Announced more than three years ago, Volvo’s car-to-car communication technology will finally launch in Europe by the end of this year, Automotive News reports.
“Enabling vehicles to communicate with each other and with the traffic environment opens up fantastic possibilities,” Volvo says. “Vital information can be shared and exchanged, creating a more comfortable and safer drive.”
The technology is based on communication between transmitters in vehicles and the road infrastructure, such as road signs and traffic lights. It’s also a way to alert other drivers about hazards such as slippery roads.
Mercedes-Benz and Toyota are other automakers with systems that allow vehicles to exchange information. Cadillac, Audi, and Jaguar Land Rover are developing one, too.