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Auto Safety Feature of the Near Future: Airbags on the Outside of Cars

In World War II, tank crews would cover their vehicles in sandbags, logs and even concrete. None of these add-ons would completely stop or deflect an incoming shell, but the idea was that the more material you have to soak up an impact, the less the explosive force would penetrate into the cabin. This principle would also be useful, if impractical, during collisions between civilian cars. And a German auto supplier called ZF Friedrichshafen AG believes they've found a way to make it p...
Tags: Design, Cars, Volvo, ZF Friedrichshafen AG


The Polestar 2, Sweden’s answer to the Tesla Model 3, begins taking shape

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range. The post The Polestar 2, Sweden’s answer to the Tesla Model 3, begins taking shape appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Sweden, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar


2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive

Volvo laced up its smallest station wagon in hiking clothes to create the V60 Cross Country. It's a lifted, all-wheel drive wagon that laughs at icy roads while coddling its occupants. We travel to Sweden to try it out. The post 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Sweden, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Station Wagons, Volvo V60 Cross Country, 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country


Over 40,000 people stared at a Volvo instead of watching the Super Bowl

Volvo didn't want you to watch the 2019 Super Bowl or the million-dollar ads that pepper it. Instead, it gave those willing to ignore the big game the chance to win a two-year subscription to a brand-new S60. The post Over 40,000 people stared at a Volvo instead of watching the Super Bowl appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo


Toyota’s new car subscription company Kinto is gamifying driving behavior

Toyota has officially launched Kinto, a company first revealed late last year that will manage a car subscription program and other mobility services in Japan, including the sale and purchase of used vehicles as well as automotive repair and inspection. Kinto is jointly funded by Toyota Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota, and Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service Company, a member of the Sumitomo Corporation Group. Initial funding for Kinto is 1.8 billion yen, or about $16 million, a...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Japan, Tech, Automotive, Lexus, Tokyo, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Volvo, Subscription Services, Cadillac, Toyota Financial Services, Mobility Services, Kinto, Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service Company


Volvo Urging People Not To Watch the Super Bowl

Volvo is taking a very unique approach to its advertising for the Super Bowl this year. Rather than simply have the network air its commercials during the breaks, it has decided to compete with the game directly for viewership. Called “The Longest Drive,” the automaker’s smartphone game is reminiscent of dealer and radio contests where […] The post Volvo Urging People Not To Watch the Super Bowl appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Autos, Super Bowl, Contests, Volvo, Subscription Services, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Volvo S60, Care by Volvo


FamousGrey & Volvo Cars Belgium Presents the Next Step in Electrified Driving

A survey conducted by Volvo Cars Belgium shows that 56% of drivers of electrified cars are not aware of the origin of their electricity. 12% even admit that they charge their car with grey energy. In answer to this discrepancy, FamousGrey came up with the idea of Volts by Volvo, a green energy contract for your house, enabling you to charge your car with green energy. With Volts by Volvo, car manufacturer Volvo extends its services from producing electrified cars to offering a green energy contr...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Belgium, Volvo, Ghent, Barbara, Stora, Volvo Cars, Eneco, Gloria J, FamousGrey, Volvo Cars Belgium, Eneco Volvo, René Aerts Jr Eneco, Kristof Van Genck Jurgen VanderveldeAgency, Peter Ampe Jonathan Detavernier Creative Team


Ignore the 2019 Super Bowl and Volvo could reward you with a new car

Volvo doesn't want you to watch the 2019 Super Bowl or its million-dollar ads. Instead, it's giving those willing to ignore the big game the chance to win a two-year subscription to a brand-new S60. The post Ignore the 2019 Super Bowl and Volvo could reward you with a new car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo


2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Review – The Crossover That Made Me Love Crossovers

I get it. No real enthusiast should like crossovers. They’re tall, handle poorly, slurp gas, and aren’t as space efficient as the cars upon which they’re based. They aren’t a true sport-utility vehicles, either, as their on road-focused designs can’t handle rough terrain. I used to be like you. I’m a car lover, and always […] The post 2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Review – The Crossover That Made Me Love Crossovers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Crossovers, Car Reviews, Volvo, Volvo XC40


Polestar gives us an early look at its Android-based infotainment system

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range. The post Polestar gives us an early look at its Android-based infotainment system appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar


Battle aliens with the Polestar 2’s Android-powered infotainment system

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range. The post Battle aliens with the Polestar 2’s Android-powered infotainment system appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar


