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Volvo’s new app walks you through what to do after an accident

Volvo's Accident Advisor sends information on what to do after an accident directly to a driver's smartphone. Drivers can also use it to notify their insurance companies and find a repair shop. The post Volvo’s new app walks you through what to do after an accident appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apps, News, Safety, Cars, Trends, Volvo

Volvo inks multi-billion dollar battery deals with LG Chem and CATL for EVs

Volvo Car Group has inked a massive multi-billion dollar supply deal with the Chinese battery manufacturer, CATL, and Korea’s LG Chem to supply its planned fleet of electric vehicles. The lithium ion batteries from both suppliers will power the development of Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy for its own brand and the company’s Polestar joint venture with Chinese auto manufacturer Geely. Deals with the two companies cover the global supply of battery modules for all models on the upcoming ...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, China, Cars, Chief executive officer, Tech, Tesla, United States, Korea, Transport, Lg, Cma, Volvo, Los Angeles Times, Electric Car, Executive

Polestar electric vehicle won’t lose $7,500 tax credit because of Volvo sales

Volvo parent company Geely's Polestar EV will have its own 200,000 vehicle sales allotment for $7,500 tax incentives apart from Volvo sales. If Polestar and Volvo sales were lumped together both brands would lose the inducement sooner. The post Polestar electric vehicle won’t lose $7,500 tax credit because of Volvo sales appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Electric Vehicles, Volvo, Geely, Polestar, Electric Vehicle Incentives, Polestar EV

Google refreshes Android Auto with new features and a darker look

Android Auto — the in-car platform that brings the look and functions of a smartphone to the vehicle’s central screen — is getting a new look and improved navigation and communication features that will roll out this summer. The improvements and new look were revealed Monday during Google I/O 2019, the annual developer conference. The most noticeable change might be the overall look of Android Auto. It now has a dark theme, new fonts and color accents designed to make it easier for drivers to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Transportation, Tech, Smartphones, Automotive, Linux, Toyota, Volvo, Carplay, Android Auto, HMI, Polestar, Google I/O 2019, Rod Lopez Google

Lynk & Co’s CEO Alain Visser on Reimagining Mobility and Ownership

We discuss the carmaker's contemporary, thoughtful approach Alain Visser seems, at first, like more of a fashion CEO than the head of one of the newer and more interesting automobile brands. His relaxed and open-minded attitude, a sneaky grin and Cole Haans tied with brightly colored shoelaces all set him apart from the other major car brand CEOs reading from teleprompters at the 2019 Shanghai …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, China, Uncategorized, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Volvo, SUVs, Subscription Services, Geely, Shanghai Auto Show, Lynk, Alain Visser, Lynk and Co

Google opens Android Automotive OS to Spotify, other media app developers

Google is opening its Android Automotive operating system up to third-party developers to bring music and other entertainment apps into vehicle infotainment systems, starting with the Polestar 2, an all-electric vehicle developed by Volvo’s standalone electric performance brand. Google announced Wednesday that media app developers will be able to create new entertainment experiences for Android Automotive OS and the Polestar 2, starting at Google I/O 2019, the annual developer’s confere...
Tags: Google, Android, Transportation, Spotify, China, Samsung, Tech, Canada, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Geneva, Google Maps, Volvo, Android Auto, Harman

Ford to offer Amazon in-car delivery and on-demand car washes in connected services push

Ford is now part of Amazon’s free in-car delivery service, the latest automaker to partner with the ecommerce and logistics giant. Amazon will bring its Key by Amazon In-Car delivery service to eligible Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The service will initially launch in 50 U.S. metro areas, according to Lorin Kennedy, who leads the FordPass business venture at the automaker. For now, only Amazon Prime members who own select 2017 model year or newer Ford and 2018 or newer Lincoln vehicles can part...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Transportation, Tech, Amazon Prime, E-commerce, Automotive, Ford, Gm, Toyota, Lincoln, Volkswagen, Audi, Hyundai, Volvo, Kennedy

Canoo, the electric vehicle startup formed from Faraday Future’s ashes, seeks $200 million

