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Volvo’s Trucks and Cars Will Communicate To Improve Safety

In order to improve road safety, trucks and cars by large automotive Volvo are coming soon to communicate with each other.

Serving as two separate objects with the same owner, Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks will collaborate on the ‘Connected Safety’ solution, this will bring up a great optimistic change for the road safety department. By completing V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) technology, the companies hope for the real-time co-operative data about road hazards which may help to forestall mishaps. This is the foremost issue to think about because safety measures are always a major concern.

Carl Johan Almqvist, Traffic and Product Safety Director at Volvo Trucks, says:

“Expanded cooperation between different players is one of the most important keys to improved road safety. If more vehicles can exchange real-time information about the traffic situation, it will lower the risk of accidents.

With Connected Safety, we are breaching the door to the future, with the hope that more vehicle producers will join in.”

Vehicles sharing data about potential threats and dangerous road situations has long been touted as one major goal of smart cities and their safety. A connected car that experiences a slip on some ice could log the position and share with other cars to remind them to slow down. With driverless cars being produced, this knowledge will become even more invaluable.

“A vehicle standing still by the roadside in poor visibility risks being operated from the rear, which can have severe consequences,” explains Almqvist. “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 condition and avoid a crash.”

Volvo Trucks will originally enter connected safety on new trucks in Sweden and Norway, where both Volvo Trucks and Volvo Cars account for a meaningful balance of annual new-vehicle students.

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