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Meet the First Family to Test Volvo’s Autonomous XC90

posted by on 9 January 2017 in News Volvo News

In its pursuit of bringing autonomous vehicles to the road, Volvo will test around 100 autonomous vehicles in its home town of Gothenburg, Sweden this year. The Hain family  was the first to receive the keys to its autonomous XC90 today in Detroit. The stereotypically blonde Hain family will test drive the car for 2017, […] More…

Jerry Seinfeld and Kristin Wiig Explore the Volvo-ness

posted by on 6 January 2017 in News Volvo Blog

You may know that Jerry Seinfeld is an avowed fan of Volvos, but it might you to know that Kristen Wiig (SNL, Ghost Busters, Bride’s Maids) is also a big fan of the brand. On the first episode of season nine of Seinfeld’s hit web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he drives Wiig around […] More…

Volvo Expands Car Sharing Service

posted by on 6 January 2017 in News Volvo News

Since 1998 Volvo has been running Sunfleet, a car sharing service in Sweden, and now it’s going global. With more than 50,000 subscribers in 50 Swedish cities, Sunfleet is already doing quite well in Volvo’s home market, but with the changing automotive landscape, the brand recognizes that it’s time to offer the service around the […] More…

The Volvo V90 is Finally Coming to America

posted by on 5 January 2017 in News Volvo News

The wagon is experiencing something of a cultural moment right now and few brands have been more adamant supporters of the body style than Volvo. Now, the next chapter is here, as the V90 is set to premiere in Detroit early next week. The final member of the 90 Series family, the V90 is the […] More…

Volvo Cars and Autoliv announce the launch of Zenuity

posted by on 3 January 2017 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, and Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, have signed a final agreement to establish a new joint venture called Zenuity to develop software for autonomous driving and driver assistance systems, based on the letter of intent announced during fall 2016. Zenuity will create a new entrant in […] More…

Volvo Drivers Will Soon Be Able to Join Skype Calls from Their Cars

posted by on 3 January 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo announced it will introduce Microsoft’s Skype for Business smartphone app to its new 2017 90 Series vehicles. Accessible through the large center touchscreen, drivers of the Volvo XC90, S90, or V90 can view a list of scheduled meetings, their contact lists and with a simple tap, “Join Meeting” can connect to conference calls without […] More…

Volvo Cars’ new Red Key means your car is always in safe hands

posted by on 24 December 2016 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars has launched a new key designed to give owners peace of mind when entrusting their pride and joy to other users. Available on the new Volvo S90 saloon, V90 estate and XC90 SUV, the Red Key activates functions on the vehicle to help ensure the car is driven responsibly when in the hands […] More…

Volvo Offering a Fat Bonus to S90 Buyers That Come from Other Luxury Brands

posted by on 23 December 2016 in News Volvo News

Volvo is offering a big conquest bonus on its new S90 hoping to lure customers over from the German luxury brands.  According to carsdirect.com, Volvo is giving buyers a $3,000 bonus if they get out of an Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus or Mercedes-Benz vehicle. That is a pretty big jump over the $1,000 that Volvo was […] More…

Swedish Pride: Is Volvo About to Return to the Stock Market?

posted by on 21 December 2016 in News Volvo News

Volvo has only recently started exhuming itself from its post-recession sales hole and pushing its disastrous fling with Ford into the past. Turning a corner, the company has sold over 470,000 cars so far this year, aided largely by the successes of its XC90 SUV. Operating earnings having tripled in the first half of this year. Now, […] More…

Uber Defies California Regulators, Keeps Self-Driving Cars on San Francisco Streets

posted by on 19 December 2016 in News Volvo News

Uber is refusing to pull its self-driving vehicles from the streets of San Francisco despite the state of California requesting the company does so. On Dec.14 of this year, Uber launched its self-driving car pilot project on the streets of San Francisco, and on the same day was sent a letter from the state of […] More…

Watch: Volvo’s Fastest Car Races the World’s Fastest Truck

posted by on 14 December 2016 in Volvo News

The Volvo S60 Polestar has been tearing it up on northern Europe’s race tracks, competing and winning in the World Touring Car Championship, but is it the fastest vehicle Volvo makes? Volvo Trucks unsurprisingly makes some pretty big, pretty impressive engines and they’ve been busily working on a truck they call the Iron Knight. Making […] More…

You Can Now Get a Self-Driving Volvo Uber in San Francisco

posted by on 14 December 2016 in News Volvo News

Uber has expanded its self-driving pilot program to San Francisco, the second U.S. city to offer the service.  Launched in Pittsburgh this past September, the pilot program will offer a handful of self-driving Volvo XC90s and Ford Focus sedans, each one with an engineer to monitor it and take control if necessary. Customers are allowed […] More…

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