Protecting other road-users

The differing heights of trucks and cars have always constituted a safety problem in traffic, not least if a head-on collision should occur.

Now, we are proud to offer a solution in the shape of Volvo's Front Under-run Protection System (FUPS), which is fitted as standard on Volvo FH and Volvo FM models.

The FUPS prevents passenger cars from becoming wedged under the truck's front in a frontal collision, and thereby reduces the risk of serious injuries and increases the survival rate for the car's occupants. 

The Front Under-run protection beam serves as a 200 mm deep crumple zone, considerably reducing penetration into the car's passenger compartment. With the truck bumper situated on the same level as that of a typical car bumper, the deformation zone of the car can be utilised in the best possible way.

The FUPS comes fully integrated into the cab's structure in the FH and FM series, but does not add any extra weight.