Safe Driving: Aiming for zero

Vision 2020 is about reducing the number of people that die or are seriously injured in road traffic accidents to zero. Protecting and caring for people is at the heart of Volvo Cars' philosophy and this is our commitment to saving lives. Our founders said: "Cars are driven by people - the guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo, therefore, is and must remain safety." Those values remain intact, and in 2008 we set out our vision that by 2020 nobody should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car.

Knowledge is the key for the safest cars

By continually learning and innovating we aim to put an end to fatalities and severe injuries on the roads. Our methods are unique and far-reaching, combining exhaustive research, computer simulations and thousands of crash tests with data from real-life collisions to make us world leaders in safety. Every new Volvo gives you an incredible standard of protection, thanks to the pioneering work of our Safety Center. We conduct more than 300 crash tests here each year and thousands more using computer simulation.

Technology that saves lives

We have invented some of the most important innovations in the history of car safety - including the three-point safety belt - saving over a million lives in the process. And there's more to come. Our cars are packed with advanced features that will help us achieve Vision 2020. Today, IntelliSafe is a suite of intelligent technologies that goes a long way to preventing - or lessening the impact of - a collision. It anticipates danger and can help you avoid it. Think of it as your co-pilot who's always on the lookout, ready to intervene to help keep you safe.

"Our vision is that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car." 
Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO, Volvo Cars