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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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Volvo will send 100 self-driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions around the Swedish city of Gothenburg. These Volvo vehicles will be part of the project ‘Drive Me – Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility’, a joint initiative between Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and […]

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The Volvo Car Group has completed its study of cordless charging for electric cars. A partner in an advanced research project that has studied the possibilities of inductive charging for electric vehicles, the company said the results show that this technology for transferring energy via an electromagnetic field has a promising future. “Inductive charging has […]

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How about unfolding your EV charging station, just like you would with a tent? This is what Volvo has introduced with its “Pure Tension Pavilion” which aims to do just that: allow an EV owner to charge anywhere, on the spot. The pavilion – described by Volvo as a spectacular free-standing tensioned membrane structure – […]

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