We’re leaders in traffic safety. And our vision is that no truck is to be involved in an accident. We established our Accident Research Team in 1969 and have been at the frontline of safety ever since – pioneering innovations that prevent accidents and reduce injuries. Not only for the driver. For everyone.
Around half of all fatalities involving trucks could be avoided with the use of a seatbelt. It’s vital that every new generation of drivers understands how important an invention it is. Because saving lives means more to us than anything else.
With night mode, drivers have the option of instantly switching off all unnecessary dashboard backlights with the press of a button. The result is less glare in the driver’s field of vision, and fewer distractions from reflections in the windscreen and side mirrors. It is best suited to long-haul drivers when driving at night, and when reversing and manoeuvring in tough weather conditions or complex environments, such as when connecting or disconnecting trailers.
Our active safety initiatives are designed to avoid the errors that cause around 90% of all traffic accidents. So we help our drivers see more. We keep them comfortable and focused. And we equip our trucks with systems and technology that take safety to the next level.
Our Electronic Braking System creates smooth brake interactions, shorter stopping distances, and better stability and road-holding.
If your truck is about to skid or rollover, the Electronic Stability Control counteracts lateral forces to set things right.
Lots of glass, powerful windscreen wipers, redesigned rearview mirrors and more help you see more, and stay safe.
Adaptive Cruise Control manages your proximity to the vehicle in front, while the Hill Start Aid helps you take off uphill safely.
I-Shift is an intelligent transmission system that takes the work out of changing gear, so you can concentrate on the road.
Unfortunately, accidents do happen – so our passive safety initiatives focus on minimising the risk of injury when they do. As a result, we concentrate on building trucks that give the driver, passengers and other road users as much protection as possible.
If the truck rolls over or experiences a head-on collision, our reinforced cab transfers energy backwards, maintaining a vital survival space inside.
Invented by Volvo, our comfortable restraint system keeps the driver in place when speed is suddenly reduced, or if the truck rolls over.
Our advanced airbag design stops the driver from hitting the steering wheel, dashboard and windscreen in a serious frontal collision.
In a front-on collision with a car, this crumple zone retracts 200 millimeters to protect the passenger compartment, driver and passengers inside.
This intelligent driver support system uses radar to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead and alert the driver to a collision risk.
This automatically retards the trailer and straightens up the rig on slippery downhill stretches, significantly reducing the risk of jack-knifing.
Learn more about the safety systems in Volvo FH