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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.
08 May 18
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.
08 May 18
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...
13 Dec 17
Volvo sells Uber thousands of autonomous cars
Volvo has signed an agreement with Uber to sell thousands of autonomous vehicles between 2019 and 2021...
23 Nov 17
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...
20 Nov 17
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...
10 Oct 17
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."
25 Sep 17
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..."
04 Sep 17
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...
25 Aug 17
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."
07 Aug 17
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...
10 Jul 17
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.
06 Jul 17
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...
05 Jul 17
Volvo discovers that kangaroos confuse their self-driving car
Volvo research teams are still struggling to solve this uniquely Australian problem.
04 Jul 17
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."
28 Jun 17
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."
12 Jun 17
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."
06 Mar 17
Skype while driving: Volvo to integrate Skype into semi-autonomous vehicles
"People need to be productive from anywhere – including their cars."
10 Jan 17
Autonomous vehicle tech could stop crashes on NZ roads
"There were over 300 fatalities and more than 12,000 reported injuries on New Zealand roads last year."
12 Dec 16
Self-driving car fast on its way to NZ roads
“We believe this technology will greatly reduce the number of collisions on New Zealand roads while also improving efficiency."
12 Sep 16
Driving development: Autonomous Uber rides could be coming soon, says Volvo
Uber and Volvo have bold plans to develop autonomous cars for their fleet, in a $411 million joint venture that will use AD and driverless tech.
22 Aug 16
Self-driving cars: Great for safety, but they'll lose the insurance industry $20 billion
The new self-driving cars will be good for road safety, but will hurt the vehicle insurance industry, cutting US$20 billion from insurance premiums.
13 Jun 16
Technology's latest victim: car keys
Car manufacturer Volvo is implementing digital keys in place of physical ones via a smartphone.
24 Feb 16
Volvo and Microsoft, making 1980s tech dreams a reality
Volvo and Microsoft have teamed up to roll out a new wearable voice control system, a la the 1980s TV cult classic Knight Rider.
18 Jan 16