Operating under the umbrella of the Chinese automotive manufacturer Geely, Swedish-origin Volvo announced that it would limit the maximum speed of all vehicles to 180 km / h in order to reduce the death and injury rates in traffic accidents.
One of the most reliable car brands in the world, Swedish car maker Volvo took another important step in order to maximize vehicle safety. Operating under the roof of the Chinese automotive giant Geely, the brand has announced that it will limit the speed of all new vehicles it will lower from the production line to 180 km / h as part of its new vision, Vision 2020, announced last year.
The new speed limit Volvo plans to implement for all its cars is well below the 250 km / h speed limit imposed by German competitors such as Audi, Mercedes and BMW. Considering that the manufacturer from Gothenburg attaches more importance to vehicle and passenger safety than any other company, it is quite understandable that it keeps the maximum speed much lower.
Swedish firm dreams of a future in which nobody will die or seriously injure a Volvo car
The company, which dreams of a future that no one will die or seriously injure in a Volvo car, has announced that it will introduce two new speed-limiting technologies as a reflection of its commitment in the coming period.
One of them will be a new intelligent speed control system that automatically adjusts vehicle speeds to driving conditions. If the car detects that you are drunk or tired, semi-autonomous driving assistants will take control of your vehicle and make you stop safely.
Volvo cars owe their superior security to camera and radar systems
Another system that Volvo will develop will be a semi-autonomous speed management system. The system will prevent the vehicle from exceeding the maximum speeds set on roads near schools or hospitals, and will automatically cut the speed.
Volvo vehicles already use camera and radar systems that alert drivers in real time to hazards on the road. For example, the technology the Swedish brand called Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) brakes automatically if it senses that the driver will react late in the event of a collision.
A study by the U.S. National Road and Traffic Safety Administration revealed that in 2017, only 25 percent of traffic accidents in the United States were caused by excessive speed. According to a 2018 study by Thatcham Research laboratory, which is known for its tests on vehicle safety, no driver or passenger of the vehicle has died in the UK since 2002, in the accidents involving the Volvo XC90.