Since 2000, the number of injuries have been cut in half.
According to the Volvo automaker, it has good news for individuals looking for vehicles that will bring about cheaper auto insurance policies, as it says that one of its new cars has reduced the odds of being injured by 50 percent when compared to its vehicles from 2000.
The Swedish car manufacturer says that it has used experience and exhaustive research to produce these results.
It explained that the knowledge that it has combined through these techniques over the years, brought together with its “holistic” approach to designing and creating its vehicles has allowed them to make enormous changes for safety.
This could mean that the auto insurance world will look very favorably on this vehicle.
According to the senior safety adviser at Volvo, Thomas Broberg, “A holistic approach and real-life traffic conditions are always the starting-point for our safety work.” He went on to explain that “Our massive database with input from actual road accidents helps us focus on the areas where new technology creates significant results in real-life-traffic.”
The Traffic Accident Research team at Volvo Car Corporation has been in existence for more than forty years, and has been closely studying the patterns that exist in collisions. The company has also used a number of highly reputed studies that help to show the ways in which the safety efforts that it has taken have led to significant results.
An auto insurance study performed earlier this year supports some of the automaker’s claims. Research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that the City Safety technology from Volvo has brought about a reduction of up to 22 percent in collisions. That feature is a form of automatic braking system that gives the vehicle the ability to begin slowing itself down ahead of a head-on collision once the car has reached a certain speed. When traveling below a certain speed, it is able to stop itself altogether if a head-on collision could occur.
Broberg explained that those auto insurance tests align with its own broad accident database that indicates that its even newer models of vehicles will be able to reduce the risk of injury in a collision by 50 percent when compared to the data from the year 2000.