Volvo’s Electric Future

Volvo, the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker, announced Tuesday that starting in 2019 it will only make fully electric or hybrid cars. “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo’s president and chief executive, said in a statement. The move is a significant bet by the carmaker that the age of […]

Volvo’s self-driving cars are thrown off by kangaroos

Volvo, like seemingly every other company, has been working on its autonomous vehicle technology and has run into an interesting problem. While testing its cars in Australia, the company found that kangaroos were both a nuisance and very confusing to its cars. The vehicles’ detection system has been exposed to large animals before – it […]

Volvo’s self-driving cars are thrown off by kangaroos

Volvo, like seemingly every other company, has been working on their autonomous vehicle technology and it has run into an interesting problem. While testing its cars in Australia, the company found that kangaroos were both a nuisance and very confusing to its cars. The vehicles’ detection system has been exposed to large animals before — […]

Pole Vault: Volvo’s Polestar to Become Dedicated Electrified Performance Brand

  – – The days of Rebel Blue Volvo wagons swilling gasoline and squirting oil into spinning turbos may be about to end. Volvo’s performance arm, Polestar, will now engineer an entirely new lineup of electrified vehicles that won’t wear the Volvo name. – Without revealing what its mysterious double-arrow logo represents, Volvo assures speed […]

How Volvo’s using self-steering trucks to help sugarcane farmers improve crop yield

A day doesn’t go by without self-driving cars hitting the headlines, with Honda the latest company to reveal its plans — the Japanese carmaker wants autonomous vehicles on city roads by 2025. But long before they hit conurbations around the world, we’re already seeing an uptick in self-driving vehicles used for very specific, niche scenarios. Volvo is […]

The story of Volvo’s incredible transformation into a true luxury brand

Volvo For most of Volvo’s 90-year history, the Swedish automaker offered its loyal legions of customers well-built, safe, and practical transportation with a certain Scandinavian flair. Now, the company’s diving head-on into the world of luxury cars. On the heels of the hugely successful introduction of the XC90 luxury SUV, Volvo introduced a new generation […]