Volvo to impose 112mph top speed limit on all cars from 2020 (Vision Zero Watch)

Volvo is going to put a 112mph (180kph) top speed limit on all its cars from 2020. In an announcement today, the Swedish manufacturer revealed the new move is part of Vision 2020 – a project aimed at preventing all deaths in road traffic accidents.

For the last few years, Volvo has rolled out new types of technology to improve safety, but it’s now limiting overall speed in all its cars. While safety tech is helpful at all speeds, as you’d expect, its ability to actually prevent deaths is reduced at higher velocities.