TodayApril 16, 2022

Thomas Broberg, inventor, Volvo’s city safety

Thomas Broberg is a senior technical engineer for Volvo in Gothenburg Sweden. He is one of the five engineers listed on the patent for Volvo’s city safety. City Safety is an active safety that responds to the environment you’re driving in, even when you don’t respond.

Volvo is recognized for the invention of the three-point safety belt, and roll-over safety control, but what is city safe? How did Volvo prioritize the needs of safety when developing city safety?

The starting price for the 2010 Volvo XC60 is $37,200, and will go on sale in March, 2009.  The 3.0-liter turbocharged T6 engine delivers 281 horsepower with 295lb.-ft of torque.

City Safety will be standard on the 2010 Volvo XC60.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.