Volvo brings V2V to cars across Europe, offers safety research to everyone

Volvo has had vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) tech installed in some of its vehicles since 2016, but they were limited to Sweden and Norway. Now, everyone across Europe can take advantage of this tech, which could help more people avoid accidents.

Volvo announced Monday that it would expand its Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert systems to the rest of Europe. The systems will be standard on all 2020-model-year Volvos. Certain post-2016 vehicles on the SPA and CMA platforms will also have the ability to retrofit this tech…

Volvo also wants other automakers and researchers to make use of its own past research. In addition to expanding its V2V tech, Volvo announced Monday that it has opened a central digital library containing all its past safety research. The research stretches all the way back to the 1970s and covers up through 2018.