Test Drive: Volvo V60 is the Goldilocks Wagon

Shrinking the V90 design, but maintaining its integrity Wagon enthusiasts will rejoice when Volvo’s latest model hits dealerships this year, especially now that there’s more of it to enjoy. The 2019 Volvo V60 mid-size wagon flaunts a significantly larger footprint than the outgoing version. Measuring nearly five inches longer, the second-generation model gets two more inches of legroom and a larger trunk that can accommodate …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Driving, Volvo, Wagons, V60, Test Drives


Volvo V40 to be axed this year, new SUV-coupe to be its successor - Report

The Volvo V40 has become the latest victim to the SUV craze. Volvo has decided...
Tags: Autos, Volvo


AJAC announces Canadian car of the year award category winners

BEST VEHICLES IN CANADA FOR 2019 ANNOUNCED ACROSS 12 CATEGORIESBY AUTOMOBILE JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Yearcategory winners revealed at Montreal International Auto Show MONTREAL, QUE. – The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced today the vehicles its members selected as the best in Canada for 2019 in each of 12 categories spanning segments that include cars, utility vehicles, and pick-up truck...
Tags: Toronto, Canada, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Jaguar, Vancouver, Kia, Halifax, Volvo, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, AJAC, Kia Forte, Mark Richardson, In The Garage


Audi, Mobileye, Waymo, other top automakers unite to spread the self-driving gospel

The self-driving vehicle evangelists are uniting. A number of major automakers, technology companies and organizations with a stake in autonomous vehicles, including Audi, Aurora, Cruise, GM, Mobileye, Nvidia, Toyota, Waymo and Zoox has formed a coalition to spread the word about advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles. Their message: this tech can transform transportation and make it safer and more sustainable. The Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, or PAVE, coal...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Technology, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Automation, Transport, Nvidia, Toyota, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Audi, Driver


Polestar Releases First Details of Upcoming All-electric Model

Polestar, the performance-oriented luxury brand created by Volvo’s Chinese parent company Geely, already has a 2-door hybrid sports car coming down the pipe later this year — the Polestar 1. However, the company is already teasing a follow-up sedan that aims to remove the internal-combustion component entirely and take on the likes of Tesla’s Model 3. Dubbed […] The post Polestar Releases First Details of Upcoming All-electric Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Volvo, New Cars, Geely, News Blog, Polestar, Luxury Vehicles, Care by Volvo, Polestar 2


Sweden’s 400-horsepower answer to the Tesla Model 3 begins taking shape

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range. The post Sweden’s 400-horsepower answer to the Tesla Model 3 begins taking shape appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Sweden, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar


Volvo could install a camera that watches you while you drive, but not soon

Volvo will add an in-car camera to its list of options before the end of 2019. The driver-facing unit monitors vital stats like glucose levels to reduce accidents caused by health problems, and it opens the door to facial recognition technology. The post Volvo could install a camera that watches you while you drive, but not soon appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Facial Recognition, Volvo


Volvo wants to fit its cars with a camera that watches you while you drive

Volvo will add an in-car camera to its list of options before the end of 2019. The driver-facing unit monitors vital stats like glucose levels to reduce accidents caused by health problems, and it opens the door to facial recognition technology. The post Volvo wants to fit its cars with a camera that watches you while you drive appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Facial Recognition, Volvo


Porsche Versus S&P: Can Sports Cars Top The Stock Market?

A RimBlades USA study examines the value of classic Porsche models against the S&P. The 1956 356A 1600 Speedster and a 1997 993 Turbo are among the Porsche cars considered.  How did theses and other classic Porsches perform against the S&P? The results might surprise you. Here’s one of those nifty stories about how much you would have made or lost buying and selling a particular kind of car versus the stock market. In this case, it’s Porsche versus the Standard & Poors 500 stock index. Stories...
Tags: Usa, Germany, Magazine, Porsche, Autos, Aston Martin, Volvo, Comparisons, Carl, Porsche AG, Porsche Cars North America Inc, Mecum, Standard Poors, Car Talk, Alfred P Sloan, Tony Borroz


Uber reboots its self-driving car program

Uber Advanced Technologies Group has officially resumed on-road testing of its self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh, nine months after the company halted its entire autonomous vehicle operation after one of its vehicles struck and killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe. The relaunch follows the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation decision to authorize Uber ATG to put its autonomous vehicles on public roads. It also marks a notable turnaround —at least so far — for ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Toronto, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Arizona, Volvo, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, National Transportation Safety Board, Aurora, Tempe, Doug Ducey, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation


