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Volvo to supply cars for Didi’s global autonomous driving fleets

As the autonomous driving race in China heats up, Didi is rushing to expand its car fleets by picking Swedish automaker Volvo, an old partner of Uber, as its ally. Didi said on Monday it will be using the XC90 SUVs of Volvo, which has been owned by Chinese auto company Geely since 2010, for its global network of robotaxis in the long term. Didi created a subsidiary dedicated to autonomous driving last year and the unit has since raised about $800 million from investors including SoftBank Vision ...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Asia, California, China, Softbank, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Automation, Self-driving Cars, Honda, Robotics, Huawei, Volvo


Volvo to supply Chinese ride hailing giant Didi with autonomous driving cars

As the autonomous driving race in China heats up, Didi is rushing to expand its car fleets by picking Swedish automaker Volvo, an old partner of Uber, as its ally. Didi said on Monday it will be using the XC90 SUVs of Volvo, which has been owned by Chinese auto company Geely since 2010, for its network of robotaxis in the long term. Didi created a subsidiary dedicated to autonomous driving last year and the unit has since raised about $800 million from investors including SoftBank Vision Fund an...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Asia, California, China, Softbank, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Automation, Self-driving Cars, Honda, Robotics, Huawei, Volvo


Grab a group discount and take your team to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

Mobility mavens, June 9 will be here before you know it, and that means it’s time to get your strategy ducks in a row for TC Sessions: Mobility 2021. You want to make the most of your time at this one-day virtual intensive featuring interactive presentations with the mobility industry’s top movers, shakers and startup dream makers, amirite? Take your team to increase your ROI. Right now, you can grab a group discount — at the early bird price — when you buy a block of four or more tickets to TC ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Sharing Economy, Starship Technologies, Volvo Cars, Ahti Heinla, Rachel Holt, Micromobility, Bicycle Sharing, AutoTech Ventures, CrunchMatch, Quin Garcia, Tc Sessions


Grey Launches a Global Campaign for Volvo Cars on the Biggest Safety Challenge We’ve Ever Faced

has created the Ultimate Safety Test campaign for Volvo Cars . After leading the industry in automotive safety for decades, Volvo Cars is now broadening its focus to make sure sustainability becomes as ingrained in the company culture as safety always has been. The global campaign, which covers TV, online video, social, digital, OOH and radio and print, is part of wider integrated and marketing efforts from Volvo Cars that reflect the company’s commitment to climate neutrality and el...
Tags: Europe, UK, Advertising, Automotive, Volvo, Arctic Circle, Grey, Bjorn, Volvo Cars, Ivan Zachariáš, Javier Campopiano, Mike Johnstone, Global Campaign for Volvo Cars, Central Marketing Brand


Polestar “will have to question everything” in order to build the first climate-neutral EV

Polestar, the Swedish electric vehicle brand spun out of Volvo Car Group, set on Wednesday a “moonshot goal” of creating the first climate neutral car by 2030. But instead of getting there through more widely-practiced offsetting measures, such as planting trees, the company said it’s going to fundamentally change the way the new EV is made. That means rethinking every piece of the supply chain, from materials sourcing through to manufacturing, and even by making the vehicle more energy efficien...
Tags: Transportation, China, Climate, Tech, Automotive, EVs, Volvo, Electric Cars, Volvo Cars, Volvo Car Group, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Geely Auto Group, Carbon Offset, Electric Vehilces, Fredrika Klarén Polestar


Chinese automaker Geely launches luxury EV brand Zeekr

Chinese automaker Geely Automobile Holdings is launching a new brand of premium electric vehicles as it aims to capture a share of the luxury EV market that has been dominated by Tesla and other homegrown companies. The new brand of vehicles, called Zeekr, will be manufactured by parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The first Zeekr vehicles are expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2021. The launch of Zeekr, which was first reported by Reuters and confirmed today by Geely, has...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Baidu, Reuters, Geely, Foxconn Technology Group, Daimler AG, Volvo Cars, NIO, Geely Holding Group, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Geely Auto Group


Luminar, Volvo subsidiary partner to sell automated driving systems to automakers

Luminar Technologies has deepened ties with Volvo Cars to develop and eventually sell an automated driving system for highways to other automakers. The partnership, announced Thursday, is between Luminar and Volvo’s self-driving software subsidiary Zenseact. The two companies are combining their tech to create what Luminar founder and CEO Austin Russell described as a “holistic autonomous vehicle stack”  made for production vehicles. Volvo will be the first customer. Russell and Zenseact CEO Ödg...
Tags: TC, Tech, Automotive, Volvo, Andersson, Russell, Volvo Cars, ADAS, LUMINAR, Austin Russell, Luminar Technologies, Odgard Andersson, Luminar Volvo, Zenseact, Veoneer Luminar


TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 is coming, save the date!

