VOLVO ก่อตั้งขึ้นเมื่อวันที่ 14 เมษายน ปี ค.ศ.1927
โดยผลิตรถยนต์คันแรก ชื่อ OV4 หรือชื่อเล่นว่า จาคอบ (Jakob) ที่โรงงานโกเทนเบิรก
1927 OV4, "Jakob", PV4 Sedan introduced.
1928 The first truck, OV 4 TV (pickup) went into production
1929 The six cylinder PV651.
1930 Volvo purchased its engine supplier, Pentaverken.
1930 TR671 taxi introduced
1931 TR673 taxi introduced.
1932 TR674 taxi introduced.
1933 PV653 and PV654 sedans introduced. They had 100% metal bodies.
1934 TR676, TR678 and TR679 taxis introduced.
1935 PV658, PV659 and PV36 sedans introduced
1935 TR701, TR703 and TR704 taxis introduced
1936 PV51 sedan introduced.
1937 PV52 sedan introduced.
1938 PV53, PV54, PV55 and PV56 sedans introduced.
1938 PV801 and 802 taxis introduced.
1944 PV444A 2-door sedan introduced.
1946 PV60 production begins after 1942 introduction.
1947 PV822, PV823, and PV824 taxis introduced.
1948 PV821 taxi introduced.
1950 PV444B 2-door sedan introduced.
1951 PV444C 2-door sedan introduced.
1952 PV444D 2-door sedan introduced.
1953 PV444E 2-door sedan introduced.
1953 PV445DH pickup introduced
1954 PV444H 2-door sedan introduced.
1955 PV444K 2-door sedan introduced.
1955 Volvo entered the American market with the PV444K.
1956 Volvo Amazon/120 introduced.
1956 PV445GL picup introduced
1957 PV444L 2-door sedan introduced.
1957 PV445LL and PV445-06 pickups introduced
1958 PV544 introduced.
1958 PV445-06M picup introduced.
1959 3-point safety belts introduced as standard equipment
1961 Production of the Volvo P1800 started.
1963 Volvo opened the first assembly plant abroad, in Halifax Canada.
1966 The Volvo 140 was introduced.
1968 Volvo 164 introduced.
1974 Volvo 240 introduced.
1975 Volvo Car BV, formely DAF, started manufacture of the Volvo 66.
1976 Volvo 343 introduced.
1982 Volvo 760 introduced.
1984 Volvo 740 introduced.
1985 Volvo 480 introduced.
1988 Volvo 440 introduced.
1990 Volvo 940/960 introduced.
1991 Volvo 850 introduced.
1994 The new Volvo 960 introduced.
1995 Volvo S40/V40 introduced.
1997 Volvo S90/V90 introduced in USA (renamed 940/960)
1998 Volvo C70/S70/V70 introduced in USA (renamed 850)
1999 Ford Motors acquired Volvo Cars Division, the Volvo brand is jointly owned between Ford and Volvo Group.
1999 Volvo S80 introduced in USA
1999 Volvo introduces All Wheel Drive on some models
1999 Volvo S40/V40 introduced in USA
2001 Volvo S60 introduced
2001 The new Volvo V70 & V70 XC AWD are introduced
2002 AWD offered on S60 and V70
2003 Volvo XC90 introduced in both AWD and FWD models
2004 AWD offered on S80
2004 Volvo V50 introduced with AWD optional
2005 Volvo XC90 AWD V-8 introduced
If refer to Wikipedia :-
The Amazon was noted for its safety features, with a padded dashboard, front and rear seat belts and a laminated windshield.
