Volvo Trucks has teamed up with colleagues from Volvo cars to expand the Connected Safety system.
The cloud-based service was launched in 2016 by Volvo cars, now the technology will allow Volvo trucks and Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations.
The two independent vehicle manufacturers are now sharing real-time traffic hazard info between their respective clouds.
And Carl Johan Almqvist, Traffic and Product Safety Director at Volvo Trucks, says that’s a good thing for road safety.
“If more vehicles are able to exchange real-time information about the traffic situation, it will lower the risk of accidents.
“A vehicle standing still by the roadside in poor visibility risks being hit from the rear, which can have severe consequences.
“An alert issued well in advance gives all drivers of nearby cars and trucks the same opportunity to reduce speed, adjust their driving to the traffic situation and avoid a collision.”
And there is the opportunity for more vehicle manufacturers to join the Volvo-developed system.
“Expanded cooperation between different players is one of the most important keys to improved road safety.
“If more vehicles are able to exchange real-time information about the traffic situation, it will lower the risk of accidents.”
Check out more details on how Connected Safety works:
The system will be available on Volvo Truck models sold in Sweden and Norway this year. No word yet on when we might see the tech available in Australian models, we will keep you updated.
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