Volvo Tests Cloud-based Communication System To Make Driving Safer

From the first introduction of the safety cage in 1944 and pioneering laminated windshields that same year, Volvo has always prided itself as a safety trailblazer. Now the Swedish automotive company is further developing its cloud-based infotainment system as part of a safety-focused pilot project. In conjunction with the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen), Volvo has placed 50 test vehicles on Scandinavian roads, each able to automatically communicate real-time data about road conditions with each other and road administrators. When one of the test cars detects icy or slippery conditions, road friction information is transmitted via the mobile phone network to Volvo Cars database. A warning is then transmitted to nearby vehicles and a slippery road warning on the instrument cluster alerts drivers approaching the hazard to take appropriate action. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.gizmag.com/volvo-cloud-based-road-safety/31329/

Sounding Off: Garland-Mesquite readers tell us if they think the Garland PD needs new vehicles

A superior police department is needed to keep our city safe. They need quality automobiles to do their job, which is enforcing the law and keeping the peace. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/garland-mesquite/headlines/20140323-sounding-off-garland-mesquite-readers-tell-us-if-they-think-the-garland-pd-needs-new-vehicles.ece

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