Every new Volvo in the range has been awarded the highest 5 star safety rating from Euro NCAP, however, Volvo believe that a car can be designed to pass a test and in order to reach achieve 'vision 2020' it's cruicial to take a different approach to safety.
The only car manufacturer to have a purpose built crash centre in Torslanda, Sweden, Volvo conduct approximately 400 full-scale tests per year and can replicate any crash scenario thanks to the unique design and expert team behind the scenes. Each crash takes around 2 weeks to prepare for, uses 42 high speed cameras and lights 4x brighter than sunlight to allow the cameras to film in super slow-motion.
Volvo have also created a supercomputer, made up of 150 IBM servers, updated every 4 years, that run around 3,000 crash simulations per day giving accurate injury forecasts. It then selects a simulation at random that Volvo replicate in real life to ensuere accuracy.