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 |  Aug 25 2012, 1:01 PM

Give credit to Volvo, the Swedish automaker has emphasized safety through all its years and continues to do so while other automakers focus on performance or fuel efficiency.

Through all its technological innovations and focus on safety in the last decade, the automaker has concluded that passengers and drivers in a current-model Volvo have a 50 percent lesser chance of being injured than in a vehicle back in the year 2000. It may be hard to believe, but back in 2000, safety features such as electronic stability control, lane departure warning, blind spot detection, automatic braking, and more, were inconceivable – or at lest not popular. Nowadays, it’d be difficult to find a car that doesn’t offer those features.

Most recently, the 2012 Volvo S60 earned the top rating in the new IIHS crash test, a further testament to just how safe a Volvo is. The automaker isn’t just concerned about those in the vehicle, however, being the first to actually equip its vehicles with a pedestrian airbag.

As for what’s to come in the next decade? Volvo hopes that by 2020, no occupants in a new model Volvo should suffer any serious or fatal injuries in a crash.