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A PHEV concept based on Volvo’s S60, named Volvo S60L PPHEV (Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) Concept Car, is slated for the 2014 Beijing International Auto Show. The gasoline plug-in hybrid – an electric car, hybrid car and high-performance car all rolled into one – offers the driver an outstanding combination of dynamic driving pleasure […]

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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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Always interested by safety, Volvo believes it can offer even safer cars in the future through systems that can recognize and distinguish whether a driver is tired or inattentive. Examples of this stated by the Swedish company include technology that detects what the driver is looking at or whether he or she has closed eyes. […]

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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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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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Volvo Cars showed the “Pure Tension Pavilion” for the first time in the U.S. at Modernism Week in Palm Springs on Sunday, Feb. 16. The pavilion is a rapidly deployable portable free-standing tensioned membrane structure covered with small solar panels, making it a mobile charging station. The structure is designed to power up the Volvo […]

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Volvo is launching Sensus Connect, an updated on-board infotainment and navigation system. Volvo Cars Group said its vehicles will now truly offers customers a fully connected experience. Cloud-based, the new services allow drivers to find and pay for parking from their car, discover new restaurants at their destination, stream their favorite music seamlessly and much […]

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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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