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.
Heurlin F, Jakobsson L, Nilsson H, Front passenger airbag benefits for restrained forward‐facing children, Proceedings of IRCOBI Conference, Malaga, Spain, 2016
Topic: Chest frontal impact, Head frontal (incl moose), Child safety