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Volvo’s car-to-car communication system ready for launch

Available first in S90, V90, XC90 By ,

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.

All vehicles in the 90 series including the S90 sedan, V90 wagon, and XC90 crossover will be equipped with it.

“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.

Slippery road alert animation
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