Volvo truck and car companies collaborate on live vehicle data

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has announced it will be sharing real-time traffic information with Volvo Trucks in a bid to improve safety levels and reduce accidents and incidents on the road. The pilot scheme is currently limited to those new vehicles from the Swedish manufactures that are sold in Sweden and Norway, but the two companies say there are plans to expand the venture to other manufacturers and countries in the future.

The research study—known as Connected Safety—is the first time that Volvo Cars has shared its safety-related data with another company, and it is the first step towards what the company calls “a critical mass of connected vehicles that could have a significant impact on overall traffic safety.”