Volvo Sets a Top Speed for All its Cars


It’s all part of the company’s drive for zero fatalities by 2020

Volvo will limit the top speed of its cars in order to bring fatalities down to zero by the year 2020. 

The software sets a ceiling of 180 kilometers per hour (112 mph), high enough so it’ll mainly affect two kinds of drivers: scofflaws and those who ply Germany’s fast-as-you-please autobahns. That generously high setting raises the question of just how many fatalities will be averted. Perhaps the point is to underline that Volvo means business—the company has been pushing its “Vision 2020” zero-fatality plan since 2006, and the deadline is looming.

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