Volvo Cars has been recognised for its contribution to improving traffic safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States.

Per Lenhoff, Senior Manager, and Magdalena Lindman, Technical Expert in Traffic Safety Data Analysis, who work at the Volvo Cars Safety Centre, one of the most advanced testing facilities in the automotive industry, were recognised by NHTSA for their contribution to enhanced traffic safety. Over the years they have worked on developing a range of systems including Run-off road occupant protection and both physical and CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) test methods that capture and replicate real-life crashes.

“We are delighted to receive this recognition for our work,” said Magdalena Lindman. “Our goal is to make our roads a safer place for everyone. This is why we place so much importance on understanding real-world data. At Volvo Cars we do not engineer our cars to just pass safety tests – we engineer them to save lives. That has always been our starting point.”

Malin Ekholm, Vice President, Volvo Cars Safety Centre, said: “We are very pleased that Magdalena and Per have received this recognition from NHTSA for their outstanding work. Volvo Cars foundation is built upon protecting people, understanding their needs and making their lives better. Our consistent approach to addressing real-life safety has had a clear impact on the lives of many people over the years. Our vision is that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.”