Volvo Cars has communicated for years it wants to save lives


Published on August 3rd, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Volvo Cars has communicated for years it wants to save lives


Since 2008 Volvo Cars has communicated the vision that by 2020 no one should be seriously injured or killed while driving a new Volvo car. The longer term goal is to design cars that will not crash.

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  • The 3-point safety belt was pioneered by Volvo and first used in a production vehicle in 1959.
  • Rear 3-point safety belts were added to the outer rear seats in Volvo cars from 1969.
  • Centre lap belts were replaced with 3-point safety belts in all Volvo cars from 1986 with an adjustable headrest being added in the centre from 1991.
  • The first integrated booster cushion for children was launched in 1990 in the Volvo 800 Series cars.
  • The first integrated two-stage booster cushion was introduced in 2007.
  • A comfort cover was also developed to increase support for sleeping children.
  • Volvo recommends a rearward facing child seat up to the age of three or four at least.
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