The following is a summary of some of the safety accolades that have recently been awarded to Volvo:
Paul Pietsch Award 2009 for City Safety given by the reputed German automobile journal “auto motor und sport”, for Volvo’s innovative safety system, City Safety.
Volvo City Safety is a new driver assistant system which can prevent rear-end collisions typical of low speeds or at least reduce the damage caused by the accident. City Safety is standard in Volvo XC60.
Two awards from Spanish safety institute.
The Volvo XC60 and XC90 received Spanish safety institute Centro Zaragoza’s “best safety choice” award in the categories for small and large four-wheel drive cars respectively. The decision took into consideration whether various safety systems were fitted as standard in the car models. The XC60 is fitted as standard with City Safety, whereby the car brakes automatically at speeds of up to 30 kilometres an hour.
Volvo City Safety named All-Wheel Drive Innovation of the Year
Volvo’s low speed collision prevention system, City Safety, was awarded “innovation of the Year” by the German-based magazine “Auto Bild Allrad” – Volvo is the first vehicle manufacturer to win the award twice.
The highly sought-after honour was awarded to Volvo Car Corporation as part of the reader vote for the “All-Wheel Drive Car of the Year 2009” conducted by the four-wheel-drive magazine “Auto Bild Allrad”.
Volvo’s City Safety named “Genius” innovation of the year by Allianz
Volvo Car Corporation received the prestigious “Genius 2009” award from Allianz insurance company. The Allianz Centre for Technology has been testing cars for traffic safety purposes since 1971. The “Genius” award was given to Volvo Cars for the development and implementation of the Volvo City Safety system. The award honours a technological development which has already been implemented and contributes to greater safety in road traffic. Moreover, the innovation must be proven to have a permanent effect in reducing claims frequency and the severity of accidents.
Volvo XC60 named SUV of the Year by Fleet World Magazine
The Volvo XC60 crossover was named ‘SUV of the Year’ at the 2009 Fleet World Honours. This is Volvo’s second consecutive appearance on the annual winners’ list, after the XC60’s ground-breaking City Safety won the Technology Category last year.