(This list is not necessarily Volvo innovations, but dates when Volvo incorporated the technology into its cars)
1944 Safety cage
1944 Laminated windscreen
1957 Anchor points for 2–point safety belts, front
1958 Anchor points for 2–point safety belts, rear
1959 3–point safety belt, standard in front seats
1964 Rearward–facing child safety seat, first prototype tested
1966 Crumple zones front and rear
1966 Safety door–locks
1969 Inertia reel safety belts
1971 Reminder safety belt
1972 3-point safety belt, for outer rear seats
1972 Rearward–facing child safety seat
1974 Multistage impact absorbing steering column
1974 Bulb integrity sensor
1975 Braking system with stepped bore master cylinder
1978 Child safety booster cushion
1982 "Anti–submarining" protection
1986 3-point safety belt, for centre rear seat
1990 Integrated child safety cushion, in centre rear seat
1991 SIPS – Side Impact Protection System
1991 Automatic height adjusting safety belt
1992 Reinforced rear seats, in estate models
1995 Integrated child safety cushion, for outer rear seats
1997 ROPS – Roll Over Protection System (C70)
1998 WHIPS – Whiplash Protection System
1998 IC – Inflatable Curtain
2001 SCC – Volvo Safety Concept Car
2002 RSC – Roll Stability Control
2003 VIVA – Volvo Intelligent Vehicle Architecture, new front structure (S40, V50)
2003 Rear seat belt reminders (S40, V50)
2003 IDIS – Intelligent Driver Information System, a system that selectively blocks information to the driver in complex traffic situations and lets the information through once the situation has calmed down again (S40, V50)
2003 Volvo's Traffic Accident Research Team, inaugurated in Bangkok
2004 BLIS – Blind Spot Information System, informing the driver of vehicles in the blind spots, using a yellow LED in the A-pillars (S40, V50)
2005 DMIC – Door Mounted Inflatable Curtain (new C70)
2006 PCC – Personal Car Communicator (new S80)
2006 CWBS – Collision Warning with Brake Support, a system that warns the driver and gives brake support when a collision with another vehicle in front of the car is imminent (new S80)
2006 EPB – Electrical Parking Brake (new S80)
2007 DAC – Driver Alert Control, a Driver Drowsiness Detection system that alerts the driver when the system detects that he/she is becoming tired (S80, V70, XC70)
2007 LDW – Lane Departure Warning, a system that warns the driver for unintended lane departures (S80, V70, XC70)
2007 CWAB – Collision Warning with Auto Brake, a system that automatically brakes the car when a collision with another vehicle in front of the car is imminent (S80, V70, XC70)
2007 DA – Distance Alert, a system that helps the driver keeping a safe distance to the vehicle ahead, by continuously measuring the distance and lighting up the vehicle's Head Up Display if the time gap becomes shorter than what the driver has specified (S80, V70, XC70)
2007 Alcoguard, a hand-held device that the driver blows into before he/she can start the car, mainly aimed for the company-car sector, taxi operators, state authorities and municipalities (S80, V70, XC70)
2008 City Safety, a system that automatically brakes the car at speeds below 30 km/h (19 mph) if an obstruction is detected in front of the car (new XC60)
2010 Pedestrian Detection with Auto Brake, a system that warns the driver and automatically brakes the car when a collision with a pedestrian in front of the car is imminent (new S60)
2012 Pedestrian Airbag, covering the A-pillars and the lower part of the windscreen in case of collision with a pedestrian (new V40)
2012 Knee Airbag, for the driver (new V40)
2012 Upgraded City Safety, now working up to 50 km/h (31 mph) (S80, V70, XC70, XC60, S60, V60, new V40)
2012 LKA – Lane Keeping Aid, a system that steers the car back into the lane again if it's about to unintentionally drift out of the lane (new V40)
2012 RSI – Road Sign Information, a system that reads road signs and displays them in the information display, thereby helping the driver to remember speed limits, no-overtaking stretches, low-speed areas, etc. (S80, V70, XC70, XC60, S60, V60, new V40)
2012 Enhanced BLIS, now being able to detect approaching vehicles up to 70 meters behind the car (new V40)
2012 CTA – Cross Traffic Alert, alerting the driver of crossing traffic approaching from the sides (up to 30 meters away) when reversing out of a parking space (new V40)
2013 Cyclist Detection with Auto Brake, a system that warns the driver and automatically brakes the car when a collision with a cyclist travelling in the same direction as the car in front of the car is imminent (S80, V70, XC70, XC60, S60, V60, V40)