AB Volvo is a Swedish manufacturer of various types of commercial vehicles including busses, trucks, and construction equipment. In 1915 Volvo was incorporated as a subsidiary of the Swedish ball bearing manufacturer company AB SKF. The company has its production unit in Hisingen, Gothenburg. The car division of Volvo “Volvo Car Corporation “was sold to China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in 2010. Currently the division is owned by the Ford Motor Company. Volvo manufactures SUVs, sedans and saloons, station wagons and estates, and coupes models. The Volvo brand is well known for its high safety standards and reliability, in addition to high mileage. The laminated glass was first introduced in the PV model in 1944. The company engineer Nils Bohlin introduced the modern 3-Point Safety Belt in 1959 which became a standard feature in all Volvo models. The rear-facing child seat and the side airbags were also introduced as safety features by Volvo. The BLIS technology developed by the company detects vehicles entering the car’s “blind spot” and a sensor mounted on the side view mirror alerts the car driver with a light. The Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) is a special device to protect the front seat users against injuries during collusion.
The Volvo range consists of Volvo 140, 164, 200 series, 300 series, 440, 480, 66, 700 series, 850, C30, C70, L3314, P1800, P1900, PV, PV 60, PV 36 Carioca, PV51-57, PV801-10, S40, S60, S70, S80, V50, VCC, XC60, XC90, and PV821-4 models.