Category Finalists Announced for AJAC 2019 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards

  TORONTO ,  Dec. 13, 2018  /CNW/ – The Automobile Journalists Association of  Canada  (AJAC) announced today three finalists in each of 12 vehicle categories that will ultimately determine the 2019 Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year. More than 1,500 ballots were submitted over more than six months by AJAC journalist members, who collectively comprise the most esteemed group of professional automotive media in  Canada . Journalists drive the qualifying entries, which for...
Tags: News, Toronto, Canada, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Jaguar, Volkswagen, Honda, Kia, Volvo, Subaru, Mercedes Benz, Montreal International Auto Show, AJAC, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park


Volvo Trucks teases the all-electric semi truck it’s bringing to California in 2019

Volvo Trucks released teaser images Wednesday of the electric trucks it plans to bring to California next year as part of a demonstration project, the latest truck manufacturer to publicize its electric plans in the state. The attraction to California is no accident. The state has set aggressive targets to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions, particularly those generated from tailpipes. Daimler Trucks North America said in July it would begin testing 20 fully electric heavy- and medi...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, UPS, Automotive, Long Beach, Truck, Nevada, Volvo, Volvo Trucks, California Air Resources Board, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Freightliner


The best cars for the snow

Snow can be an absolute pain if your vehicle isn't optimized to handle that sort of terrain. If brutal snowstorms are an annual part of your life, we recommend you pick up one of these winter-ready vehicles. The post The best cars for the snow appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Volvo, Subaru, Jeep, Buying Guides, Winter Driving, Best Of Everything


600-hp, $155K Polestar 1 is the alluring Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for

Volvo's return to the coupe segment just took an interesting turn: the model will join the Polestar lineup, and it will get a 600-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Polestar 1 will be built in China starting in 2019. The post 600-hp, $155K Polestar 1 is the alluring Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Polestar


The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the alluring Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for

Volvo's return to the coupe segment just took an interesting turn: the model will join the Polestar lineup, and it will get a 600-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Polestar 1 will be built in China starting in 2019. The post The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the alluring Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Polestar


The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the sexy Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for

Volvo's return to the coupe segment just took an interesting turn: the model will join the Polestar lineup, and it will get a 600-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Polestar 1 will be built in China starting in 2019. The post The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the sexy Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Polestar


Piston Slap: A Hatred of Mandated Safety Systems?

TTAC commentator Volvo writes: Hi Sajeev, Why is there so much enthusiast hate on electronic driver’s assistance aids such as lane departure warning, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise, front and side cameras, etc? It reminds me of arguments against seat belts that arose in the ’70s. As a package, these are not that expensive to […] The post Piston Slap: A Hatred of Mandated Safety Systems? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Volvo, News Blog, Piston Slap, TTAC, Standard Equipment, Backup Camera, Lane-departure Warning, MagneRide, Abs Brakes, Adaptive Cruise, Blind Spot Warning, Electronic Driver's Assistance Aids


California Auto Dealers Ask Volvo to End Subscription Service

The California New Car Dealers Association is requesting that Volvo immediately end its Care by Volvo subscription service within the state. According to the group, the automaker is in violation of California’s franchise and consumer protection laws. It’s been a long time coming, as Care by Volvo is clearly designed to minimize dealer interactions. Anders Gustafsson, […] The post California Auto Dealers Ask Volvo to End Subscription Service appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, Volvo, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Dealer News, Anders Gustafsson, Hot Legal Action, Care by Volvo, Automotive Subscriptions, Car Subscription Services, Brian Maas, California New Car Dealers Association, California Auto Dealers Ask Volvo


Canine Car Seats & Rolling Refrigerators: Auto Trends Around the World

Some of the most significant trends in the automotive industry are also the most interesting.  Ridesharing and Artificial Intelligence rank high but consumers still want comfort and convenience.  In the United States, many worry about their pets when traveling; in Germany, electrification is key.  Beyond backup cameras, consumers around the world are asking automakers to expand their offerings and add on-the-go convenience. From enhanced entertainment options to extra comfort for our four-legg...
Tags: Google, Uber, Japan, Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco, General Motors, United States, Magazine, Autos, Toyota, Las Vegas, North America, Car Tech, Volvo, Chrysler Pacifica



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