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Microsoft & Volvo To Work Together On Automotive Technology

11/20/2015, It is well-known that carmakers such as Volvo are working on self-driving vehicles. When exactly those vehicles will become available for purchase remains to be seen, but in the meantime it looks like the Swedish carmaker will be getting a bit of help...

New Volvo XC90 Gets Performance Optimization By Polestar

11/05/2015, It looks like those who own the new Volvo XC90 will be pleased to know that the new generation Polestar Performance Optimisation has been made available for that particular ride, which would make what is already a very safe car all the more dynamic and...

Volvo Tests Kangaroo Avoidance System For Australian Drivers

11/01/2015, When you think of kangaroos, you probably think of Australia. While many outsiders probably regard the animals as being cute and uniquely Australian, those living in Australia might beg to differ. This is because over in Australia, one of the most common...

First Volvo Electric Car Will Be Out In 2019

10/15/2015, It’s safe to say now that electric cars are going to be a big part of the future. The concept has been around for a really long time but most major car manufacturers haven’t seriously considered it. Along came companies like Tesla to really...

Volvo Envisions Robots Collecting Our Garbage In The Future

09/20/2015, At the moment garbage collection is still largely done by human beings. This is because sometimes the garbage isn’t always packed properly, meaning that we still need humans to sort and pack it properly in trucks before moving onto the next destination....

Volvo Want To Make Cars Safer For Kids

07/03/2015, When it comes to strapping your kids in the car, this usually involves the use of a specially-designed car seat placed in the backseat of your car/minivan. For the most part this seems to be the safest and most accepted way of strapping your kid in,...

Volvo To Bring On Call App To Smartwatches

05/31/2015, Earlier this year Hyundai launched their Blue Link app on smartwatches. Basically what the app does is allow Hyundai car owners to control certain aspects of their cars remotely which is admittedly pretty cool. If you don’t have a Hyundai but own a...

Volvo XC90 Does Away With Front Passenger Seat In Favor Of Legroom

04/22/2015, Over in China, it seems that there is a rise in the wealthy which means that employing a chauffeur to drive you to your office and home, or driving your kids around is becoming more common. However unless you have a limousine, stretching out your legs at...

Volvo’s Reflective Spray Paint Will Protect Cyclists At Night

03/29/2015, Swedish car firm Volvo has partnered with Grey London, a design firm based in the United Kingdom, and Albedo100 to develop a reflective spray paint that’s going to keep cyclists safe as they ride at night. You may already have an idea of what this...

Volvo Plans To Put Autonomous Drive Me Cars On The Road By 2017

02/19/2015, Like many other car makers Volvo is also working on autonomous or self-driving cars. The company has said that it plans on having as many as 100 self-driving cars out and about by the end of 2017. Today the Swedish company provided us with some additional...

Volvo Figures Out Where Smart Bike Helmet Wearers Are

12/22/2014, Getting up and around on a bicycle is one thing – it not only helps you to reduce your overall carbon footprint, but it also gives you the opportunity to get some exercise in at the same time. Having said that, you might have taken all of the...

Volvo Uses Google Cardboard To Market Its Upcoming SUV

11/14/2014, There are a handful of virtual reality headsets floating about at the moment, such as the Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus, and the Samsung Gear VR just to name a few, although out of all of them, Google’s Cardboard seems to be the most novel....

Volvo, Hyundai, Honda Will Offer Either CarPlay Or Android Auto

06/26/2014, Earlier this year, Apple announced CarPlay which would basically see iOS integrated into vehicles. A couple of days ago, Google announced their own version called Android Auto. Now with two different platforms to choose from, how will users decide? Well...

Volvo Kicks Off “Drive Me” Self-Driving Car Program

05/06/2014, Back in 2013, Volvo announced their plans to test out a large scale self-driving pilot program which will see multiple vehicles driving themselves around the Swedish city of Gothenburg. Well it looks like that program has recently kicked off and the first...