Renault Top Speed Cap
Excessive speed is the reason for a third of fatal car accidents states Renault

French car manufacturer Renault has revealed plans to cap the top speed of its cars, and models sold under the Dacia brand, at 180 km/hr.

Renault boss Luca de Meo revealed the above during the company’s recent general meeting with shareholders in Paris. The decision has been made to reduce the number of road accidents, states Renault.

From 2022, Renault has stated that its Megan-E will have its top speed capped at 180 km/hr, adding that the car will be equipped with an automatic speed limit adjuster as well.

According to de Meo, Renault plans to equip its vehicles with an automatic speed control system, dubbed ‘Safety Coach’, that would adjust a car’s speed based on speed limits, weather and on how attentive the driver is.

Furthermore, to improve safety, Renault cars will also come with features such as ‘Safety Score’ (to encourage safer driving) and ‘Safe Guardian’ (which is a fail-safe mechanism to prevent danger).

Renault’s decision is in line with Swedish car manufacturer Volvo‘s move to cap the top speed of its cars to 180 km/hr from 2020 in order to reduce the number of fatal accidents to 0.

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