70 years of Volvo sense and sensors
1944 Laminated windscreen
TG staff laminate each other’s belongings. For fun. Volvo laminates windscreens. For safety.
1959 Three-point seatbelt
The big one. Volvo introduces seatbelt as we know it today in Scandi-market Amazons and PV544s. World not immediately convinced.
1979 Wide-angle mirror
Wide-angle driver’s rear-view mirror gives a much better view of that Audi tailgating you.
1990 Integrated booster seat
Built-in booster seat for kids (and exceptionally short adults) debuts on the 960.
1994 Side airbags
Cushions your body, but required d a small detonator be built into the front seats. What could possibly ly go wrong?
2001 Volvo On Call
“World’s first fully-integrated and factory-fitted SOS system” calls you an ambulance after a crash.
With blind-spot monitoring, you need never look anywhere but ahead. Chiropractors rejoice.
2005 Driver Alert
Volvo teaches its cars to know when their drivers are tired. But not to tuck them in.
2012 Pedestrian airbag
For the bloke you hit, you inattentive driver, you. Almost certainly not as comfortable as it sounds.
2017 Large animal detection
Elk, moose and so on do some damage. Trust us. Volvo tech helps you avoid gamey death.