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Volvo Trucks Targets Zero Traffic Accidents

| October 26, 2017

Volvo Trucks

Recognizing that nearly nine in ten accidents caused by poor human decision-making,Volvo is advancing a vision in which virtually all traffic accidents are eliminated.

Here’s what the company had to say: “Each year more than 1.2 million people per year killed on roads around the world, and we must change the world,” said Carl Johan Almqvist, traffic and product safety director, Volvo Trucks. “Often times it’s not until a traffic accident or fatality personally affects our lives that we take note of the problem. We know that about 90 percent of all accidents are a result of human factors, so real progress requires a change in mindset so we don’t tolerate accidents and their contributing behaviors.”

 Today, Volvo Trucks globally has a Zero Accident Vision.

“We should not accept any fatalities in traffic at all, and our vision means that no Volvo truck is to be involved in a traffic accident,” said Almqvist.

To achieve this vision, Volvo is continuously developing products and systems that help prevent accidents from happening and reduce consequences if an accident does occur.

In North America, Volvo made Volvo Active Driver Assist, which includes Bendix Wingman Fusion, standard on the new Volvo VNR regional haul series and Volvo VNL long-haul series tractors. Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST), full stability technology, has been standard on Volvo on-highway models since 2007.

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