Explore more than 60 years of research
The E.V.A. Initiative
We have studied more than 43,000 cars in real-life accidents with 72,000 occupants since the 1950s.
This collection of documents is the sample of the result of all our research and safety development, some to which access has been limited, up until now.
Throughout the years, it has contributed to many innovative systems such as WHIPS (Whiplash Injury Protection System), SIPS (Side Impact Protection System), and numerous child safety products.
We are now sharing this research by letting everyone download more than 40 years of research. We hope this will lead to safer cars for everyone - regardless of gender and size. Because at Volvo Cars, we will always put people first.
Saxmark O, Progress report on the air bag development for the Volvo experimental safety car (VESC), The 4th International Technical Conference on Experimental Safety Vehicles (ESV) Proceedings, Kyoto Japan, 1973
Topic: Methodology & real world data , Chest frontal impact, Head frontal (incl moose), abdomen frontal impact
Jakobsson L, Bohman K, #SelfieForSafety: A crowd sourced study addressing the importance of shoulder belt position, Volvo Safety Report, Sweden, 2019
Topic: Chest frontal impact, Head frontal impact, Abdomen frontal impact, Methodology