Volvo Vehicles Now Sharing Real-time Traffic Information
May 8, 2018—Starting in Norway and Sweden, Volvo vehicles recently began to be equipped to share traffic information through Volvo’s Connected Cloud.
According to techcrunch.com, the technology works like this: if, for example, a vehicle encounters a road hazard, that vehicle will then upload that information to the Volvo Connected Cloud where it will disseminate the information to other Volvos.
Volvo launched its Connected Cloud in 2016; currently, the service is only available in Norway and Sweden, where Volvos make up a significant amount of the populous’ vehicles.
Vehicle to vehicle communication is among a growing market to improve data presentation to drivers and, in the future, autonomous vehicles. As a result, the techcrunch.com article suggested there’s a chance Volvo could open source its Connected Cloud platform and lure other OEMs aboard.
To read more about Volvo’s connected car technology, click here.