Volvo’s Jan Ivarsson Awarded for His Safety Work
Ivarsson is currently responsible for strategy and requirement specifications at the car safety department for Volvo.
"I was happy and at the same time surprised when I was notified by the NHTSA that I would be receiving the award. It was a wonderful surprise," says Jan Ivarsson, one of the ten Volvo employees that received the award over the years.
"This is naturally an immense honour for me, but above all invaluable verification that Volvo is now reinforcing its leading position in car safety," he added.
Last year, Volvo was announcing their aim to design cars that should not crash, so by the end of 2020, no one should be killed or injured in a Volvo car.
"Just a few years ago, we felt that the competition was beginning to catch up with us in the sphere of safety. Many of our competitors have been investing immense resources in new technology and they were closing in with a number of fresh innovations in the area of active safety. However, over the past few years we have demonstrated the sheer extent of the expertise in our company. Our new passive and active safety systems which are now being rolled out to customers are of absolute world class," emphasizes Jan Ivarsson.