Volvo Cars is forming a separate division to build electrified high-performance cars, in a move thatÂ underlines how the global automotive industry is readying itself for rapid growth in electric vehicle sales. The Swedish premium car group said its performance car unit, Polestar, will become a new separately branded company headed by Volvo’s design chief, Thomas Read More..
Volvo Cars has appointed Atif Rafiq senior vice president IT and chief digital officer effective January 2. The Swedish carmaker said Klas Bendrik, the current CIO, will leave the company. Rafiq, 43, has been the chief digital officer at fast-food chain McDonalds Corporation since 2013. There, he led a global effort to use more technology Read More..
Volvo Cars has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson to succeed Thomas Mueller as vice president electrics, electronics and chassis. Andersson will start in her new job October 1. Andersson, who worked at telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson for almost 20 years, will bring highly relevant expertise to Volvo, the Swedish premium car group said. â€œHaving been part of Read More..
LAS VEGAS — Volvo Cars and technology company Ericsson are developing intelligent, high-bandwidth streaming capabilities for cars, the Swedish automotive group said. On the eve of the CES consumer electronics show, Volvo said the technology will be important for autonomous cars and will also provide infotainment benefits for drivers and passengers. Autonomous driving, which most Read More..
Volvo Cars CIO Klas Bendrik has been promoted to a new senior vice president position, as the Swedish carmaker acknowledges the growing importance of IT across its model lineup. The move underlines “the key role technology will play for carmakers in future as they develop their connectivity products and services,” Volvo said in a press Read More..
AT&T has signed a multi-year agreement to provide connectivity to Volvo Cars in North America. The US Â communications group said that, starting this summer, its “Single SIM” mobile communications platform would be available to buyers of Volvo’s 2o15 model-year cars. Through Volvo’s Sensus Connect infotainment service, buyers of the new cars would have access to Read More..
Ericsson will help Volvo Cars speed up the roll-out of new connected car services, as the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker plans to boost its competitiveness in the global premium car market. Volvo said in a press release it will rely on Ericsson’s Multiservice Delivery Platform to provide cloud-based infotainment, apps and communication services in its upcoming Read More..