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Volvo Plans for Next Cars to Slow or Stop Drunk and Dangerous Drivers

The 2019 Volvo AB S60. 

The 2019 Volvo AB S60. 

Photographer: Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg

Volvo Cars is planning to fit its next generation of autos with cameras and sensors that will detect drunk or distracted drivers and intervene to stop dangerous rides.

From the early 2020s, Volvos will have the ability to notice if a driver is clearly intoxicated or erratic and allow the car to intervene if the person behind the wheel doesn’t heed warning signals. The auto could then limit the speed, alert an assistance service or, “as a final course of action,” slow down and park, Volvo said in a statement Wednesday.