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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.

Planath I, Rygaard C, Nilsson S, Synthesis of data towards neck protection criteria for children, Proceedings of IRCOBI Conference, Verona, Italy, 1992

Topic: Methodology & real world data , Child safety

Bohman, K, Stockman I, Jakobsson L, Wimmerstedt M, Kruse D, Sundmark H, Comparisons of Q10 original and different Q10 Euro NCAP 2020 update dummies in frontal and side impact sled tests, The 16th International Conference Protection of Children in Cars, Munich, Germany, 2018

Topic: Methodology + real world data , Child safety

Equal Vehicles for All

The E.V.A. Initiative

Safety vision

Aiming for zero

Connected, active and passive protection