Volvo's Slippery-Road Alert Getting Closer to Real-World Deployment | Edmunds

Volvo's Slippery-Road Alert Getting Closer to Real-World Deployment

GOTHENBURG, Sweden Volvo said it is getting closer to deploying some new safety features on its cars, including a cloud-based slippery-road alert that will enable cars to share information about road conditions.

The automaker is also working on a hazard-light alert that will tell drivers if another vehicle in the area has its hazard lights on.

The slippery-road alert will notify drivers about icy patches and other problems via information shared through a cloud-based network.

Volvo calls this a "revolutionary approach to improving traffic safety."

It added that the "research project is getting closer to real-world implementation." The testing and validation phase is about to begin in Gothenburg and Oslo, Sweden.

There's no word yet on pricing, or which Volvos will get the updated safety features.

Volvo's ambitious safety strategy calls for no one to be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020.

Edmunds says: Yet another example of the benefit of connected cars, something that car shoppers can look forward to in the not-too-distant future.

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