Less than a month after rebranding as Canoo, the startup electric vehicle company formerly known as Evelozcity is on the hunt for $200 million in new capital. The startup, which is backed by a clutch of private individuals and family offices hailing from China, Germany, and Taiwan, is hoping to line up the new capital from some more recognizable names as it finalizes supply deals with vendors, according to a person with knowledge of the company’s plans. Canoo is locking in final contracts wit...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Uber, China, Germany, Los Angeles, Tech, Taiwan, Car, Automotive, United States, Porsche, Transport, San Diego

The 2019 New York International Auto Show

2019 is a curious year for the New York International Auto Show – at first look, there are some automakers that are notably absent – BMW, MINI, Volvo, and Mitsubishi skipped the show this year. In automotive parlance, the show is leaner, or more “muscular”. However the space on the show floor was taken up by some fresh new faces, most prominently with Rivian, the U.S.-based company producing electric adventure vehicles with a 400-mile range. There were some significant launches; among them, Hyun...
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Chargers, Toyota, Lincoln, Bmw, Corsair, Dodge, North America, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Kia, Volvo, Subaru

A Brief History of The High-Tech Safety Features In Your Car

Advanced driver assistance systems are among the biggest selling points for vehicles today. Some safety features we likely take for granted, like seat belts and anti-lock braking systems.  Here is a look at the most common high-tech safety features on the market and how they work. Over the last few decades, the technology available in our cars has advanced by leaps and bounds. While Bluetooth phone call capabilities; and the seamless integration with mobile devices to allow for music streaming...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Safety, California, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Honda, North America, Mitsubishi, Richard, Car Tech, Volvo, AAA, Blind, Bosch

Volvo’s More Inclusive Safety Developments

The brand's crash-test dummies and new tech continue to make it a pioneer in safety Since Volvo introduced the three-point seatbelt in 1959—which they then shared industry-wide—safety has been core to the brand. Over time, Volvo has pioneered more and more technology, and today cars from Mercedes, Ford, Audi and others have myriad safety systems. There’s ABS that pulses the brakes rather than allows them …
Tags: Auto, Design, Safety, Interviews, Cars, Automotive, Driving, Volvo, Safety Tests, Mercedes Ford Audi

Volvo cars in Europe will be able to warn each other about hazardous road conditions

Volvo is taking technology that allowed some of its vehicles to communicate with each other about hazardous road conditions and expanding it across Europe in an effort to increase safety, the automaker announced Monday. Volvo first introduced its Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert system in 2016 on Volvo’s 90 Series cars. But it was limited to drivers in Sweden and Norway. Next week, Volvo will make the system available to drivers across Europe. The system will be a standard feature on...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Sweden, Tech, Automotive, Norway, Volvo, Volvo Cars, Malin Ekholm, Volvo Cars Safety Centre

Uber spent $457 million on self-driving and flying car R&D last year

Uber spent $457 million last year on research and development of autonomous vehicles, flying cars (known as eVTOLs) and other “technology programs” and will continue to invest heavily in the futuristic tech even though it expects to rely on human drivers for years to come, according to the company’s IPO prospectus filed Thursday. R&D costs at Uber ATG, the company’s autonomous vehicle unit, its eVTOL unit Uber Elevate and other related technology represented one-third of its total R&D spen...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Toronto, San Francisco, Tech, Ceo, AV, Automotive, Ford, Toyota, Travis Kalanick, Self-driving Cars, New York Stock Exchange, Robotics

This Print Ad from Volvo Shows How Likely You Are To Get Injured In a Car Crash

To improve gender equality in all cars, Forsman & Bodenfors recently launched a global campaign called The E.V.A. Initiative together with Volvo Cars, in which 40 years of research was shared with the world. As part of that same initiative, we have created a print ad for Volvo Car Sweden. An ad that reveals your chances in a car crash by measuring the size of the hand. Since most crash test dummies are based on the average male, the hand inside the ad is based on those same measurements. So, if ...
Tags: Featured, Sweden, Advertising, Automotive, Volvo, Gothenburg Sweden, Volvo Cars, Forsman Bodenfors, Dagens Nyheter Svenska Dagbladet Göteborgs Posten, Leo Dal

