Volvo Cars in pan-European safety data sharing

Volvo Cars is joining other car makers, service providers and national governments in a pan-European pilot project to share traffic safety data generated by cars and infrastructure, in the interest of safer roads.

Run under the umbrella of a public-private partnership called the European Data Task Force, the pilot brings together some of Europe’s leading vehicle makers, service providers as well as a number of EU member states in sharing anonymised safety data. Volvo Cars will contribute to the pilot project by providing real-time data from its industry-first connected safety technologies, Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert.

The European Data Task Force was founded in 2017 for exactly this purpose: to make driving safer for all road users by prioritising societal over monetary gain. Current members include manufacturers BMW, Ford, Mercedes, and Volvo Cars.

In 2017, Volvo president and CEO Håkan Samuelsson told a conference at the European Commission in Brussels that sharing data between governments and car makers is the right thing to do: “We think this type of anonymised data sharing should be done for free, for the greater good and to the wider benefit of society. It saves lives, time and taxpayer money. I call on other car makers and governments to work with us on realising this type of data sharing as widely as possible.”

    Share Story:

Recent Stories