Volvo delivers safety and comfort for German police

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Volvo has delivered eight 9700 coaches to the German Federal Police. VOLVO BUSES

Volvo Buses has delivered eight new 9700 coaches to the German Federal Police for personnel transport, as part of a framework contract entered into in 2018 for a total of 27 vehicles. Duties will include transporting officers to a wide variety of events or official state visits where protection for internal and external security is required.

Gerd Schneider, Managing Director of Volvo Buses in Germany said: “We’re very proud that we made the best offer to the Federal Ministry of the Interior’s procurement office and won this tender. With the Volvo 9700, we can supply the Federal Police with a tailor-made coach that fully meets the high requirements for safety, storage space and comfortable travel to their operation location in every respect.”

The coaches also serve as preparation, meeting and staging rooms at the venue and provide sufficient storage space to allow the police to transport all the necessary equipment and resources. “For us and the Federal Police, safety is key. The coaches are therefore equipped with numerous driver assistance systems to ensure maximum safety,” added Gerd.

Manoeuvring in tight spaces is made easier by a separate reversing camera, and a collision avoidance system with an integrated turning assistant from Mobileye maximises the protection of vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.