Real-Time Safety Data Shared Between Volvo Cars in Europe




 

Volvo has taken a huge step towards improved traffic safety for Volvo cars by introducing its groundbreaking, industry-first connected safety technology, which is available across Europe. This technology allows Volvos to communicated with each other and alert drivers of upcoming slippery roads and hazards through a cloud-based network.

Find out what exciting safety technology Volvo has introduced in Europe.

 

When Volvo researched traffic safety, it found that adjusting speeds to the actual traffic situation can radically reduce the risk of accidents. When drivers are alerted to dangerous situations ahead of them in a timely manner, they will be able to adapt their driving to anticipate whatever lies ahead. These connected safety technologies can support safer driving behavior and increase traffic safety.

As soon as an equipped Volvo car turns on its hazard lights, the Hazard Light Alert feature sends a signal to all nearby Volvo cars connected to the cloud service, which helps drivers avoid potential accidents and hazardous conditions. You can imagine how this will come in handy especially when there is a vehicle in a blind corner or over the crest of a hill.

The Slippery Road Alert both increases the awareness of current and upcoming road conditions. By collecting anonymous road surface information, drivers will be able to prepare for slippery road conditions on the road ahead.

Along with launching this innovative traffic safety technology, Volvo has invited the car industry to join it in sharing anonymized data related to traffic safety across car brands. The more vehicles sharing safety data in real-time, the safer the roads will become.

 

Keep an eye out for advanced safety technology like this coming to the United States and Volvo's continued innovations in safety. With Volvo's commitment to traffic safety technology, you could soon see the technology to intervene if drivers are clearly intoxicated or distracted enough to risk an accident resulting in serious injury or death.

Check back in to see what exciting safety technology is working on next!

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