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Volvo Cars and Trucks share real-time vehicle data to ensure safety

Time: 2018-5-21  Hits: 79

Volvo announced that Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks will share real-time data to help expand Volvo's well-known connection security technology. Data sharing will use a cloud-based system to enable vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of danger nearby. This is the first time that Volvo Cars has shared safety-related data with other companies (Volvo Trucks is another company).

The cooperation between Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks is the company's first step in achieving “critical quality” connected vehicles, with a major impact on the overall transportation system. Starting this year, the two companies will share real-time and anonymous data between some Volvo trucks and their hazardous alarm systems sold in Sweden and Norway and Volvo cars equipped with the Hazard Lite Alert system.

The Hazard Lite Alert technology is the first product in the automotive industry. When any Volvo car equipped with this product turns on its dangerous lights, nearby Volvo cars receive an alert. The idea is to help drivers avoid accidents. The system has been launched in Volvo cars in Sweden and Norway since 2016 and is standard on all 90 and 60 series sedan and XC40. Selecting a Volvo truck team can identify more potential hazards. Volvo said that its vehicles account for a large proportion of new car registrations in Sweden and Norway.

Volvo said that its anonymous, verified and aggregated data will comply with the "General Data Protection Regulations" launched in the EU this year.