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      05-21-2020 08:41 PM #1
      https://motorillustrated.com/volvo-o...180-kph/47787/

      Volvo will officially limit the top speed of its models to 112 mph or 180 kph, the company announced this morning.

      New Volvo models will also come with a new Care Key which gives Volvo owners the ability to limit the top speed even further when the car is lent to another driver.

      Volvo’s intention to limit speed was met with some criticism when it was announced last year, but the Swedish automaker wants to send a strong message about the dangers of speeding.

      “We believe that a car maker has a responsibility to help improve traffic safety,” said Malin Ekholm, head of the Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “Our speed limiting technology, and the dialogue that it initiated, fits that thinking. The speed cap and Care Key help people reflect and realise that speeding is dangerous, while also providing extra peace of mind and supporting better driver behaviour.”

      Volvo also pointed out that driving above “a certain speed” reduces the effectiveness of driver assistance technologies and smart infrastructure. The company pointed to research showing that many drivers didn’t have a proper understanding of the dangers of speeding.

      Volvo is aiming to reduce to 0 the number of serious injuries and fatalities involving its vehicles by this year. The new speed limit imposed on its vehicles is one more step towards that goal according to the automaker.

      Performance division Polestar who builds the hybrid Polestar 1 coupe and Polestar 2 electric vehicle said in the past they wouldn’t restrict their vehicles like the rest of the Volvo lineup.

      Aside from speeding, Volvo says intoxication and distraction are the two other most common causes of accidents. The company says it plans to address both in future vehicles.
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      05-21-2020 08:44 PM #2
      Someone will figure out a workaround in...let's say six months. Probably in Russia.

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      05-21-2020 08:56 PM #3
      A 112mph limiter is a whole lot more innocuous than the GPS-enabled speed limiters that monitored your every move and prevented you from speeding at all, anywhere. This certainly wouldn't reduce my desire to buy a Volvo one iota if I was in the market for one. 112/180 is very fast in any country and a reasonable limiter for a company that built its reputation on safety.

    5. 05-21-2020 08:58 PM #4
      Well, hell, let's just go back to the '70s and limit all speeds to 55, why don't'cha, I bet that would save tons of lives...


      I guess if 0 deaths is the goal, that would be one way of doing it.

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      05-21-2020 09:00 PM #5
      Won't someone think of the children!
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      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
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      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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      05-21-2020 09:02 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by boogetyboogety View Post
      I guess if 0 deaths is the goal, that would be one way of doing it.
      If the were not such hypocrites, they'd sell their Volvos without motors. That would be safe.
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      05-21-2020 09:16 PM #7
      Okay.

      I can't even remember the last time any of my cars saw 90 on the speedo. I have zero desire to go that fast.

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      05-21-2020 09:41 PM #8
      I’m not even mad. I’ve loved every Volvo I’ve owned from 244GL to P3 XC70 to a brace of XC90s. I dig them all. And 100mph is a quick trip to jail where I live. I’m all about 0-60mph.

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      05-21-2020 09:53 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      Won't someone think of the children!
      Complete family safety at 112 MPH.

      113? Death.
      YouTube is not a medical device.

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      05-21-2020 10:45 PM #10
      Society can't hold me.

      I'll see that 112mph...yet point that bad boy downhill.

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      05-21-2020 10:54 PM #11
      This won't matter much in most markets, but Deutschland buyers will find this abhorrent.

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      05-21-2020 11:10 PM #12
      I guess they'll be keeping right except to pass on certain sections of the Autobahn. Does it qualify for better insurance rates?

    14. 05-22-2020 04:41 AM #13
      This makes total sense but aren't all JDM cars limited to 180km/h anyway?

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      05-22-2020 05:16 AM #14
      Performance division Polestar who builds the hybrid Polestar 1 coupe and Polestar 2 electric vehicle said in the past they wouldn’t restrict their vehicles like the rest of the Volvo lineup.

      What about Polestar models like the V60, XC60, S60?


      This would be a deal breaker for me.
      Last edited by NoDubJustYet; 05-22-2020 at 12:49 PM. Reason: typo

    16. 05-22-2020 07:38 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by chopWet View Post
      This makes total sense but aren't all JDM cars limited to 180km/h anyway?
      nope.

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      05-22-2020 09:59 AM #16
      Seems reasonable to me... never had our XC90 above 85mph, and there’s really no need to.

      Even if I had a V60 Polestar (someday?), this limit would be plenty fast enough.

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      05-22-2020 10:49 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by chopWet View Post
      This makes total sense but aren't all JDM cars limited to 180km/h anyway?
      LOL my Datsun is drag limited at close to 118.

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      05-22-2020 11:07 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      What about Polestar models like the V60, X60, S60?


      This would be a deal breaker for me.
      They don't make performance Polestar models like that anymore. Those were all previous generation cars. Now Polestar is their electric sub-brand.

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      05-22-2020 12:46 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Smigelski View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      What about Polestar models like the V60, X60, S60?


      This would be a deal breaker for me.
      They don't make performance Polestar models like that anymore. Those were all previous generation cars. Now Polestar is their electric sub-brand.
      Sure, there's this: https://www.polestar.com/us/

      But what’s the deal with the "Polestar Engineered T8" in those models? The V60 even has Öhlins sourced suspension and Brembo brakes, not to mention a bunch of other stuff... A pretty hot wagon - hardly a trim package.

      https://www.volvocars.com/us/cars/ne...tar-engineered
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      05-22-2020 01:07 PM #20
      Nobody in TCL ever breaks any traffic laws so why should this even matter.

      This wouldn't keep me from buying a Volvo. I haven't gone over 90mph in a long, long time and 90 is very rare (like when I am up in Northern Maine on 95 where the towns don't even have names.).

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      05-22-2020 01:12 PM #21
      Reasonable. That said so few people take their cars above that speed I don't see this making a big impact. Perhaps it'll lower insurance premiums and bring Volvo closer to the 0 death target they have?
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      05-22-2020 01:33 PM #22
      I'm not sure why this announcement has made anyone angry.
      112 MPH is plenty for most countries, and certainly illegal for the United States.
      I doubt if anyone is taking their XC90s down to the local drag strip, but if you are dragging or auto-Xing your Volvo CUV, I'm sure there will be trackday work arounds.

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      05-22-2020 01:40 PM #23
      I actually just sent an inquiry to the local dealer for a quote on a V60 Polestar. Curious to see what the discount is. if I spend that much on a car I’d like to be able to stretch its legs out on the Autobahn.

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      05-22-2020 01:42 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by bificus99 View Post
      LOL my Datsun is drag limited at close to 118.
      Drag limited to 118 km/h?
      call it potatography

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      05-22-2020 01:48 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      I'm not sure why this announcement has made anyone angry.
      Because freedom!

      Your question is like asking why there are people angry with quarantine and wearing a face mask during a pandemic.

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