THE PURPOSE OF VOLVO CARS
Since 1927, our Swedish heritage and human-centric focus have shaped who we are. As such, our founders, Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson emphasised that everything we do at Volvo Cars must start with people. This principle is more relevant today than ever before.
We are passionate about helping people stay safe and enjoy their journeys with confidence and pride. We never spare an effort to make people’s lives better and less complicated has led us to create many innovations and technological advances, and we will continue to do so in the future.
Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from other car companies, and it is at the heart of everything we create.
We reinforce our purpose through
- Our vision is that no one should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car by 2020
Everyone associates Volvo with safety – and it’s a reputation we have earned over decades protecting peoples lives and which makes us very attractive as a partner (a perfect example is our collaboration with Uber). Volvo’s innovation in automotive safety is known and respected around the world, especially our achievements in crash safety. We will continue the development of these state-of-the-art innovations in the future, but now we’re also focusing on preventative safety and peace of mind in any driving conditions.
- Our vision to provide 1 week quality time per-year through a new Volvo car by 2025
To us, Quality means to exceed the needs and expectations of our customers when they enjoy our products and services. We are committed to excellence in execution, and drive continuous improvements throughout all value chains. We understand Quality also as providing Quality of Life for our customers. By launching cars that can drive in autonomous mode at least parts of the trip, we allow the driver to do other things with her/his time. With an average communing time of 26 minutes per trip you gain back one week of quality of life per year when driving in autonomous mode.
- All new Volvo models from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine. Our CMA and SPA platforms have been designed from the outset for electrification – a natural decision considering that environmental care has been part of our DNA for decades. Our committment to put 1.000.000 electrified cars on the roads by 2025 reinforces our purpose and credentials as a responsible car maker.
The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo Car Group, our vision is clear: “To be the world’s most progressive and desired premium car brand” by simplifying people’s lives. We have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer satisfaction and to make this happen, we need talented people onboard. People with passion, energy, business sense and the drive to innovate. People that want to create the next generation Volvo cars in a global, dynamic and respectful environment. We will support you to reach your full potential. Join us on this exciting journey into the future.
Main tasks in the project:
Volvo Cars will provide know-how and expertise related to both the integration of solutions in a vehicle and control strategies for the climate control system.