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Volvo announces new technology for avoiding car accidents

| Apr 17, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

In Virginia and across the United States, many drivers expect to drive safer vehicles when they opt for Volvo Cars. The automobile manufacturing firm plans to make their future automobiles even safer. Using unprecedented technology, Volvo Cars will begin installing in-car cameras and sensors in all its vehicles. Beginning in 2020, the company will also place a 112 mph speed limit on its automobiles.

The sensor will monitor drivers to discern whether they are capable of driving their vehicles without causing accidents. Drivers who are intoxicated or distracted by using their cellphones do not typically pay attention to warning signals, so the cameras will detect a driver’s distraction. The vehicle will then attempt to remedy the situation. If a camera notices that the driver is acting in an irresponsible way, the vehicle can lower the speed limit and park itself in a safe area.

At Volvo Cars, limiting the impact of a car crash is not good enough. The senior vice president of research and development at Volvo Cars said that the company wants to make vehicles that avoid all motor vehicle accidents even if drivers act irresponsibly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that approximately 30 victims are killed every day in the United States by inebriated drivers. Texting while driving and other distractions also cause accidents with serious injuries and fatalities.

Victims of motor vehicle accidents caused by negligence may have opportunities to receive court-approved monetary settlements to compensate for property damage, medical costs and other losses. A victim may wish to contact a personal injury attorney for legal counsel and help to ensure that justice is being served in accordance with the law.