Volvo Safety

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Volvo Safety in Eugene, OR

Rest easy knowing that the Volvo brand keeps safety for drivers as its number one priority. We’re proud to represent the new models Volvo continues to innovate here at Volvo Cars Eugene. Not only are they luxurious and easy on the eyes, but they offer the latest technology and safety capabilities you can find. Continue reading to learn more about the top-notch safety features of our Volvo models.

When you bring your Volvo in for service, you can wait in our comfortable lounge, connect to WiFi and enjoy refreshments. Busy schedule? Keep up with your appointments by using one of our loaner cars or our complimentary shuttle service while your model is being serviced. But you won’t have to wait long — you’ll be back on the road before you know it.

Safety Innovations Throughout the Years

Did you know that the three-point safety belt was invented by Volvo? In 1959, a Volvo engineer named Nils Bohlin got the credit for inventing this innovative belt that resulted in saving over one million lives. The brand hasn’t stopped there — keep scrolling to see many other safety innovations Volvo has made over the years:

  • 1972: Rearward-facing child seat
  • 1978: World’s first belt-positioning booster cushion for children four and up
  • 1990: First built-in booster cushion for children
  • 1991: Side Impact Protection System
  • 1994: First side-impact airbags
  • 1998: Whiplash Protection System
  • 1998: Inflatable curtain airbag
  • 2002: Roll-Over Protection System
  • 2003: Blind Spot Information System
  • 2008: City Safety, an autonomous emergency braking system
  • 2010: Pedestrian detection with full auto brake
  • 2014: Run-off road protection
  • 2016: Slippery Road Alert and Hazard Light Alert
  • 2018: Oncoming mitigation by braking system
  • 2019: The E.V.A. (Equal Vehicles for All) Initiative
  • 2020: Speed cap of 112 mph
  • 2024: Lidar Technology

Driver Assistance Systems

Driving on busy roads can be stressful and unpredictable. The Volvo driver assistance systems can act as a helpful co-pilot so you can drive with the utmost confidence. Here are a few of the latest safety features you can find in an array of our new Volvo models:

Collision Avoidance

This feature can detect a potential collision with a pedestrian, cyclist or another vehicle, and then it will automatically brake for you.1

Lane Keeping Aid

Like the name suggests, this system keeps your Volvo centered in your lane. So, when you start to drift beyond the lines, this system will steer your vehicle back. If you continue to drift, the steering wheel will start to vibrate to warn you.2

Run-Off Road Mitigation

If you ever drift past the outer lane marking, this feature will steer you back onto the road. If it’s an extreme situation, it may also automatically apply the brakes.

Cross Traffic Alert with Auto Brake

Backing out of a parking space is easier than ever, thanks to this system that provides warnings if a vehicle is approaching. It will also apply the brakes if a potential collision is detected.3

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)

This feature will help you stay centered in your lane during heavy traffic through alerts and active support. If a neighboring vehicle enters either of your blind spots, this feature can inform you by activating a light on the left or right side mirror.2

Surround View Camera

This handy camera provides a 360° bird’s eye view when parking, making parallel parking easier.

Connected Safety

Thanks to cloud-based communication, you can stay fully connected with other drivers where you can share and receive information, such as alerts for slippery road conditions.2

Safety Improvements

Volvo is a proud leader in vehicle safety as the brand has taken proactive steps to protect drivers against the unpredictable dangers on the road. In fact, the brand’s next-generation cars will be able to provide safe and unsupervised autonomous driving. This is a huge leap forward for innovation and will allow drivers to save time and engage in other activities. Plus, with the added features of a speed cap of 112 mph (which was introduced in 2020) and Care Key, which allows owners to set speed limits for other drivers that use their car, Volvo just keeps on impressing us.

Safety Research

Volvo safety is backed by more than 40 years of thorough research. The Accident Research Team has been collecting and analyzing collision data since 1970. Additionally, in 2019, they made their new findings available with the E.V.A. (Equal Vehicles for All) Initiative. Through these findings, they discovered that women are more likely to be injured than men in car accidents, and they have a goal to make cars equally safe for everyone. Volvo works to solve these issues through features such as the Whiplash Protection System, Side Impact Protection System, Inflatable Curtain airbag and much more.

Have we convinced you to make a Volvo your daily driver? If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a safer vehicle, we encourage you to browse our newest Volvo lineup at Volvo Cars Eugene. No matter if you need a sedan, SUV or wagon, we’ve got exactly what you need.

To learn more about Volvo safety, please visit https://www.volvocars.com/us/v/car-safety. If you have further questions or would like to learn more about any model in our inventory, don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by our dealership at 89320 N Game Farm Road, Eugene, OR 97408. We look forward to serving our customers near Roseburg, Springfield, Coos Bay and Florence.

1Features depicted may not be standard or available for all styles, engine options and regions. Vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists moving in the same direction of the car can be detected under certain speeds and in certain conditions; driver remains responsible for safe driving at all times.

2Features depicted may not be standard or available for all styles, engine options and regions. The driver has the option to deactivate Lane keeping aid, BLIS, and Connected safety, and these systems must then be actively reactivated to regain their functionality.

3Features depicted may not be standard or available for all styles, engine options and regions. Driver support functions are not a substitute for the driver’s attention and judgment. Cross traffic alert may have limited functionality in certain situations. Brake intervention is only active at lower speeds.