ADAS May/June 2019

Volvo Offers Slippery Road Alert

Volvo Cars is taking Advanced Driver Assistance Systems even further, with technology that al-lows Volvo models to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby slippery road conditions and hazards via a cloud based network. The technology has been in use in Sweden and Norway since last year and the company recently launched these features across Europe.“

Sharing real-time safety data between cars can help avoid accidents,” said Malin Ekholm, head of Volvo Cars Safety Center.

As soon as an equipped Volvo switches on its hazard lights, the Hazard Light Alert sends a signal to all nearby Volvo cars connected to the cloud service, warning drivers to help avoid potential accidents. The company says this is particularly useful on blind corners and over the crest of hills in the road.

Slippery Road Alert increases the driver’s awareness of both current road conditions and those on the road ahead, by anonymously collecting road surface information from cars further ahead on the road and warning drivers approaching a slippery road section in advance.

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