Volvo to be first car maker to speed limit ALL its vehicles to 112mph from 2020

Volvo has announced that it will speed limit all cars it makes from 2020 in one of the biggest steps made by a vehicle manufacturer to improve road safety.

The Scandinavian brand wants to cement its reputation as a worldwide leader in safety by restricting all new models built from next year to a top speed of 112mph.

It’s part of Volvo’s optimistic target for zero individuals to be killed or seriously injured in one of its cars from 2020.

Volvo says it will also introduce new technology to defeat two other major causes of accidents – intoxication and distraction – which it will reveal later this month

Volvo says it is already working on introducing new technology to defeat the two other major causes of accidents – intoxication and distraction – which it will reveal later this month.

This could include built-in breathalysers (as already hinted by Seat) and functionality to prevent motorists being able to use their phones at the wheel.

Volvo Cars will present these ideas at a special safety event in Gothenburg, Sweden on March 20.