Volvo Buses



Safety first

Safety has been our guiding star since 1927 when Volvo first was founded. Today, more than 90 years later, we’re still leading the way with a range of pioneering safety innovations that are making their way throughout the vehicle industry. And our vision is clear: zero accidents with Volvo Group products.

A responsibility in society

For us, safety is so much more than just developing innovative safety solutions in our products. We also have a responsibility in society and an important role to play when it comes to making road traffic safer. And we know we can make a difference. Volvo Group is one of the world’s largest companies in terms of safety research for commercial vehicles. Further, we push the limits for safety standards, by setting up even higher safety requirements than what the market demands. 

Safety technologies

Volvo has the industry’s strongest reputation for safety innovations. We introduced the ABS braking system, power steering and compressed air brakes. And the work goes on. We constantly improve in our drive towards zero accidents.

Driver Alert System

A system that registers the drivers’ behaviour and the position of the bus in the lane. If the driver loses concentration, the system displays pop-up messages and emits audible signals to encourage the driver to pay attention to the road ahead or to take a break. 

Volvo Dynamic Steering

A technology that improves steering responsiveness and precision, thus reducing the strain on the driver’s shoulders, neck and arms.

Collision Warning and Emergency Brake

If a collision is imminent, the driver gets both a visual and an audible warning. If the driver does not respond, the system automatically activates the brakes lightly in a pre-brake procedure, followed by full braking power. 

Lane Keeping Support

A warning system that notifies the driver if the coach is about to unintentionally cross a lane marker.


A system that helps you drive more safely and fuel-efficiently. It gives instant feedback on driving parameters such as overrevving, harsh acceleration, excessive idling and over-speed.

Safety Zones

With active low-speed zones, it is possible to ensure that the buses always keep the speed limits around sensible areas such as schools, large bus stops and city centres. 

Adaptive Cruise Control

A radar and front camera detect vehicles in front of the coach when driving and automatically maintain a set distance to the vehicle in front.

Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection System

To support the driver in busy city traffic, this system helps the driver detect pedestrians and cyclists who are moving in a way that might pose a risk.

Electronic Stability Control

A system that supports the driver in critical driving situations such as skidding or imminent tipping over when driving too fast in curves.

Outstanding protection systems

We are well aware of the fact that our buses cannot prevent all accidents by themselves, regardless of how safe they may be. Accidents can happen nevertheless, due to human error and the environment in which our buses are used. In the event of an accident our task is to minimise the consequences for drivers, passengers and other road users. Here are three protections systems that significantly reduce the risk of serious injuries in collisions with passenger cars. 

Front Impact Protection

In the event of a front-end collision, the reinforced front increases the protection for the driver and guide.

Knee Impact Protection

If the driver isn’t wearing a seatbelt or the front is heavily crushed inward, this feature absorbs the impact energy and protects the driver’s knees and thigh bones. 

Front Underrun Protection

The FUPS comprises a steel beam fitted behind the bus’s front bumper. It prevents an oncoming car from being wedged under the bus in a frontal collision.

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