Volvo joins groundbreaking, European safety data sharing project
Volvo Cars is joining forces with other car makers, service providers and national governments in a groundbreaking, pan-European pilot project to share traffic safety data generated by cars and infrastructure, in the interest of safer roads for all.
The pilot project, run under the umbrella of a public-private partnership called the European Data Task Force, brings together some of Europe’s leading vehicle makers, service providers as well as a number of EU member states. The partners will share anonymised safety data or safety services based on that data with the pilot via a cloud-based platform.
Volvo 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.
Participating car makers can use the data to warn drivers of potential dangers on the road ahead, while service providers can deliver theis data via their live traffic services and to traffic services operated by national road authorities
Volvo has called for open and reciprocal sharing of anonymised safety data for some years now. In 2017, its president and Ceo Håkan Samuelsson told a conference at the European Commission in Brussels: «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».