Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks share live vehicle data
Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks will share real-time data to expand coverage of the companies' connected safety technology, a cloud-based system that allows vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby hazards.
From 2018, live and anonymised data will be shared between selected Volvo trucks sold in Sweden and Norway with the company's own hazard-alert systems and Volvo cars equipped with Volvo Cars' Hazard Light Alert system.
This is the first time Volvo Cares is sharing safety related data with another company. Since their divestiture in 1999, Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks have been two separate companies. Volvo Cars is now owned by the Chinese Geely Holding Group, Volvo Trucks is part of the Swedish Volvo Group.
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