Volvo Group secures central role in Swedish-Chinese road safety research

At a ceremony held in Beijing, China, on May 28, the governments of Sweden and China signed a letter of intent to expand their cooperation in the area of road safety.

The cooperation will take the form of a Swedish-Chinese research center located in Beijing that will carry out activities in both China and Sweden, and in which the Volvo Group will be a partner.

“We are proud to have been selected as a partner at this research center”, says Jan-Eric Sundgren, Executive Vice President Public & Environmental Affairs. “It shows that we are considered to be a leader in vehicle and road safety.”

The role of the Volvo Group will be to conduct research into the causes of traffic accidents and driver behavior patterns in China.

May 28, 2012

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