Wednesday, August 4, 2021
News Volvo Cars Imposes 180 KM/H Speed Limit On All Its Cars By...

Volvo Cars Imposes 180 KM/H Speed Limit On All Its Cars By 2020

Volvo, a recognized leader in safety, has decided to limit the top speed on all its cars to 180 km/h as part of their Vision 2020 plan.

Volvo’s Vision 2020 is simple enough on paper: It aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020. One of the numerous steps that will be taken as part of their lofty plan and goals.

Limiting a car’s top speed is one of three remaining concerns identified by Volvo Cars that constitute “gaps” as referred to by Volvo. As technology alone won’t be enough to keep everyone safe on the road, limiting the physical capability of the car to reach big speed will help curb accidents. Studies and data from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 25% of all traffic fatalities in the US in 2017 were the result of speeding.

On top of limiting speeds, Volvo is investigating on how they will combine smart speed controls and geofencing technology to automatically limit speeds in school zones and hospitals in the future.

We’re not against safety but there’s something about being watched, controlled and limited mixed in with the illusion of being in control after spending $60k or $100k on a Volvo that irks us. We love Volvo products but this feels intrusive and unnecessary in a car that will not be 100% or even 50% autonomous.

Are we alone in thinking that if Volvo wants to be like this and limit what we can do with our cars that we’ll just head on over to Audi? And that Volvo should cut T8 versions and dissociate with Polestar and their performance electric cars?

Trending Now

Lincoln Partners with Shinola to Build Nicest Aviator Ever

Shinola inspired mother of pearl exterior and provided beautiful dark brown leather New levels of luxury for interior of Aviator Lincoln has partnered with...

Rivian Sends in Trademark Apps For Six New Nameplates

New applications take brand from R3 to R6 with trucks and crossovers Points to more electric pickups and SUVs Some sharp-eyed digital searchers have...

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Arriving In Canada In Summer 2022

The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will go on sale in Canada in the summer of 2022, about at the same time as the U.S....

Alpina Boss Says No Demand for EVs From Company Customers

Alpina boss says its drivers do long distances, high speeds Will adapt 48v BMW mild hybrids, no plans for further electrification BMW has made...

Jeep to get its First All-Electric Model in 2023

This is part of Stellantis’ $35.5 billion investment in electrification. It’s unclear which Jeep model will be electric at the moment. Dodge will...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.