Safest car: Volvo V40 sets world record (VIDEO) Brussels, BELGIUM -- The Euro NCAP, the European equivalent to North America's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, put the all-new 2013 Volvo V40 through a series of tests and found that the 2013 Volvo V40 is the safest car ever made,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
The Guinness world record for the First car with a constant crash-avoidance system was set by the Swedish car maker Volvo, which has released in 2008 the first car to constantly monitor the possibility of – and then avoid – a nose-to-tail crash.
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The all-new Volvo V40 has received the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test and the overall result is the best ever recorded by the institute.
"A fantastic result. We are very proud to have one of the world's safest cars and we're taking yet another important step toward our 2020 target - that nobody should die or be seriously injured in a Volvo," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Advisor Safety at Volvo Car Corporation.
The Euro NCAP's testing consists of four categories namely, adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian and safety assist for vehicle safety.
The 98% adult occupant rating is the highest result recorded by the Euro NCAP, while the car's innovative pedestrian airbag helped it obtain an equally impressive 88% rating for pedestrian safety.
The Volvo V40 was flawless in the safety assist category thanks to systems like Pedestrian Detection, City Safety, auto braking, Lane Keeping Aid and BLIS.
Volvo Car Corporation had already previously received the Euro NCAP Advanced Award for its City Safety system, which is fitted as standard in all versions of the V40. City Safety operates at speeds of up to 50 km/h, which is more than any other car manufacturer offers in similar systems.
"We work continuously on improving the already high safety level of our cars through ongoing research into the reasons behind road accidents and by gaining in-depth understanding of the results of actual collisions," says Thomas Broberg.