Volvo uses electronic speed limiting devices to prevent all new cars from going faster than 120 km / h
Volvo will install electronic speed limiters in all its new cars to prevent drivers from going faster than 100 km / h, and parents will be able to further limit top speeds for their teens
- Every new Volvo sold now gets an electronic speed limiter
- The device ensures that cars never exceed 100 km / h to reduce the risk of accidents
- The device ensures that the Swedish manufacturer complies with a new EU law that requires that all cars sold in Europe from 2022 have limits
Every new Volvo sold from now on will have a maximum speed of 112 mph in Europe, or 180 mph, as part of the company’s efforts to reduce the number of car deaths.
Every new car will be equipped with an electronic speed limiter that ensures that drivers cannot drive faster than 112 km / h, even when the accelerator pedal is fully engaged.
A company spokesperson confirmed that there is no way to bypass the limiter, even in emergency situations.
All new Volvo models now come with an electronic speed limiter that ensures that the cars never drive above 100 km / h to minimize the risk of accidents
“We believe that we have an obligation to continue our tradition of pioneering in discussing the car manufacturers’ rights and obligations to take action that ultimately saves lives, even if it means losing potential customers,” the company said. in a prepared statement.
According to Volvo, there are only two exceptions to the new limits: cars produced for the police and cars produced for the German market, where some parts of the country’s highway system have no speed limit.
The company is also introducing a new feature called Care Key, which will allow owners to create custom speed limits of less than 112 mph, primarily for parents with teens, according to a report in Autoblog.
The electronic speed limiting function ensures that Volvo complies with the legislation adopted by the European Commission in 2019, whereby all new cars produced and sold in Europe must have a built-in speed limiter from May 2022.
Volvo announced its electronic speed limiter for the first time in 2019, shortly after EC legislation was adopted.
“Volvo is not a car for boys who race,” said Volve CEO Hakan Samuelsson.
“Our value is for people who want to protect what else is important.
While a speed limitation isn’t a panacea, it’s worth doing if we can save even one life. Speed kills and there’s no reason to go beyond 112 mph. ‘
The Swedish carmaker first announced the new feature in 2019, shortly after the European Commission passed legislation requiring all cars sold in Europe to be delivered with a similar speed limiter from 2022 onwards.
The company confirmed that it is also working on a number of other unannounced safety features that will “be introduced in future cars.”
Volvo announced a possible new feature in 2019, a series of cameras and motion sensors in an automotive cab to detect signs of driver drunkenness.
The proposed system would track the dilation of the driver’s pupil and track their response times, and could potentially take control of someone acting intoxicated.