Buckle up, startup and tech fans. Save the date and get ready to rub virtual elbows with mobility’s best and brightest minds — the movers, shakers and policy makers that are shaping the future of transportation. TC Sessions: Mobility returns for its third year on June 9, 2021. Can you say mobility three-peat? Yes, you can! We’re excited to host another day dedicated to the people — and the technology they’re developing — that’s changing transportation. TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 goes beyond hunt...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Technology, Tech, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Panasonic, Self-driving Cars, Director, TechCrunch, Coo, General-motors, Battery Technology


Report: Volvo Dealers Respond Negatively to Digital Retail Strategy

Last week, we discussed Volvo Cars’ plan to transition to an online sales model as a larger quotient of its product becomes electrically driven. As luck would have it, the concept hasn’t been a runaway success with auto retailers. Vehicles becoming increasingly digitized, combined with the unparalleled consumer access offered by the internet, has made […] The post Report: Volvo Dealers Respond Negatively to Digital Retail Strategy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Online Sales, Volvo, Industry News, Dealerships, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Online Auto Sales, Showroom, Industry Trends, Dealer News, Car Dealer, Automotive Dealers


The Station: Another Uber spinout is born and EVs dominate SPACs

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Our transportation desk is taking shape. Two new reporters, Aria Alamalhodaei and Rebecca Bellan started Monday and have already provided some new and interesting coverage. Tam...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Japan, California, Germany, Softbank, Tech, Tesla, Cnn, Automotive, Porsche, Paris, Union of Concerned Scientists, Ikea, Volkswagen


2022 Volvo C40 Recharge: Stunning Rendition of Swedish Technology & Style

You can think of the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge as a sloped-roof sibling of the XC40 Recharge. But unlike the latter, the latest C40 Recharge is Volvo’s first electric-only model and is spearheading the Swedish automaker’s assault towards electrification. “The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going,” said Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo. “It is fully electric, offered online only with a convenient care package, and will be available for quick del...
Tags: Google Play Store, Tesla, Autos, Epa, Cma, Volvo, Volvo Cars, Ghent Belgium, Mercedes Benz GLE Coupe, Google Maps Google, Car News, Henrik Green, Polestar, Volvo Car Group Volvo, Tesla Volvo, Alvin Reyes


Volvo Cars Now Following Lynk & Co Playbook, Introduces C40 Recharge

There was a time when practically any automaker could earn a few brownie points by proclaiming that they too would be transitioning toward becoming an electric-only manufacturer by [insert year here]. But times have changed and EVs have been around long enough for consumers to expect more than a promise that there would someday be […] The post Volvo Cars Now Following Lynk & Co Playbook, Introduces C40 Recharge appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Volvo, Crossover, Volvo Cars, Brand Strategy, News Blog, Product Planning, XC40, C40, Volvo C40 Recharge, Volvo Cars Now Following Lynk amp, Volvo Cars Now Following Lynk Co Playbook


Volvo to sell only all-electric vehicles by 2030

Volvo Cars said it will only make and sell all-electric vehicles by 2030, as part of a broader transformation of the automaker that will include shifting sales online. “The key to sustainability is electrification, said Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson during a presentation Tuesday. “Together with investments in charging infrastructure that is the right way to go and the course we have chosen at Volvo.” The announcement was tied to the launch of the C40 Recharge, a low slung crossover based on th...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, China, Tech, Customers, Automotive, Cma, Volvo, Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson, Samuelsson, Geely Holdings, CTO Henrik Green


Geely Nixes Volvo Merger, Volvo CEO Explains

Despite having already having Volvo Cars as one of its many subsidiaries, China’s Geely signaled roughly a year ago that it wanted to merge with the brand as part of its strategy to expand globally. Plans changed on this week when the company announced that the duo will be retaining their independent corporate structures, though […] The post Geely Nixes Volvo Merger, Volvo CEO Explains appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Industry, Auto Industry, Mergers, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volvo, Industry News, Geely, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Geely Automotive, Geely Nixes Volvo Merger Volvo


Chip Shortage Expands, GM Forced to Idle Factories

While the Great Semiconductor Shortage of 2021 probably isn’t going to the defining historical topic of the modern era, it’s presently doing a number on the automotive industry. Volkswagen Group, Ford, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru Corp., Toyota, and Stellantis have all reported the need to scale back production this year. On Wednesday, General Motors said that it […] The post Chip Shortage Expands, GM Forced to Idle Factories appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Industry, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Supply, Suppliers, Semiconductor, Industry News, Demand, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Supply Chain Issues, Stellantis, Chip Shortage


