Volvo indicated that new vehicles will come equipped with speed limiting features, where Volvo branded cars will only accelerate to 112Mph. Volvo vehicles will also be equipped with Care Key, which will allow drivers to set additional speed limits on their cars.
The company released a statement on the rationale behind the speed limiting features, “Volvo Cars believes it has an obligation to continue its tradition of being a pioneer in the discussion around the rights and obligations of carmakers to take action that can ultimately save lives, even if this means losing potential customers."
Overall it is clear that Volvo is taking a proactive approach to reducing the number of speed-related crashes. The new speed limiting capabilities may also entice safety-conscious consumers.
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