All new Volvo cars will now have their top speed electronically limited to 180 km/h.
Additionally, all cars will have a ‘Care Key’, which will allow drivers to set additional limitations on the car’s top speed. It can be used to limit the car’s top speed before lending it to other family members or inexperienced drivers.
According to Volvo, above certain speeds, in-car safety technology and infrastructure design are no longer enough to avoid severe injuries and fatalities in case of an accident. Therefore, speed remains the most common cause of traffic fatalities in most western countries.
It was found that people tend to drive too fast and cannot adapt their speed to the traffic situation. In addition to speeding, intoxication and distraction are said to be the other main causes of traffic related injuries and fatalities.
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