Center for research on traffic safety in China

The Volvo Group is one of five partners behind a new center for research on traffic safety in China that was inaugurated in December 2012 in Beijing. In China, which is one of the world’s ­biggest markets for cars and heavy trucks, traffic safety has emerged as an increasingly important issue for both the Chinese government and the general public.

The research center aims to boost the exchange of technology and know-how between the two countries and to support the two governments’ decisions on issues relating to traffic safety.

The China Sweden Research Center for Traffic Safety will conduct research projects with the aim of improving road safety both in Sweden and in China. Pilot projects are already under way, including some whose focus is on studying accidents in China involving trucks and buses. The research center also aims to boost the exchange of technology and know-how between the two countries and to support the two governments’ decisions on issues relating to traffic safety.

In addition to the Volvo Group, the other partners are Volvo Car Group, Chalmers University of Technology, the Chinese Ministry of Transport’s Research Institute of Highways and Tongji University.