Volvo Cars head of safety Malin Ekholm said in a statement that when it launches next month, the Volvo XC40 SUV will be one of the safest cars on the road. The Fully Electric XC40 will be the safest car ever built by Volvo.
Volvo Cars has developed a new and unique safety structure for passengers and batteries in the XC40 to help keep passengers safe at the time of an accident and to keep the battery alive.
The battery is provided with an aluminum alloy frame and fitted in the middle of the body structure of the car. The location of the battery on the floor of the car is such that it reduces the center of gravity of the car.
Not only this, the body structure of the car has been strengthened not only from the front but also from the rear. Electric power trains are integrated into the body structure of the car to keep the shock from the cabin away from the cabin and reduce the risk of injury to those inside the car.
The battery-powered XC40 is the first Volvo model to be equipped with the new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) sensor platform. The new ADAS platform is a modern active security system, consisting of an array of radars, cameras and ultrasonic sensors.
The XC40 will be the latest innovative technology to debut from the joint-venture project between Volvo and Autoliv dubbed Zenuity. The strategic association was came together to jointly develop self-driving technology, and the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensor platform that will be installed in the XC40 EV is the first implementation of that ecosystem in one of Volvo’s automobiles.
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Volvo placed the XC40 EV’s battery pack in its floor, improving its center of gravity. The safety structure around it was developed specifically to protect the battery (along with vehicle occupants) in the event of a collision.