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Volvo Car Group;’s autonomous driving improvements are forging ahead with the opening of AstaZero, the world’s first full-scale proving ground for future traffic safety solutions. The company said its opening has brought it a step closer to realizing its vision that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo […]

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Volvo vehicles are driving around Gothenburg, Sweden all by themselves. Volvo Car Group’s project “Drive Me” – featuring 100 self-driving Volvos on public roads in everyday driving conditions is moving forward. The first test cars are already rolling around the Swedish city of Gothenburg and Volvo said its Autopilot technology is performing well. “The test […]

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The Volvo V60 diesel-hybrid is now also available in Volvo Cars’ R-Design version. The Swedish company stated its Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the best-selling hybrid-electrified vehicles in Europe in 2013. “We sold almost 8,000 plug-in hybrids in 2013. Adding the R-Design dynamic attributes to the V60 Plug-in Hybrid – the world’s first […]

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F1’s KERS technology could soon be found under the hood or our every day vehicles, creating a different kind of hybrid. Volvo Car Group and engineering company Flybrid Automotive have been conducting tests of lightweight Flybrid flywheel KERS technology. The end goal is to boost performance while cutting fuel consumption and emissions. Both companies said […]

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Why not use cloud-based communications to have vehicles warn each other of impending dangers? We are not talking of smoke signals as our ancestors may have done, but using the virtual cloud to help vehicles communicate with each other; a Scandinavian study is looking into it with Volvo at the helm. Volvo Car Group (Volvo […]

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Volvo is counting on magnets embedded in the road to make autonomous driving feasible on a large scale. Volvo Car Group said it has completed a research project using magnets in the roadway to help the car determine its position. The research, which has been financed in strategic co-operation with the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), […]

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Volvo and Apple are joining forces by integrating Apple CarPlay into Volvo vehicles. Both companies are aiming high and stated the alliance promises to transform the in-car experience. Called Apple CarPlay, Apple said the new service brings all the features and services familiar to iPad, iPhone or iPod users directly into the car via Volvo […]

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The Volvo Car Group will reveal at the Geneva Motor Show its new in-car control system designed around a large tablet-like touch screen. This new tablet-type of in-vehicle controls will be featured in a new concept vehicle, the Concept Estate, inspired by the classic Volvo P1800ES of the early 1970’s, which had a shooting brake […]

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Always aiming to ease one’s life, Volvo is now organizing its cars as options for deliveries instead of home or office. In what the company claims is a groundbreaking technological move for the automotive industry, Volvo Cars will demonstrate the world’s first delivery of food to the car – a new form of “roam delivery” […]

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Colorado-based Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is the provider of solar modules for the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid dedicated charger study, the Volvo Pure Tension Pavilion project. The company explained its flexible and lightweight CIGS solar modules were selected for integration into the Pavilion’s tensioned mesh membrane structure. Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. describes itself as a […]

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