Volvo Introduces Speed Limit of 180 kmph and ‘Care Key’ in its cars
Volvo has announced that every upcoming car of the brand will have a limited top speed of 180kmph. The carmaker has taken this step globally as a part of its wider safety plan to ensure zero traffic deaths. It has introduced these measures saying, the step is not about limiting the owners but helping them to have a safe drive.
Unless one is pushing the car on a racetrack, it’s far not likely that any vehicle can be legally taken to their respective pinnacle speeds everywhere within the world.
Volvo believes that together, the 180kph speed limit and Care Key might ship a clear warning about the speed hazard, underlining Volvo cars’ roles as a world leader in safety. These features illustrate how carmakers can take constructive responsibility for trying to achieve zero traffic fatalities with the aid of assisting better driving force behavior.
“We’re adamant that a carmaker has a responsibility to help enhance traffic safety,” said Malin Ekholm, head of the Volvo vehicles safety Centre. The velocity cap and Care Key help people to mirror and realize that rushing is risky while supplying more peace of mind and supporting better driver behavior.”
Nevertheless, after it was revealed such a decision had to face their fair share of criticism, with some critics challenging the ability of carmakers to enforce these restrictions by way of existing technologies. But, Volvo cars also claimed that it has a responsibility to maintain the legacy of being a leader in the debate on carmakers’ privileges and responsibilities to take steps that will potentially save lives, even though it means sacrificing potential buyers.
Volvo is also looking at the issues of driver intoxication and distraction, which it plans to address by installing driver monitoring systems shortly.