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Volvo Buses has increased safety for drivers, passengers and other road users in its latest coaches and buses. The new safety features in the Volvo 9900 and Volvo 9700 include Driver Alert Support, an efficient front impact protection system and the option of automatically restricting the vehicle’s speed in areas where there are vulnerable road users.
“We have made the new Volvo 9900 and Volvo 9700 our safest long-distance coaches ever with a combination of tried-and-tested solutions and new technology,” says Peter Danielsson, Safety Director at Volvo Buses.
Volvo safety lane keeping
In addition to the high-quality safety equipment that Volvo Buses offered in previous models, there are several innovations that stand out.
Volvo Bus Safety Zone Management was previously restricted to Volvo’s city buses, but it has now been included in the Volvo 9900 and Volvo 9700. The service is based on geofencing and allows the speed of the bus to be restricted automatically when it enters a predefined area. The aim is to reduce the risk of accidents where there are large numbers of vulnerable road users on the move, for example around schools, at bus and train stations and in city centres. Safety Zone Management also helps to improve the flow of traffic and reduce emissions.
Driver Alert Support. The Volvo 9900 and Volvo 9700 also have a series of driver assistance systems that help to prevent accidents. These include Driver Alert Support, which reduces the risk of accidents caused by tired or distracted drivers. The system registers drivers’ behaviour and the position of the bus in the lane. If drivers lose concentration because they are focusing on something other than driving or are tired, the system displays pop-up messages and emits audible signals to encourage them to pay attention to the road ahead or to take a break.
Front Impact Protection. To reduce the risk of serious injuries in the event of a frontal collision, the Volvo 9900 and Volvo 9700 are fitted with a newly developed crash protection system which has a much higher energy absorption capacity than the previous version. The floor structure at the front of the vehicles has also been reinforced to allow it to absorb greater impact forces.
“Among the existing safety solutions that we have included in the Volvo 9900 and Volvo 9700, I would like to highlight Volvo Dynamic Steering. The system makes the steering much lighter, more stable and therefore also safer. It also reduces the risk of sore muscles and repetitive strain injury. These are things that our customers and drivers really appreciate. Almost 60 percent of the long-distance coaches we sell in Europe are fitted with Volvo Dynamic Steering,” says Peter Danielsson.
Volvo 9700 Rain bridge
Safety in the Volvo 9900 and Volvo 9700
  • Volvo Bus Safety Zone Management
  • Volvo I-Coaching
  • Volvo Driver Support System
            Driver Alert Support
            Collision Warning with Emergency Brake
            Lane Keeping Support
            Adaptive Cruise Control
            Forward Collision Warning
  • Volvo Dynamic Steering
  • Front Impact Protection
  • Front Underrun Protection System
  • Knee Impact Protection System
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Body approved for the new R66 2.0 rollover test
  • Fire extinguishing system in the engine compartment

Volvo Buses is one of the world’s leading bus manufacturers, with a strong focus on vehicles and systems for long-term sustainable public transport. The product range includes complete transport solutions, city buses, intercity buses and tourist coaches, as well as services in financing, vehicle servicing, vehicle diagnostics and traffic information. Volvo Buses is part of Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction machines as well as drive systems for marine and industrial applications. Volvo Group also provides complete financing solutions. For more information visit

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