Volvo will equip its leading models with car-to-car communication tech by the end of 2016. Once introduced, Volvo will become the third automaker in the world to offer such a technology, after Mercedes-Benz and Toyota.
Volvo shed details about the car-to-car communication tech during the introduction of the V90 Cross Country. The V90 Cross Country is going to be one of the very first models that will receive this tech.
In fact, all the 90-series models - S90 , V90 and XC90 - will be equipped with this by the end of this year. It allows vehicles to exchange information, giving the driver advance warning about road conditions and obstacles further ahead.
Volvo has co-developed this tech with the Swedish telecom company Ericsson. It is a cloud-based system, which will also help the automaker in analysing the information for an enhanced end-user experience.
It requires an internet connection to work and in its present form, equipped vehicles will be able to send and receive warnings on slick roads and other hazards. Mercedes' technology works on similar lines, while Toyota's tech is a step ahead of the two.