PUSHING THE LIMITS AT HÄLLERED
At Volvo's Hällered test track in southwest Sweden, we put our buses to the test under the toughest conditions. It’s a key part of our development work to ensure the quality, reliability and safety that come with every Volvo Buses product.
Tracks for every situation
At the test facility, there are 15 different test tracks where everything a Volvo bus and coach may face during its lifetime is tested. Harsh testing of chassis and components on demanding road surfaces, high-speed driving, aggressive curves, slippery roads and above all, safety driving all push our advanced safety systems to the absolute limit.
Full-scale roll-over testing
In addition to realistic computer simulations, full-scale testing is an important tool in our safety work and quality assessment. For example the R66 roll-over test we carry out to evaluate the roof’s strength and verify how the 3-point seat belts work in an accident where the coach drives off the road and rolls over.