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EVs to emit forest sounds and choir music to warn pedestrians
Near-silent EVs are up to twice as likely to have a collision with a pedestrian as a result of the difficulty in hearing them approaching.
Volvo reveals new Android-powered infotainment system
Volvo is the first company to team up with Google on integrating an infotainment system powered by Android, with the Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store built-in.
Vehicle connectivity market to surpass US$1b by 2022
As the tech competition heats up, more manufacturers are adding vehicle-to-everything solutions into new vehicles.
Volvo and Uber team up to deliver self-driving vehicle
Uber and Volvo Cars entered a joint engineering agreement in 2016 and have since developed several prototypes aimed at accelerating the companies' self-driving car development.
Volvo and Varjo launch world-first mixed reality application for car development
“With this mixed reality approach, we can start evaluating designs and technologies while they are literally still on the drawing board."
Your car is watching: Volvo to deploy tech to curb drink drivers
The company is introducing a driver monitoring and intervention technology capable of taking control of the car if it detects the driver is drunk or tired.
NZ needs better tech to catch drivers who can't put their phones down
Put down your mobile phone if you’re driving – or risk getting snapped.
Volvo Cars and Trucks share live vehicle data, creepy or efficient?
From 2018, live and anonymised data will be shared between selected Volvo trucks and cars.
Volvo to embed Google in next-gen infotainment system
Volvo announced it is working with Google to embed Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services.
Volvo lets 100 families to test fully autonomous vehicles
A world first autonomous driving initiative has launched which will ultimately see 100 families testing fully autonomous vehicles...
Volvo sells Uber thousands of autonomous cars
Volvo has signed an agreement with Uber to sell thousands of autonomous vehicles between 2019 and 2021...
Volvo race boats could gather the data we need to save the planet
A new environmental initiative will see boats in the Volvo Ocean Race equipped with sensors to gather data on climate change...
15,000 Aussies participate in APAC's largest cartech survey
More than 15,000 Victorian motorists participated in one of the world’s largest surveys of attitudes toward self-driving cars...
Volvo’s ground-breaking EV strategy embraced by the UN
"Volvo is leading the way and we can see now that the automotive industry is waking up to its responsibilities."
Volvo’s new semi-autonomous XC40 is set to change the way Kiwis drive
“This new SUV has been designed to reduce the cognitive load on the driver..."
Future Volvo cars aim to adapt to the lifestyle of consumers
Vehicle designs of the future will take into account the evolving demands of a modern lifestyle...
Time to power up: Kiwi roads are bustling with 4,000 electric vehicles
“If registrations continue to increase, we will be on track to meet our challenging target of 64,000 EVs by 2021."
Car or Camera? Photographer uses Volvo’s XC60 SUV to take spectacular pictures
Prize-winning photographer takes Volvo’s new SUV and uses it as a camera...
Volvo pledges to do away with all conventional combustion engines by 2019
Volvo announced that every car it launches from 2019 onward will have an electric motor, marking the historic end for internal combustion engines.
Volvo XC60 becomes the king of SUVs at the auto express awards
This SUV is an electric-hybrid filled to the brim with the latest car technology, including some self-driving capabilities...
Volvo discovers that kangaroos confuse their self-driving car
Volvo research teams are still struggling to solve this uniquely Australian problem.
AI and self-driving cars: Could this be the future of road safety?
“Vehicles operating under Level 4 automation will monitor the driving environment and will maintain control even if the driver does not intervene."
Volvo recognised for safety expertise in autonomous vehicles
"Now with their advances in autonomous driving technology, we are entering a new generation of safety for all road users."
Will semi-autonomous vehicles prevent head-on collisions?
“The system works by alerting a driver who has unwittingly wandered out of a driving lane by providing automatic steering assistance."