Volvo Cars has revealed a new feature that will allow any car owner to set a speed limit for themselves, their family members or friends.

Care Key allows Volvo drivers to set limitations on their car’s top speed, before lending their car to other family members or to younger and inexperienced drivers such as teenagers that only just received their drivers’ licence.

The launch of Care Key follows the announcement earlier this month that Volvo Cars will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180 kph from 2020, in order to send a strong signal about the dangers of speeding.

“We believe that a car maker has a responsibility to help improve traffic safety,” said Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars’ Chief Executive. “Our recently announced speed limit fits that thinking and the Care Key is another example. Many want to be able to share their car with friends and family, but are unsure about how to make sure they are safe on the road. The Care Key provides one good solution and extra peace of mind.”

The Care Key will come as standard on all Volvo cars from model year 2021.