GOTHENBERG, Sweden – Thomas Broberg was driving to work when another motorist crossed the centerline. Their cars collided nearly head on at about 45 mph (72 km/h). Thomas Broberg overnight became experienced crash engineer. He was glad he was in a Volvo because he says they’re designed and built with safety as a high priority. He should know. He’s deputy director of the Volvo Cars Safety Centre, where a staff of 170 conduct crash tests. Were Broberg not driving a Volvo S40, ...

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