Volvo has opened access to its own digital security databaseMarch 20, 2019
In honor of its 60th anniversary, Volvo has opened access to its digital database, which contains the results of security research over the past 40 years. The leadership of the Swedish brand is confident that the initiative, called E.V.A. (Equal Vehicles for All), will provide comprehensive protection for all passengers in any car.
Volvo cites the fact that even in 2019, many companies produce cars, the safety of which is based solely on crash test data with the participation of male dummies. At the same time, according to Volvo Cars’ own research data, injuries in the same accident largely depend not only on age, but also on gender. For example, due to the nature of the structure, women are more likely to receive whip injuries.
To prevent such damage, the company developed the WHIPS system: a seat with a special backrest and headrest design that equally protects passengers of any gender. To minimize the risk of chest injury, Volvo reinforced the side structure of the body and began using side airbags, which reduced the likelihood of serious damage by 50 percent. Volvo also said that all future models built on the SPA2 platform would be equipped with cameras that analyze physiological condition of the driver. If the system detects deviations in behavior or inhibition of reactions, the car will gradually slow down and park on its own in a safe place.
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