New Volvos to get road-reading tech fitted to all fashions from 2020
The know-how consists of two programs; ‘Slippery Highway Alert’ claims to extend the motive force’s consciousness of present street situations by anonymously gathering street floor data from the automobiles forward, warning drivers upfront earlier than they method a slippery part.
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In the meantime, the Swedish agency’s ‘Hazard Gentle Alert’ claims to assist drivers keep away from potential accidents. When any Volvo geared up with the know-how switches on its hazard lights, the system sends a sign to all close by, appropriate Volvos, warning drivers to be vigilant. Volvo states this technique is especially helpful on blind corners and over the crest of hills.
Presently, the know-how is simply appropriate with Volvos, however the Swedish agency is eager to grant different producers entry to the system. Malin Ekholm, head of Volvo’s Security Centre, mentioned: “The extra autos we’ve sharing security knowledge in actual time, the safer our roads change into. We hope to ascertain extra collaborations with companions who share our dedication to security.”
The system can be fitted as commonplace to all new Volvos in Europe from subsequent 12 months. As well as, the Swedish agency states that the know-how could be retrofitted to all fashions primarily based on its Scalable Product Structure (SPA) and Compact Modular Structure (CMA) platforms, constructed from 2016 onwards.
This newest information follows Volvo’s current announcement that each new automotive it produces from 2020 can be electronically restricted to 112mph, in an effort to scale back the variety of street fatalities from rushing. The Swedish agency can even introduce a camera-based monitoring system by the identical deadline, tasked with detecting erratic and drunk driving.
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