We know what’s going on out there. We know what accidents look like. That’s why we do so many extra tests that are not called for by legislation.

Carl Johan Almqvist

Traffic & Product Safety Director, Volvo Trucks

Putting in the extra effort with our safety tests: video


Volvo FH night mode

With night mode, drivers have the option of instantly switching off all unnecessary dashboard backlights with the press of a button. The result is less glare in the driver’s field of vision, and fewer distractions from reflections in the windscreen and side mirrors. It is best suited to long-haul drivers when driving at night, and when reversing and manoeuvring in tough weather conditions or complex environments, such as when connecting or disconnecting trailers.

Volvo FH safety hatch


Every Volvo FH16 has a large skylight that doubles as an escape hatch. It also gives a bright, airy cab – helping you stay alert and focused on the road.

Volvo FH seatbelt


Around half of all fatalities in trucks could be avoided through use of a seatbelt – a fact worth remembering next time you hit the road.


Vovo FH16 front underrun protection system

Front Underrun Protection System

Absorbs some of the force in a collision by recoiling backwards under the truck. Now made from lighter and stronger materials, and effective at even higher speeds. 

Volvo FH16 exterior lighting


We’ve integrated the front position lights and daytime running lights. As a result, the unit provides intelligent illumination from a compact package.

Volvo FH16 mirrors and windows

Mirrors and visibility

An array of smart features is designed to give real 360-degree visibility to our drivers. But the FH16’s sizeable windows and mirrors also give brilliant coverage.


Your truck will help you. Get a brief overview of Volvo Trucks’ active safety systems in use.

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