If you’re on the road,
this is the safest place to be.
It can happen. If you’re in a crash, Volvo’s passive safety wraps you in a cocoon of safety. Starting with our high-strength steel cab that exceeds the world’s toughest cab safety tests. And in a frontal collision, the engine and transmission are designed to drop down and under the driver, while the steering column and dash absorb impact to help prevent injury. But don’t forget that Volvo’s standard active safety technologies can help you prevent that crash from ever happening.
The seatbelt’s best friend.
Safety has always been Volvo’s guiding star. In fact, we invented the 3-point seat belt that is now standard on every car and truck in North America. We are also the only ones to offer a driver’s side airbag as standard on every Volvo model. Together, they reduce the chance of being injured in a crash. Nothing is more important.
There’s a lot to look out for.
Here’s a lot to look out of.
Good visibility is crucial to avoid crashes. VNM cabs feature a panoramic, one-piece windshield, slim A-pillars, and sloping side windows, all to increase your field of vision. And our wipers use a crossover pattern to more effectively clear the windscreen of rain or snow.
On the road,
losing control is not an option.
Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST) is standard on your VNM. By monitoring several vehicle parameters, VEST can detect hazardous situations and help you keep control of the vehicle … sometimes before you even realize there’s a problem. It automatically reduces engine torque and applies braking to individual wheel ends, to help you mitigate rollovers, jackknifes, or loss of control.
Learn more about VEST.
Greater distance means
Volvo Enhanced Cruise (VEC) is Volvo’s fully integrated radar-based system that helps you maintain a safe following distance in traffic. If you’re following too close or a car cuts you off, a buzzer sounds while warning lights are displayed in the dash. And if you don’t react in time, VEC can step in by de-throttling the engine and applying brakes – helping you avoid having a really bad day.
Lane Departure Warning.
Stay on the right track.
Drifting out of lane is a common cause of many crashes. Volvo’s Lane Departure Warning is a sophisticated safety system that tracks the road markings with a windshield-mounted camera. Should you unintentionally drift out of the lane, it provides audible and visual alerts to get you back on track.
More Stopping Power:
Volvo's Engine Brake.
I-VEB, Volvo’s unique integrated engine brake, is highly popular among Volvo drivers. And it’s easy to see why. It offers extremely high retardation over the speed range (on the D13, it offers an impressive 310 HP at just 1,500 rpm), without the driver even having to touch the brake pedal. This can help you improve safety … and increase your brake service life.
Learn more about I-VEB.