2015 Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference Comes to Volvo’s Backyard
It’s no secret in the auto industry that Volvo leads the way when it comes to safety. The brand still maintains its lofty goal of having no one killed or seriously injured in its vehicles by 2020—and its current active and passive safety features are well on their way to making that happen.
It comes as no shock then that the 2015 Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference (ESV) will be taking place in the automaker’s hometown of Gothenburg. The annual conference is organized by the US’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is intended to gather automakers, academia, governments, and others interested in the success of vehicle safety goals.
At this conference, Volvo will be presenting scientific papers on varied subjects, including the “effectiveness of advanced driver assistance systems, the response of muscles in the human body in pre-collision situations, driver distraction guidelines, and run off road accidents.” Volvo will also be using this opportunity to show off all the new safety systems in the XC90.
The ESV Conference will also give governments the opportunity to provide status updates on various projects. There will also be workshops to instruct participants on how to improve vehicle safety.
“The fact that the conference is being held in Volvo Cars’ hometown of Gothenburg this year is no coincidence,” remarked Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Volvo Car Group. “Volvo Cars is a clear leader in the field of vehicle safety research. Our ongoing commitment to developing real-world safety solutions that save lives is well known. Our longer term goal is to create cars that do not crash. In the short term our vision is that no one will be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car by 2020, and we remain confident that we can achieve this.”
The conference this year will be held from June 8th through June 11th in Gothenburg, Sweden.