Volvo Cars has communicated for years it wants to save lives

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

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Volvo Cars has communicated for years it wants to save lives

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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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