Volvo innovations


1927 – Swedish company Volvo starts making cars.

1959 – Volvo engineer Nils Bohlin introduces three-point seatbelts. Over a million lives have been saved after Volvo Cars waived its patent rights.

1972 – Volvo introduces rearward-facing child seats. It was innovated in 1990 with an integrated booster built right into the seat.

2003 – Volvo introduces the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) that uses cameras and radar to watch for vehicles alongside.

2008 – Volvo introduces the City Safety System which uses laser detection to gauge a likely collision with the car in front. If the driver doesn’t brake, the car will do it.

2010 – Using radars and cameras, Volvo introduces a system to detect pedestrians and allows the car to brake automatically if the driver fails to.

Compiled by: Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research


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