Volvo Receives Safety Award

November 14, 2007 at 12:13 am Leave a comment

It is not surprising that Volvo has once again received recognition for one of its safety features. The Swedish automaker has made safety their foremost concern in developing vehicles for 80 years now. Recently, Volvo Cars’ new booster seat was chosen as the Popular Science’s Best of What’s New Award. The safety seat developed by the FoMoCo-owned automaker is designed to protect children who are already too big for their toddler seats.

Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor for Volvo Car Corporation in Sweden had this to say: “Our goal is to help protect occupants. This award acknowledges our efforts to help protect our smallest passengers, our children. This new seat, in conjunction with our refinements in side body structure and the inflatable curtain will have a significant reduction in child injuries.”

Unlike grownups, children have to be protected with seat belts designed for them and not with the belts that ordinarily comes with a vehicle. Since they are smaller, they need to be supported properly and restrained in the proper manner. Volvo has taken this into consideration and has designed their booster with that in mind.

“We took into account the child’s physical size and weight, seat belt misuse, child physiology, along with redesigning our vehicle side body structure and side impact inflatable curtain to come up with this new integrated two-step booster seat,” said Broberg. “There will be better fitment of our three-point seat belt, a wider age and weight range, and better attitude for the child who can now easily see outside with the added benefit of reducing driver distraction. Hopefully we will hear less often: ‘Are we there yet?”

With that award, Volvo once again proved to the world that they are really concerned with the safety of their customers.

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