Mark LaNeve Exits Ford

  Mark LaNeve is departing Ford after nearly four decades of sales and marketing in the auto industry, having held a number of leadership roles at General Motors and Volvo Cars in North America. LaNeve came to Ford in 2015 after leading its marketing and advertising agency, Global Team Blue, where he was COO since […] The post Mark LaNeve Exits Ford appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, People, Industry, Ford, Autos, North America, Sales And Marketing, Ford Motor Company, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Mark LaNeve, Dealer News, Andrew Frick, Global Team Blue, Executive Hot Seat


Volvo CEO Says Governments Should Just Ban Gasoline Powered Cars

Volvo Cars’ chief executive, Håkan Samuelsson, believes a ban on gasoline-driven vehicles would be a more effective way to force groups to go electric than continuing to offer subsidies on battery-powered automobiles. The announcement comes as part of the Financial Times’ “Future of the Car Summit,” where Samuelsson will proclaim the internal combustion engine “a […] The post Volvo CEO Says Governments Should Just Ban Gasoline Powered Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Regulation, Electric Vehicles, Mergers, Autos, EVs, Volvo, Geely, Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson, Samuelsson, News Blog, BEVs, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group


Volvo Claims 'Streets Belong to Runners, Pedestrians and Cyclists' in New XC40 Campaign

Cars should be safe for everyone, not only those inside them. That's the thought behind Volvo Cars ’ latest global campaign, once again with safety in focus.    Developed together with creative collective Forsman & Bodenfors in Sweden, the campaign positions the award-winning compact city SUV, the Volvo XC40, as the ultimate city car . But not only because of its size, design and smart storage solutions – but because of the City Safety System. With features like Pedest...
Tags: Sweden, Advertising, Automotive, Volvo, Stockholm, Mohamed, Gothenburg Sweden, Mustafa, Volvo Cars, Mahalia, Forsman & Bodenfors, Mike Johnstone, Sofie Borup, Andreas Malm, Bjarne Darwall, Gloria J


Automoblog Book Garage: The Collector Car Hobby by Richard Reina

If you grew up as I did, you probably had a number of car posters on your wall. We used to have these book fair events at our school a couple of times a year. My father would give me extra scratch so I could pick out different car and truck books. Those books usually had a tear-out poster or two in them of something I wanted to drive when I grew up. Eclipses & Tornadoes My coming of age was in an automotive era where cars like the Dodge Viper, BMW M Roadster, and the Acura Integra Type ...
Tags: Sweden, Ford, Iowa, Autos, Chevy, Dodge, North America, Reina, Alfa Romeo, Mazda Miata, Volvo Cars, Mazda North American Operations, Man Cave, Acura Integra Type R, Richard Reina, Book Garage


Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric Pricing Announced at $54,985

Making good on its promise that the future will be electric, Volvo has readied the XC40 Recharge P8 compact crossover for a spring debut. Though it doesn’t seem to have secured an idyllic price tag. The electrified XC40 starts at $54,985, including a $995 destination fee, which makes it around $20,000 dearer than the gasoline […] The post Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric Pricing Announced at $54,985 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Volvo, Pricing, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Recharge, XC40, Electrics, Volvo XC40 Recharge P8, Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric Pricing Announced


“A terrible idea”: Car Crash Survivors React to Quotes Once Said About the Invention That Saved Their Lives.

After Volvo Cars invented the three-point safety belt in 1959, its introduction sparked debate among media and the public. But to date it’s been credited with saving more than a million lives worldwide. The premium carmaker now highlights this in a new brand campaign, by letting car crash survivors read what people said about the safety belt in the past. And it sounds eerily familiar even today. “The seatbelt is a violation of human rights”. “It's better to be thrown out than to be tra...
Tags: New York, Sweden, Germany, Advertising, Automotive, Volvo, Carnegie Hall, Gothenburg Sweden, Volvo Cars, House Mafia, Forsman & Bodenfors, Mike Johnstone, Gloria J, Leo Dal, Jacob Mühlrad Mühlrad, Bamberg Hall


China’s Geely Adjusts End-of-year Outlook

China’s Geely Automobile Holdings reported a first-half net profit drop of 43 percent on Monday, a tumble that forced it to reduce end-of-year targets. As you may have expected, the coronavirus was named as the biggest obstacle it had to overcome, especially in its home country. That left Geely (parent to Volvo, Lotus, Proton, Lynk […] The post China’s Geely Adjusts End-of-year Outlook appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Autos, Auto Sales, Cma, Car Sales, Reports, Bma, Geely, Volvo Cars, Geely Auto, News Blog, Estimates, Lynk & Co, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Geely Automobile Holdings, CMA platform


