Safety – it’s in our DNA
We’re leaders in traffic safety. And our vision is that no truck is to be involved in an accident. We established our Accident Research Team in 1969 and have been at the frontline of safety ever since – pioneering innovations that prevent accidents and reduce injuries. Not only for the driver. For everyone.
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We know what’s going on out there. We know what accidents look like. That’s why we do so many extra tests that are not called for by legislation.
Human error is contributory factor in around 90% of all traffic accidents. So we help our drivers see more. We help them stay comfortable and focused. And we equip our trucks with systems and technologies that take safety to the next level.
Our Electronic Braking System creates smooth brake interactions, shorter stopping distances, and better stability and road-holding.
If your truck is about to skid or rollover, the Electronic Stability Program counteracts lateral forces to set things right.
Lots of glass, powerful windscreen wipers, redesigned rear-view mirrors and more help you see more, and stay safe.
Adaptive Cruise Control manages your proximity to the vehicle in front, while the Hill Start Aid helps you take off uphill safely.
Our Anti-Theft System lets you lock the truck and activate the alarm remotely, and alerts you to tampering with a 105 dB (A) siren.
I-Shift is an intelligent transmission system that takes the work out of changing gear, so you can concentrate on the road.
Highly advanced Electronic Climate Control monitors and controls every climate factor, for maximum comfort and fewer mistakes.
Low noise levels
Aerodynamic design, silencers and insulation are just some of the ways we keep noise – and stress – levels at a minimum.
No matter how good we are at preventing accidents, they do happen. So we focus on minimising the risk of injuries. And we concentrate on building trucks that give the driver, passengers and other road users as much protection as possible.
Energy absorbing cab
If the truck rolls over or experiences a head-on collision, our reinforced cab transfers energy backwards, maintaining a vital survival space inside.
Invented by Volvo, our comfortable restraint system keeps the driver in place when speed is suddenly reduced, or if the truck rolls over.
Our advanced airbag design stops the driver from hitting the steering wheel, dashboard and windscreen in a serious frontal collision.
Front Under-Run Protection System
In a front-on collision with a car, this crumple zone retracts 200 millimeters to protect the passenger compartment, driver and passengers inside.
Adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning
This intelligent driver support system uses radar to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead and alert the driver to a collision risk.
This automatically retards the trailer and straightens up the rig on slippery downhill stretches, significantly reducing the risk of jack-knifing.