Volvo to limit speeds on its vehicles to 180 km/h from 2020

Volvo will equip all its vehicles with speed limiters set at 180 km/h for safety reasons, the Swedish auto manufacturer said.

“While a speed limiter is no cure-all, it’s worth doing if we can even save one life,” Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson said. The aim is that no-one should die or be seriously injured in a new Volvo vehicle, he stressed, adding, however, that it would be impossible to reach a zero-casualty rate with technology alone.

Volvo is also studying the possibility of making a car slow down automatically on approaching a school or hospital.

“We want to start a conversation about whether car makers have the right, or maybe even an obligation, to install technology in cars that changes their drivers’ behaviour to tackle things like speeding, intoxication or distractions,” Samuelsson disclosed.

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