In 1927, when Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson drew plans for their first motor car, they envisioned a car with all the attributes of a 'modern' vehicle design... plus safety. Their belief that good design includes good safety is still practiced today in Gothenburg, Sweden, headquarters of Volvo Cars.
Through the years, Volvo has produced safety features designed using extensive research of real-world accidents. In 1972, Volvo formed an Accident Investigation Team to study accidents involving Volvos. To date, the team has researched more than 20,000 individual accidents, resulting in significant improvements in automobile safety design such as the world's first production application side-impact air bags.
Volvo Safety Milestones