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Technology allows one to follow what a car does, where it goes and how much fuel it uses. Volvo is integrating these telematics functions into its Volvo On Call program. The Swedish company said Volvo On Call now is standard in all Volvos sold in the U.S. and Canada. A company named WirelessCar is delivering […]

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Following its collaboration with Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovi, Volvo Cars announced it is joining forces with another Swedish superstar: Robyn. The female music artist will star in the second chapter of Volvo Cars’ “Made by Sweden” campaign, driving a Volvo V60 powered by the company’s new Drive-E powertrains. Volvo Cars explained the new campaign […]

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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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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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