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Volvo to limit the top speed of all its cars to 180 km/h

Volvo has announced that all its cars will come with a 180 km/h speed limit from 2020. The move is part of the company's target to achieve zero serious injuries or fatalities in a new Volvo by 2020.

According to Volvo, technology improvements alone will not help in achieving zero serious injuries or fatalities. The Swedish carmaker will now focus on driver behaviour as well. The company has identified 3 potential areas of improvement to help achieve their goal - Speeding, Intoxication and Distracted driving. Of these, they claim that speeding is the most prominent one.

Volvo is also looking to enforce speed limits around schools and hospitals using geo-fencing and smart speed control. Data from the NHTSA reveals that 25% of all traffic fatalities in the US in 2017 were caused by speeding.

The carmaker is also expected to present ideas to tackle intoxication and distraction at a safety event which is scheduled to take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on March 20, 2019.

 
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