All the new Volvo cars will have a limited top speed of 112mph. The company promised this last year. It has also gone beyond restriction and legislation to help close the persisting gap to zero severe injuries and casualties in traffic.
For this Now all Volvo cars will come with a Care Key. It will allow Volvo drivers to set additional limitations on the car’s top speed. Now the owner of the car can change the speed limit of the car before giving it to a younger and inexperienced driver in the family. For the danger of speeding, both 112mph speed limitation and Care Key send a strong signal to it. The company has become a worldwide leader in safety. Both features ensure that there will be zero traffic fatalities by supporting better driver behaviour.
“We believe that a carmaker has a responsibility to help improve traffic safety” said Malin Ekholm, head of the Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “Our speed-limiting technology, and the dialogue that is initiated, fit that thinking. The speed cap and Care Key help people reflect and realize that speeding is dangerous, while also providing extra peace of mind and supporting better driver behaviour.”
From the announcement of the top speeding was a very controversial topic around the industry. As some observers were questioning the rights of carmakers to inflict such restrictions through available technology.
But the company thinks about and takes action that can save lives. They know that this will make them lose potential customers but the safety of people is first in terms of the company.
They have researched the accidents and other casualties on the road. Research says that people don’t understand the dangers of speeding. As a result, people drive very fast and have poor speed adaptation in relation to the traffic situation.
So, this announcement will definitely change somethings.