Electric vehicles are expected to be the way of the future as the world tries to cut down on its carbon emissions and turn to sustainable forms of energy. We’ve seen companies such as Tesla fully commit to the creation of electric cars, and it looks like Volvo has tossed their hat into the ring with their first full-electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge.
Drunk and distracted driving still causes a lot of road accidents many of which often prove to be fatal. Volvo is looking to prevent that. The company said today that it’s going to use cameras installed inside its vehicles to monitor driver behavior and intervene if it seems like the driver is either distracted or drunk. It goes without saying that this move will be a cause for concern for […]
One of the upsides in a world where we all sit in self-driving vehicles is that accidents between vehicles will theoretically be minimal, and that everyone should arrive on time. This is particularly important especially with public transport, and this is something that Singapore is hoping to build on.
Cars are typically designed with safety in mind and come with all kinds of safety features, and if there is a car company known for their safety features, it would be Volvo. The company has a pretty good reputation for building sturdy cars chockful of safety features, and now it seems that Volvo wants to build on it further.
Polestar, Volvo’s standalone electric performance brand, has unveiled a new vehicle which is its answer to the Tesla Model 3. This is the brand’s first all-electric vehicle called the Polestar 2. It’s a five-door fastback and it seems like the company has developed it to deliver tough competition to the Model 3 in key markets such as the United States, China, and Europe.
It was back in 2017 when Google said that it would work with car manufacturers on a more integrated version of the Android Auto experience. It’s an extension of the company’s mobile platform into the car which requires a compatible smartphone. Google showed off Android Automotive at I/O 2018 which is a native implementation of the platform. Volvo has now confirmed that it’s all-electric Polestar 2 will be the first […]
Volvo launched its car subscription service not too long ago. It predicted that the Care by Volvo service will be well received and it appears that the prediction was accurate. In merely four months after the service’s launch, Volvo has sold as many subscriptions as it initially believed it would sell in the service’s first year.
If you’re someone who doesn’t particularly like sitting in a car for long periods of time, Volvo’s latest concept will be very appealing to you. The Swedish car manufacturer has unveiled its 360c concept car with which it aims to redefine motoring. It envisages a future where you have a flat bed in the car and can doze off while it drives you to your destination.
Apps such as Waze and Google Maps rely a lot on crowdsourced information, where users can report incidents like accidents, traffic jams, and so on. However it seems that if you drive a Volvo vehicle, you might be able to get more information from other Volvo vehicles, thanks to the use of a cloud-based system.
At the rate things are going, carmakers are definitely starting to look towards a future where cars will no longer have to rely on fossil fuels to be powered, and will instead rely on clean energy like electricity (hydrogen-powered cars are also a possibility). However when will such a future arrive where electric cars might overtake regular cars?
Volvo is one of the many major car manufacturers working on self-driving cars. The company had previously announced a rather ambitious experiment involving its self-driving cars. It was planning to deliver 100 autonomous SUVs to real people in Sweden for testing. Volvo was going to launch this program in 2017 but according to a new report, the Drive Me program is now being scaled back.
Buying a flagship phone outright can be a rather expensive affair, which is why carriers typically offer up plans in which customers sign a contract, typically for 24-months, and then just a monthly repayment along with the price of a phone plan. Ultimately this makes it easier on the wallet, at least upfront.
Volvo has made a “historic” pledge that is going to further promote the adoption of all-electric and hybrid solutions for cars. The company has comitted to fitting all cars with an electric motor in a couple of years. What this means is that no Volvo car sold from 2019 will have an internal combustion engine that runs on gas only. The engines will either be hybrid with a secondary electric […]
One of the keys to making a car that can drive itself autonomously without any incident is for it to be able to detect obstacles in its way and react to them. So far most self-driving cars do not have an issue, although Volvo has recently found out that in Australia, one of the country’s national symbols the kangaroo, is giving their self-driving cars a hard time.