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Volvo's next safety innovation is simply a speed limiter that cuts its cars top speeds to 180 km/h, or roughly 112 mph.

“We believe that a carmaker has a responsibility to help improve traffic safety,” said Malin Ekholm, head of the Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “Our speed-limiting technology, and the dialogue that it initiated, fits that thinking. The speed cap and Care Key help people reflect and realize that speeding is dangerous, while also providing extra peace of mind and supporting better driver behavior.”

No word yet on whether or not Polestar will implement a similar speed limit, but since the majority of their cars will be electric, a speed limit may be useful for range extending purposes.

Read more at swedespeed.com.
 

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Makes a lot of sense for Volvo's lineup. But hopefully the don't do that for Polestar. Unless they let us turn it on and off.
 

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Volvo's guy in charge of safety explained why they're doing this in an interview with autocar:

Analysis: The logic behind Volvo's 112mph speed limit | Autocar

Near the end they mentioned that more safety steps will be taken:

To this end, Volvo is planning further steps. For instance, like several other car makers, it is developing a driver monitoring system. Likely to launch next year, this could stop drunk or too-tired people from driving. It’s undoubtedly a more controversial step, with the use of a camera-based system raising questions of whether Volvo is monitoring drivers.
 
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