Volvo's life-saving IntelliSafe pedestrian and cyclist detection technology has been officially recognised today by consumer research and ratings company Canstar Blue in its 2015 Automotive Industry Excellence Awards. Intellisafe is Volvo Car's suite of intuitive safety technologies that supports daily driving, protecting occupants in event of an accident and often preventing collisions in the first place.

In making the award, Canstar Blue said Volvo's IntelliSafe Pedestrian Detection system could help prevent collisions between cyclists, pedestrians and motorists by alerting a driver to their presence, and automatically braking if a collision is imminent.

Volvo IntelliSafe uses radar embedded into the grille and a camera built into the rearview mirror to scan the area in front of the car, categorising objects found, and alerting the driver with a flashing warning light on the windscreen and audible alarm. If the driver fails to react to the warning, the system will automatically apply the brakes, and will either prevent a collision or reduce the severity of a collision.

Since its launch in 2010, Volvo's City Safety (part of Intellisafe) has been credited with reducing bodily injuries by 33% and general accidents by 20% in the USA, when comparing data of Volvo's XC60 vs other mid-size SUV's.\*

Volvo Car Australia Managing Director, Kevin McCann said IntelliSafe continues Volvo's long tradition of developing world-first innovative safety technology for vehicles which saves lives and reduces injuries.

"In 1959 Volvo gave the world the seat belt, and since then we have developed over 150 safety innovations, including numerous world firsts, such as the first rear-facing child seat, the Side Impact Protection System and the City Safety Autonomous Emergency Braking System, among others. As a pioneer in innovative safety technology, we are delighted to receive the Canstar Blue Innovation Excellence Award.

"Volvo's focus on being the No.1 car brand for families and safety will continue this August in Australia when the next generation of safety features are unveiled in the All- New XC90," continued McCann.

The IntelliSafe camera and radar system in the All-New XC90 has been enhanced to enable detection of pedestrian and cyclists in full darkness for the first time. The All- New XC90 also comes as standard with two world-first safety innovations: automatic braking if the car turns in front of an oncoming vehicle, which is a common scenario at busy intersections, and run off-road protection which aims to protects occupants in road departure scenarios.

\*Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Status report No 48, Apr 25, 2013

Volvo Car Group in 2014
For the 2014 financial year, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of 2,252 MSEK (1,919 MSEK in 2013). Revenue
over the period amounted to 129,959 MSEK (122,245 MSEK). For the full year 2014, global sales reached a record 465,866
cars, an increase of 8.9 per cent versus 2013. The record sales and operating profit cleared the way for Volvo Car Group to
continue investing in its global transformation plan.

About Volvo Car Group
Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the
world with sales of 465,866 in 2014 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely
Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was
bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.

As of December 2014, Volvo Cars had over 25,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development,
marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is
located in Shanghai. The company's main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium) and
Chengdu (China), while engines are manufactured in Sk+â-¦vde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in
Olofstr+â-¦m (Sweden).

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