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Volvo Developing Connected Car Cloud

March 02, 2015

Photo courtesy of Volvo.
Photo courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo Cars is developing "connected car" technology that would allow the automaker to capture road status data that's sent by cars to a cloud server and shared with other drivers and local authorities, the automaker has announced.

The automaker is giving a presentation about Volvo Cloud at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from March 2-5.

Volvo outlined several possible uses of the technology, including cities improving traffic flow management by optimizing traffic lights and speed limits and by offering re-routing suggestions based on real-time traffic jam alerts.

Drivers could receive real-time warnings about dangerous weather and emergency road conditions or of emergency braking by other drivers. In the future, smart cities could even use connected street-lights to illuminate slippery road-sections in another color to identify dangerous road conditions.

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