Vehicle company Volvo has announced that it will be introducing its vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology across Europe.
The technology was previously limited to Sweden and Norway, but will now be available in Europe.
The connected safety technology allows Volvo cars to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby slippery road conditions and hazards via a cloud based network.
V2V technology will come as standard on all new model year 2020 Volvos and can be retrofitted on selected earlier models.
Malin Ekholm, head of Volvo Cars Safety Centre said, ‘Sharing real-time safety data between cars can help avoid accidents.’
‘The more vehicles we have sharing safety data in real time, the safer our roads become,’ added Ekholm.
Volvo has said that its safety research shows that adjusting speeds to the actual traffic situation can radically reduce the risk for accidents. And that by alerting people to dangers ahead in a timely manner and allowing them to adapt with time to spare, connected safety technologies can support better driver behaviour and boost traffic safety.
Research also showed that Slippery Road Alert increases the driver’s awareness of both current road conditions and those on the road ahead, by anonymously collecting road surface information from cars further ahead on the road and warning drivers approaching a slippery road section in advance.