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Volvo recognized by NHTSA for safety record

Computer Aided Engineering captures and replicates real-life crashes

Published: June 7, 2017, 10:30 PM
Updated: June 12, 2017, 2:16 PM

Volvo safety experts Per Lenhoff and Magdalena Lindman

Volvo has a reputation of building safe cars and developing advanced safety systems, and now two of its safety experts have been recognized by the US’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for their dedication to preventing injuries in automobiles.

Senior Manager Per Lenhoff and Traffic Safety Data Analysis Technical Expert Magdalena Lindman from the Volvo Cars Safety Centre were recognized by NHTSA for their work on advanced systems, such as Run-off road occupant protection and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) testing that captures and replicates real-life crashes, among other achievements that have contributed significantly to Volvo’s latest offerings and the company’s high safety performance record.

“We are delighted to receive this recognition for our work,” said Lindman. “Our goal is to make our roads a safer place for everyone. This is why we place so much importance on understanding real-world data. At Volvo Cars, we do not engineer our cars to just pass safety tests; we engineer them to save lives.”

“We are very pleased that Magdalena and Per have received this recognition from NHTSA for their outstanding work,” said Malin Ekholm, Vice President, Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “Volvo Cars foundation is built upon protecting people, understanding their needs and making their lives better. Our consistent approach to addressing real-life safety has had a clear impact on the lives of many people over the years. Our vision is that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.”

Volvo has been collecting data from thousands of real-world crashes since 1970, with the aim of better understanding and addressing real-life traffic safety needs. Volvo’s Safety Vision and Real-Life Safety are part of the company’s sustainability program Omtanke, which translates to thoughtfulness, consideration and care for others.