free roadway. One for driver distraction and intoxication, one for safer passengers, and one to help you slow your roll. The first is to stop drivers who are distracted or intoxicated. Or even those suffering...
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    In 1959, Volvo decided to do something with its invention that would make most CEOs blanche. It freely gave away one of its innovations: the three point seatbelt.  The premise of the decision is that the three-point seatbelt could save lives, so why keep it from anybody? Since then, according...
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    Volvo's latest announcement might not make it popular in Germany, but the company hopes that it will increase safety. It's lower speed limits all around, starting with model year 2021. Beginning that year, every Volvo will get a top speed limited set to 112 mph. It's part of Vision 2020, the...
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just run its first batch of tests on pedestrian collision avoidance systems. And Volvo's XC40 has earned the safety group's top ranking. The IIHS says that pedestrian deaths in America are up 45 percent from 2009. That's 5,977 people in 2017...
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    Volvo Cars takes sustainability as seriously as safety. This is the message of a new public information campaign by Volvo Car USA that will run through the beginning of November. It will be available in both print and digital formats in America’s leading news media. “It has never been about...
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    You're driving down the road watching out for other cars and minding your own business when suddenly, it happens. A car coming the other way swerves into your lane. It's inevitable. They strike your car head-on. In the milliseconds after a crash, a thousand things can go through your mind...
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    Volvo wants to tell you not to blame young drivers for texting and driving. Turns out it's actually their parents who are driving while distracted. And at an alarming rate. The results come from Volvo's Finding Focus on the Road report, the fourth in a series of Volvo Reports from Volvo and The...
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    The fatal collision between a self-driving Uber and a pedestrian in Arizona earlier this year could have been prevented, according to the IIHS. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety performs safety testing on vehicles. This includes crash tests, but also analysis of automated safety...
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    The XC40 has added another notch in Volvo's safety reputation. The compact crossover has gotten top ratings in its latest round of safety testing. For 2018, Euro NCAP testing added new safety challenges, like cyclist detection and emergency lane keeping systems. The XC40 got a five-star rating...
  19. Volvo News Blog
    New data from the UK shows that after 16 years, no people in that country have been killed while inside a Volvo XC90 Volvo has been aiming for safer cars for decades. Starting with laminated glass in 1944, innovating seatbelts and side airbags. In 2016, the company made a commitment targeting...
  20. Volvo News Blog
    Of all the many cars tested this year by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), the second-gen Volvo XC60 was the safest. With near-perfect scores of 98% in Adult Occupant safety and 95% in Safety Assist, Volvo’s tireless research into safety systems, it seems, has borne fruit...
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