A unique knowledge bank

According to statistics, travelling by bus and coach is the safest type of road transport. There is a very low accident rate compared to most other forms of transport. But if a bus full of people has an accident the outcome could be very serious. The safety efforts of Volvo Buses are amongst other things based on facts gathered from real-life accidents.

Using Volvo's accident investigations and our own accident investigation groups that have existed since the mid 1970s, we have access to more than 30 years of accident data involving heavy vehicles.

This is a unique knowledge bank, which together with safety tests and external research has given us a very good insight into the causes of accidents and injuries and what can be done to prevent them.

Because we are part of the Volvo Group we also have access to expertise in areas such as the development of transport systems for safer and more efficient public transport, and advanced technology development for a range of vehicle safety systems.