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Volvo cars to alert nearby vehicles of slippery roads, other hazards

The technology will initially launch in Europe.

Volvo has announced plans to launch vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology across Europe.

The safety tech will enable Volvo vehicles to communicate with each other, sending out cloud-based alerts when slippery roads are detected or hazard lights are activated.

"Volvo owners directly contribute to making roads safer for other drivers that enable the feature, while they also benefit from early warnings to potentially dangerous conditions ahead," says Volvo Cars Safety Center head Malin Ekholm.

The system will be supported on all new 2020-model-year Volvo vehicles and can be retrofitted on select older models. The company has also invited other automakers to share anonymized data related to traffic safety.

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