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Uber is looking beyond being just a ride-hailing company and wants its cars to be self driving so as to replace human drivers with robot drivers — as quickly as possible. Now, with an announcement yesterday that it is acquiring self-driving truck startup Otto, it appears the company wants to be in the truck business […]

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Volvo has announced a new partnership with Uber that will see the ride sharing service put a fleet of 100 self-driving XC90 SUVs on U.S. roads in the next four months. Volvo will produce a new “base” vehicle for Uber that will be able to use the latest in autonomous driving technology, up to and […]

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It looks like 2021 could be a benchmark year for Volvo as it says it will join BMW in having self-driving cars on the road in five years. The Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker will begin testing vehicles with advanced self-driving features next year in Gothenburg, Sweden, London and China. Eventually, 100 test cars will be on […]

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Volvo’s self-driving cars are heading to the United Kingdom next year. The Swedish automaker has announced that it will launch the U.K.’s largest and most ambitious self-driving car trial yet in hopes of speeding up the introduction of a technology aimed to reduce car accidents while freeing up road congestion. Volvo is also working on […]

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A Volvo engineer who works on autonomous driving has called Tesla’s Autopilot autonomous driving aid a “wannabe.” Autopilot is a semi-autonomous system that lets the car take over for the driver – he or she can even release the steering wheel – at highway speeds. Tesla calls it a Level 2 system, meaning that it […]

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Volvo is also planning a self-driving project for the U.S. Recently, the Swedish automaker announced its plans to launch China’s most advanced self-driving experiment that will put up to 100 autonomous vehicles to the test on public roads. Speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention, Volvo North America CEO Lex Kerssemakers confirmed the automaker […]

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Volvo will be rolling out what it says is the largest project of its kind in China – 100 self-driving cars as part of its Drive Me experimental program. This test project follows the Swedish automaker’s plan of testing 100 self-driving cars in the streets of its hometown, Gothenburg. In China, the test project won’t […]

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The plug-in hybrid version of the Volvo XC90 is accounting for one-fifth of its global sales. Volvo put out a press release saying so, so that means depending on sales data, which isn’t always precise, the T8 Twin Engine version of the XC90 has accounted for as many as 10,000 units since the vehicle went […]

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has conducted an academic study on Volvo‘s City Safety system. Standard on all Volvos sold in the U.S., City Safety includes a host of safety technologies such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings. IIHS found in its study that the system in 2011-2012 Volvo S60 and […]

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Over the summer, Volvo released its XC90 SUV as the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid. The carmaker is looking to turn heads once again when it shows its upcoming S90 sedan at next month’s auto show in Detroit. “With the launch of the XC90 we made a clear statement of intent,” Volvo President & […]

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