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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.

Lund Å, Palmertz C, Jakobsson L, Andersson G, In-depth Study of Volvo Cars in Rollover Accidents, Proceedings of IRCOBI Conference, Sitges, Spain, 1999

Topic: Spinal injuries (incl run off road)

Jakobsson L, Bergman T, Johansson L, Identifying thoracic and lumbar spinal injuries in car accidents, Proceedings of IRCOBI Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2006

Topic: Spinal injuries (incl run off road)

Nilsson P, Jakobsson L, Axelson A, Hardå P & Wogel A, Complex world safety: Detection of run off road scenarios using inertial sensors, Airbag 2014: 12th International Symposium and Exhibition on Sophisticated Car Occupant Safety Systems, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2014

Topic: Spinal injuries (incl run off road)

Jakobsson L, Axelson A, Björklund M, Nilsson P, Victor T, Run Off Road Safety, Paper no. 15-0424, The 24th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV), Gothenburg, Sweden , 2015

Topic: Spinal injuries (incl run off road)

Jakobsson L, Björklund M, Westerlund A, Thoracolumbar Spine Injuries in Car Crashes, Proceedings of IRCOBI Conference, Malaga, Spain, 2016

Topic: Spinal injuries (incl run off road)

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