Gas War: California Finalizes Side Deal With Automakers

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) made a slew of announcements on Monday regarding what types of vehicles will be allowed within the confines of its borders. These included everything from proclaiming aftermarket parts would be subject to a faster approval (or denial) process in the future, to announcing a joint initiative with 15 other […] The post Gas War: California Finalizes Side Deal With Automakers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Deals, California, Government, Ford, Autos, Bmw, Volkswagen, Trump, Carb, California Air Resources Board, California Air Resources Board CARB, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Agreements, Gas War, Fuel Rollback


Geely Still Reportedly Bent on World Domination

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has its fingers in a lot of pies. Having purchased Volvo Cars from Ford a decade ago for $1.8 billion (a fraction of the price the Blue Oval paid), the brand has focused on scooping up troubled brands with global appeal or creating its own. In 2017, Geely purchased majority […] The post Geely Still Reportedly Bent on World Domination appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Ford, Autos, Cma, Bma, Geely, Blue Oval, Volvo Cars, Geely Auto, News Blog, Lynk & Co, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, CMA platform


Maybe Next Year: Volvo Pushes Back Sales Targets to 2021

Volvo Cars will be unable to reach its global volume target of 800,000 vehicles this year. Considering everything that has — or hasn’t — happened in 2020, any automaker that ends the period moving more metal than they did in 2019 should probably have a statue erected in front of their headquarters celebrating a major […] The post Maybe Next Year: Volvo Pushes Back Sales Targets to 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Auto Sales, Volvo, Car Sales, Industry News, Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson, News Blog, Pandemic, Sales Projections, COVID-19


On Again, Off Again: Volvo Aims to Get South Carolina Plant Back in Gear, but Something’s Missing

Is there a U.S. assembly plant that’s not currently producing a utility vehicle that doesn’t need one? Perhaps, but that doesn’t describe Volvo Cars’ Ridgeville, South Carolina facility, which builds the new-for-2019 S60 sedan. A still-shiny plant situated near Charleston’s busy harbor that only opened a year prior to the S60’s launch, the facility shuttered […] The post On Again, Off Again: Volvo Aims to Get South Carolina Plant Back in Gear, but Something’s Missing appeared first on The Truth ...
Tags: Sales, Production, Autos, Volvo, South Carolina, Charleston, Volvo Cars, News Blog, S60, Volvo S60, Product Planning, Ridgeville South Carolina, Volvo Aims


The Safety Innovation That Put Volvo on the Map Is Behind Its Largest Recall

To be fair, three-point seat belts didn’t exactly set American consumers on fire back in 1959, but the innovation eventually caught on, becoming the industry’s dominant passive restraint. Yet even safety features can contain safety defects, which is why Volvo Cars is embarking on its largest recall to date. The (Chinese-owned) Swedish automaker has announced […] The post The Safety Innovation That Put Volvo on the Map Is Behind Its Largest Recall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Quality, Recalls, Autos, Volvo, Volvo Cars, News Blog


Polestar to open first US stores in the second half of 2020

Polestar’s first U.S. retail stores will open in Los Angeles, New York City and two locations in San Francisco later this year — the latest milestone for the automaker as it gets closer to bringing its all-electric vehicle to market. Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding of China, was once a high-performance brand under Volvo Cars. The 2021 Polestar 2 is the first EV to come out of Polestar since it was recast as an electric performance brand in 2017. ...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Texas, China, Boston, New York City, Cars, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Volvo, Denver


Volvo to use Luminar’s lidar in production vehicles to unlock automated driving on highways

Volvo Cars will start producing vehicles in 2020 that are equipped with lidar and a perception stack — technology developed by Silicon Valley startup Luminar that the automaker will use to deploy an automated driving system for highways. For now, the lidar will be part of a hardware package that consumers can add as an option to their Volvo vehicle, starting with the second-generation XC90. Volvo will combine Luminar’s lidar with cameras, radar, software and back-up systems for functions such...
Tags: TC, Technology, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Green, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Automotive Industry, Driver, Volvo, Laser, Iris, Lidar, TechCrunch, Cto


Polestar’s first all-electric vehicle will start at $59,900 in the US

Polestar, the electric performance brand spun out of Volvo, said the base price of its first all-electric vehicle will be $59,900 in the United States, lower than originally targeted. The 2021 Polestar 2, an electric performance fastback, is the first EV to come out of a brand that was relaunched three years ago. Polestar, once a high-performance brand under Volvo Cars, was recast as an electric performance brand in 2017. The aim was to produce exciting and fun-to-drive electric vehicles — a ...
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