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  1. Volvo News Blog
    If you had to guess what this simulator was for, what you say? That’s right, Volvo is making its cars safer by making a virtual reality driving simulator. The sim is being built to let drivers drive a real car remotely. That allows Volvo to simulate any number of scenarios with a real car on a...
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    Waymo is set to become Volvo’s exclusive level 4 autonomous drive partner thanks to a new deal inked by the companies.  The deal will see the auto manufacturer and the tech company working together on a new “mobility-focused electric vehicle platform for ride-hailing services” that Volvo will...
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    Zenuity, a joint venture of Volvo and Veoneer, will be split down the middle to, as Volvo puts it, accelerate autonomous technology development. The split will divide Zenuity into two parts, the first focusing on “unsupervised autonomous drive software” and will be owned by Volvo. The second...
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    Volvo’s parent company Geely is investing more than $325 million in satellite manufacturing to provide more accurate data for self-driving cars. The investment will allow Geely to build a plant in China, reports Automotive News Europe . The company plans to produce 500 satellites per year by...
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    Volvo may not be showing any autos at the LA auto show, but that doesn’t mean it won’t show auto(-motive and -nomous) technology at the show. Along with its partner, Luminar, it has announced a breakthrough in LiDAR technology . LiDAR is the hip new technology that pretty much everyone in the...
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    Volvo has unveiled its concept for fully autonomous travel with the 360c and it has done it in the most Volvo of ways: by talking about safety. Along with being a mobile office, a bedroom, and living room, the 360c concept will also use lights, sounds, and movements to communicate with humans...
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    Remember last week when Volvo went all Brian Eno and released a short soundscape with the tag “360c?” Well, they’re at it again, and this time they’ve gone all Pink Floyd and they’re doing a light show. The lights appear to be from the head and tail lights and move slowly across the width of...
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    Crossover buyers will be able to choose at least one car with true autonomy by 2021, says Volvo. The Swedes have been among the vanguard in autonomous testing and they plan to offer a level 4 autonomous crossover in just three years time. According to Volvo’s Senior Vice President, Henrik...
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    Volvo is taking a stake in a start-up that is developing advanced sensors for autonomous vehicles. Palo Alto-based Luminar develops LiDAR sensors, the laser imaging scanners that help autonomous vehicles to see the world around them. The two have already ahd a partnership, but this new...
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    Who knew strange animals born with a sack stuck to their bellies would prove to be the largest hurdle in the advent of driverless vehicles? In areas where you’ll find marsupials, anyway. While North American drivers have long grown used to smacking deer with their personal vehicles, it’s a...
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    Volvo doesn’t just make elegant and sophisticated cars, it also makes less glamorous vehicles, like garbage trucks. The bright minds over at the autonomous department have decided that autonomy need not apply exclusively to passenger cars. The video above shows how everything, even the...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    The multi-billion pound motor insurance industry faces a period of radical restructuring as a result of the advent of autonomously driving cars, with the number of crashes set to drop by 80 per cent by 2035* and insurance premiums set to plummet, a high level panel discussion organized by Volvo...
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    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is to begin the UK's most ambitious autonomous driving trial next year to speed up the introduction of a technology that promises to massively reduce car accidents as well as free up congested roads and save drivers valuable time. The Swedish company, whose...
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    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, plans to launch China’s most advanced autonomous driving experiment in which local drivers will test autonomous driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions. Volvo expects the experiment to involve up to 100 cars and will in coming months begin...
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    Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson is preparing to announce the company's new approach to get autonomous cars on the road. The company will implement Sweden's "Nordic Model," which brings together the public and private sectors with academia to tackle big problems. A press release from earlier today...
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    Volvo Cars is looking ahead to when its drivers can sit back and enjoy free time in their car on the daily commute. At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Volvo revealed that it is developing intelligent, high bandwidth, streaming capabilities with its technology partner, Ericsson, that...
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    LOS ANGELES, CA Volvo Cars unveiled Volvo Concept 26, an interior design concept and innovation platform for autonomous driving vehicles at the 2015 Los Angeles Motor Show. Volvo Concept 26 represents a new way of thinking about how luxury autonomous cars will integrate into daily life. A...
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