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Volvo says in-car cameras will monitor drivers and take action to prevent distracted or impaired driving

The company said the move was part of its Vision 2020 safety campaign to reduce serious injuries and fatalities in its vehicles

Volvo on Wednesday announced plans to install cameras in its vehicles that will monitor drivers for signs of distracted or impaired driving and take action if it appears that a driver’s behavior becomes dangerous.

The Swedish automaker, which recently announced that it would limit the top speeds of its cars as a way of making highways safer, said the cameras would be part of a system that would slow the vehicles and “safely park” them on the side of the road if they detected that a driver was becoming incapacitated or if the driver’s attention had lapsed for a long time. The technology would also summon help from its 24/7 assistance center.

The company, whose announcement was covered by the Verge and other tech news media, said the move was part of its Vision 2020 safety campaign to reduce serious injuries and fatalities in its vehicles. Earlier this month, Volvo said it would limit the top speed in its vehicles to a little more than 73 mph.

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