When an accident is unavoidable, the vehicle structure and its interior are designed to minimize injury to the driver and other parties involved. Cab strength and restraint systems, such as the safety belts and airbags, serve to protect drivers and passengers. In the case of a collision with a car, Volvo trucks are equipped with Underrun Protection Systems to minimize the consequences to all involved.
Investigations of real accidents have been conducted for many years by the Trucks and Buses business areas. Their findings are invaluable in the design of new products.