Volvo Introduces “Care Key” For Safe Car Sharing


In a continuous effort to keep Volvo drivers and their passengers safe, Volvo Cars will include a new Care Key feature to upcoming Volvo cars, crossovers and SUVs.  The Care Key will allow Volvo owners to set a speed limit for themselves, their family members or friends.  With the ability to set limitations on the vehicle’s top speed, Volvo owners will be able to hand over the keys to another driver such as a newly licensed teenager, with an added measure of safety assurance.  

The launch of the Care Key follows the announcement earlier this month that Volvo Cars will limit the top speed on all its cars to 112 mph from 2020, in order to send a strong signal about the dangers of speeding. The speed limit and the Care Key are both part of that initiative and illustrate how car makers can take active responsibility for striving to achieve zero traffic fatalities by supporting better driver behavior.

Beyond the potential safety benefits, features like a speed limit and the Care Key are also likely to offer Volvo drivers a financial benefit. Volvo Cars is currently inviting insurance companies in several markets to conversations to offer special, favorable insurance to the Volvo community using these safety features. Specific deals and terms will depend on local market circumstances, but Volvo Cars expects to announce the first of several agreements with national insurance firms soon.

“We believe that a car maker has a responsibility to help improve traffic safety,” said Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars’ Chief Executive. “Our recently announced speed limit fits that thinking and the Care Key is another example. Many want to be able to share their car with friends and family, but are unsure about how to make sure they are safe on the road. The Care Key provides one good solution and extra peace of mind.”

The new Care Key system will be a standard feature on all Volvo vehicles from model year 2021.  If you would like to learn more about this new Volvo safety feature or any other standard or available safety features for Volvo cars, crossovers and SUVs please contact our Houston Volvo Dealership.

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