Volvo is turning to the cloud to make car-to-car communication a reality.
The company is working with the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration on a cloud-based project that will enable vehicles to share information about ice and other road conditions. By using a cloud-based network, Volvo will expand from 50 to 1,000 test cars as the project is moving rapidly towards its goal of making the technology available to consumers.
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According to Volvo, the testing and validation phase is about to begin and will broaden the test area to include two big Scandinavian cities: Gothenburg and Oslo. As part of developing a cloud-based solution, the company will also incorporate hazard-light and slippery-road alerts as the first safety features in the Volvo cloud. The new technology will also play an integral role of Volvo’s safety vision that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.
“In the future we will have increased the exchange of vital information between vehicles, as well as between vehicles and infrastructure,” said Erik Israelsson. “There is considerable potential in this area, including safer traffic, a more comfortable drive and improved traffic flow.”
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