415-hp Polestar-engineered powertrains coming to 2020 Volvo V60 and XC60

The Polestar Engineered upgrade originally offered on the 2019 Volvo S60 sedan will be available on the V60 wagon and XC60 crossover for the 2020 model year. Changes to the T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid powertrain yield 415 horsepower. The post 415-hp Polestar-engineered powertrains coming to 2020 Volvo V60 and XC60 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Plug-In Hybrids, Volvo, Volvo V60, Volvo XC60, Polestar Engineered

The compact XC40 crossover will kick off Volvo’s electric-car push

The Volvo XC40 will get an electric powertrain option, according to a new report. The electric version will be unveiled later this year, and go on sale in 2020. The XC40 will be the Volvo brand's first mass-market electric car. The post The compact XC40 crossover will kick off Volvo’s electric-car push appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Volvo XC40

2019 Volvo V60 Review: Quick, Versatile & Safe

93 Solid 2019 Volvo V60 T6 Overall Impression More fun than it looks.Good safety ratings/features. Pros Versatile Sleek Design Comfortable Cabin Cons Sensus Interface Rear Passenger Room Volvo has a range of family-friendly vehicles that are stylish, safe, and technologically-advanced. Offerings like the 2019 Volvo V60 are much different than the old boxy wagons of the past. However, t he Swedish automaker is still one of the best if safety is your number one conc...
Tags: Apple, Review, Autos, Epa, Denis, Volvo, Denver, Art Deco, Interior, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, SENSUS, Denis Flierl, Test Drives, City Safety, Volvo Car USA LLC, Sensus Interface Rear Passenger Room Volvo

China to the Rescue: Geely Steps In to Save the Smart Brand

Contrary to past media reports, the Smart brand will not join the likes of Plymouth, Scion, and Pontiac in the great automotive graveyard. If that’s a good thing in your books, send a note of thanks to China’s Geely Holding, savior of Volvo and Lotus. On Thursday, Smart parent company Daimler and Geely announced a […] The post China to the Rescue: Geely Steps In to Save the Smart Brand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Smart, Autos, Lotus, Volvo, Daimler, Pontiac, Geely, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Plymouth Scion

Transportation weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Read the first edition here.  As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An email subscription is coming! This week, we’re shoving as much transportation news, tidbits and insights in here as possible in ho...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Elon Musk, Florida, Wtf, New York, Indonesia, California, Boston, Singapore, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Tech, Earnest

New Volvo Tech Could Intervene During Distracted & Intoxicated Driving

Volvo’s new monitoring system aims to reduce the impacts of distracted and impaired driving. The technology allows the vehicle to automatically intervene if a driver fails to respond to warnings. As part of a larger conversation, Volvo asks if automakers have an obligation to produce such technology.  Volvo is showcasing new technology that may prevent fatal accidents involving impairment, speeding, and distraction. The automaker is doubling down on their vision of a future with zero traffic f...
Tags: United States, Autos, Autonomous Cars, Car Tech, Volvo, Nhtsa, Michigan State Police, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Volvo Cars, National Safety Council, New Volvo, Flegel, Car News, Henrik Green, Jim Flegel, Ken Kolosh

Here’s Looking at You, Kid: Volvo to Deploy In-car Cameras to Monitor Your Behavior

Volvo has burdened itself with the unrealistic duty of ending fatalities in its cars. While an admirable goal, eliminating roadway mishaps in their entirety is an exceptionally tall order. We’ve often wondered how the company intends to progress toward its zero-death target. The automaker has already said it intends to reduce speeding by limiting the […] The post Here’s Looking at You, Kid: Volvo to Deploy In-car Cameras to Monitor Your Behavior appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Editorials, Autos, Volvo, Geely, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Speed Limiting, Driving Aids, Advanced Driving Aids, Advanced Safety Systems, In-car Cameras

