Volvo

12th June 2019

Year After Phoenix Volvo Claims Production Ready AV

Volvo is claiming it has developed a production-ready autonomous Uber taxi little more than a year after one if its test mules killed a cyclist in Phoenix, Arizona. This...

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3rd June 2019

Volvo Joins Safety Data Exchange Group

Volvo has joined a consortium of carmakers, service providers and national governments exploring the exchange of traffic safety data generated by cars and infrastructure. This pan-European pilot project, run...

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22nd May 2019

5G Verses DSRC Bun Fight Has Long Way To Go

Earlier this month the European Parliament ratified draft rules by the bloc’s executive body, the European Commission to endorse WiFi-based communications standards between connected vehicles. While the technology is...

16th May 2019

Flash Memory Making Bid in Data Storage Wars

Connected and autonomous vehicles of the near future will be running a suite of complex processes and applications that require robust and scalable flash memory solutions. With the swiftly...

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15th May 2019

Polestar Chooses Battery Pack Providers

Premium EV manufacturer Polestar has chosen two battery suppliers to power its future performance cars. The luxury all-electric sub-brand of Volvo has agreed contracts with a Chinese company, CATL,...

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9th May 2019

Polestar Chooses UK’s Auto Heartlands For R&D Push

The UK’s automotive heartlands have been selected as the base for a new research and development center for Volvo’s premium EV brand, Polestar. The center has been opened in...

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7th May 2019

Volvo’s Polestar Targets Infotainment Developers

Volvo’s premium all-electric performance sub-brand, Polestar, is targeting Android developers with its plans for future infotainment platforms. It has presented a media platform designed to encourage developers to create...

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20th March 2019

Volvo Takes Nanny-State-Of-Mind to New Heights

Way back in the 1950s when Volvo gave away its patent for the car’s first three-point seat belt to other manufacturers, many motorists scoffed. These safety doubters would have...

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11th March 2019

Weekly Brief: Geneva Snoozes on Connectivity At Its Peril

This year’s Geneva International Motor Show is heavy on cars but light on connectivity. By “light” I mean that you could walk from one side of the exhibition floor...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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Volvo Backs Ride-Sharing Service for Children
5th March 2019

Volvo Backs Ride-Sharing Service for Children

Volvo is investing in a ride-sharing start-up that takes children to and from school. The automaker has acquired a stake in Zūm, a Californian service offering school run and childcare...

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27th February 2019

Polestar Targets Tesla Model 3 With New ‘Entry Level’ EV

Volvo’s all-electric premium sub-brand Polestar hopes to take on Tesla’s ‘entry-level’ Model 3 with its new Polestar 2. Yet the Swedish carmaker seems to have already hit the wall...

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27th February 2019

Geely Plans Launch of First 5G/C-V2X Cars

Chinese carmaker Geely plans to launch its first 5G and C-V2X enabled mass market vehicles by 2021. It is working on the technology with Qualcomm and the Gosunch Group...

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