• 03-NOV-2006

Volvo Initiates a Traffic Accident Research Center in China

Volvo Car Corporation and Volvo Group (heavy vehicles and machinery), are now setting up a joint Traffic Accident Research Center in China. The local research encompassing cars, trucks and buses will take place in cooperation with local organizations and universities, hoping to contribute to safer road traffic in the world's most populous country. Many of the safety systems that have been introduced into Volvo's cars, trucks and buses have been developed from the knowledge that Volvo's accident research has gathered from actual traffic accidents. A few examples are the SIPS (Side-Impact Protection System), improved performance in frontal offset impacts and child safety equipment in passenger cars, as well as the deformable steering wheel and FUPS (Front Underrun Protection System) and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) for trucks and buses.