Volvo wants to use speed limiters, in-car cameras, and data to reduce crashes

Volvo believes new tech is the best way to improve car safety. The Swedish automaker will let owners set speed limits when loaning out their cars, install cameras to monitor drivers, and use data to design better safety features. The post Volvo wants to use speed limiters, in-car cameras, and data to reduce crashes appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Safety, Cars, Trends, Data, Volvo

The best and not-so-best design turnarounds

Design isn't the only aspect of a vehicle, but it's the first impression, and automakers spend a lot of time and money trying to get it right. Some do ... and then, for whatever reason, some don't. Find out which ones fall into those categories in my story over at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Rolls-royce, Honda, Chevrolet, Audi, Volvo, National Post, Jil McIntosh, Automotive Design

Behind the Scenes at the Acura Design Studio

This is a story about how Acura lost their way, then refocused on design to successfully reinvigorate the brand. If you're a designer, a car fan or simply someone who follows the sector, we think you'll enjoy and/or learn from this look at what's been going on, behind the scenes, over at the Acura Design Studio. Roughly four years ago the company started making some major changes and now, with the recent release of the new RDX, have had their renewed focus on design validated by some startling s...
Tags: Japan, New York, Design, California, Cars, America, Los Angeles, General Motors, Canada, Lexus, Gm, Kelley Blue Book, Tokyo, Ohio, Bmw, Mclaren

Unrestrained by heritage, Polestar sets its sights on becoming a digital brand

With no heritage to worry about, Polestar is free to move full-speed ahead towards its goal of becoming a digital brand. All of the company's upcoming models will be electric, and they will inaugurate an Android-powered infotainment system. The post Unrestrained by heritage, Polestar sets its sights on becoming a digital brand appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Volvo, Electric Cars, Jonathan Goodman, Polestar

2019 Lexus LS 500h Review: A Hybrid of The Highest Order

95 excellent overall impression Quiet & luxurious cabin.Solid engine performance.Infotainment touchpad is difiicult. Pros Ride Quality World-Class Interior Cons Infotainment Touchpad Options Add Up Quickly If you think Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo have the market on the full-size luxury segment, Lexus is making a bold statement with the LS 500. When Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda said he wanted to change the Lexus culture, he wasn’t kidding. The 2019 Lexus LS 500h says...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Review, Lexus, Autos, Toyota, Denis, Hybrids, Volvo, Denver, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, CVT, Amazon Alexa, Audi BMW Mercedes Benz, Lexus LS

How It Works: Twin-charging

You've heard of a turbocharger, but have you heard of twin-charging? It's still relatively rare but a few manufacturers use it, including Volvo. Find out how it operates in my "How It Works" column at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Jil McIntosh

Capacity constraints keeping Volvo India from assembling the XC40

Unlike the BMW X1 and the Mercedes GLA, the Volvo XC40 is not assembled in...
Tags: Autos, Volvo, Volvo India

Majority of Americans Think Electric Vehicles Are The Future

A recent study examines public opinion and thought with regard to electric vehicles.  The results are largely positive, with respondents saying EVs are viable for the future.  Would you consider owning an EV as your next car? Why or why not? Let us know on Twitter.  It seems Americans are truly warming up to the thought of owning an electric car. This is evidenced in the latest study published in Volvo Reports: The State of Electric Vehicles in America conducted by Volvo Cars and Harris Poll. ...
Tags: California, America, Magazine, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Epa, Oklahoma, Nissan, Car Tech, Volvo, Vermont, AAA, Tesla Motors, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Bolt Ev, Nissan Leaf

Junkyard Treasure: 1994 Volvo 960 Sedan

While I live in Denver, my family and work ties in the San Francisco Bay Area make me a regular visitor at the incredibly well-stocked self-service wrecking yards of the region between San Jose and Richmond. These yards don’t have quite the selection of Subarus and IHC Scouts that I see in the yards around […] The post Junkyard Treasure: 1994 Volvo 960 Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, San Jose, Volvo, Denver, Richmond, 1990s, San Francisco Bay Area, 1994, IHC, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Swedish cars, European Luxury, Straight Six

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