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Volvo and the Swedish organization want to mitigate the accidents

Volvo Car Corporation and the Swedish National Road Administration today announced their collaboration to avoid or mitigate the effects of road accidents. Fredrik Arp, President and General Manager of Volvo Cars, and Ingemar Skogo, Director General of the Swedish National Road Administration, have signed the declaration of intent at the beginning of the seminar on road safety today Tylosand.

The Swedish National Road Administration has worked his "zero-vision" approach since 1997, while the Volvo Car Corporation presents a vision in 2007 whose aim is to design cars that are not involved in collisions. In the short term, this means that in 2020, no one should be injured or killed in a Volvo.

The existence of a traffic environment security imperative collaboration between three main sectors: automotive manufacturers, motorists and the authorities responsible for roads and infrastructure. The interdependence between cars and roads has increased continuously to ensure that new security solutions can work as well as possible. Volvo already possesses a technology that can read road markings and alert the driver if he is about to engage in the wrong lane. The Swedish National Road Administration and Volvo are now working together on different issues, including additional research on possible ways for cars and roads to communicate with each other to reduce the number of hazardous situations for roads.

"Our new vision of security assistance efforts and focus helps us also to follow the stages of development that are essential to maintain our leading position in matters of security. Our collaboration with the Swedish National Road Administration is beneficial to both sides and helps us to reach the right priorities, "says Fredrik Arp, President and General Director of Volvo Car Corporation.

"The future technological possibilities will be better used if there is a constructive dialogue within the automotive industry. An international perspective, this collaboration is quite unique in itself, "says Skogo.

Own research unit Volvo Cars accident began to collect data on car accidents in the early 1970s. To date, approximately 36,000 accidents were meticulously documented and knowledge gained as a result of the study these events are used in the continuous development of new security solutions.

"The continuous research and development in the safety of our cars will be the cornerstone of the creation of a safer automotive environment and a future without car accidents. So we welcome the successful collaboration between the public authorities and the automotive industry, "says Jan Ivarsson, head of Safety Strategy at Volvo Cars.

Overview of the declaration of intent:

-  Volvo Cars and the Swedish National Road Administration will jointly identify the criteria and levels of quality that allow the infrastructure and has the functionality of the vehicle to interact at a level or meet the visions of Volvo and society on road safety .

-  Volvo Cars and the Swedish National Road Administration will follow, as far as possible, the results of the improvements of vehicles and infrastructure throughout their Evolution continues as part of a learning process designed to facilitate these improvements .

-  Volvo Cars and the Swedish National Road Administration will exchange data obtained in the interfaces that are developed to improve the system further. Examples of these data are for road information obtained was inside the car on the road conditions, the state of the infrastructure and incidents.

-  Volvo Cars and the Swedish National Road Administration jointly contribute, in collaboration with other participating partners, the safe use of the road transport system and help to ensure that the pipe product inside the framework of system, and with the help of technology.

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