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  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Subscription services are slow to take off in US market, but players say growth will come

    2019-01-24T15:59:00Z

    By some accounts, subscription is on the verge of doing for the whole economy what Netflix and Spotify have done to DVDs and CDs — supplant ownership with access to an ever-refreshing supply for a fee. The auto industry is not immune to the trend, but so far the traditional ...

  • vw automotive cloud
    Article

    Volkswagen Group takes over WirelessCar from Volvo in SEK 1.1billion agreement

    2018-12-21T12:21:00Z

    Image: Volkswagen The Volkswagen Group is to take over WirelessCar, a Swedish telematics specialist, from Volvo, buying a 75.1pc stake to support its connected vehicle ecosystem. WirelessCar, founded in 1999 and based in Gothenburg, has developed a series of in-car services such as billing and concierge, safety ...

  • Volvo Cars to embed Google Assistant, Google Play Store and Google Maps in next-generation infotainment system
    Article

    Volvo Cars and Ericsson sign further five-year deal for Connected Vehicle Cloud

    2018-11-30T17:48:00Z

    Image: Volvo Cars The Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform will be provided to Volvo Cars worldwide in a five-year deal which extends the two firms’ existing agreement. This is Ericsson’s largest supply contract for the CVC yet, and will form the basis for Volvo’s provision of ...

  • Volvo Cars and Luminar show groundbreaking autonomous technology development at Automobility LA 2018
    Article

    Volvo Cars and Luminar demonstrate LiDAR for autonomy in LA

    2018-11-28T17:25:00Z

    Image: Volvo Cars Volvo Cars is showing no actual cars at the Los Angeles auto show (now known as Automobility LA) this week – it has instead elected to “demonstrate its vision” for the future of mobility – but it is exhibiting the LiDAR sensor and perception ...

  • Volkswagen Showcar ID. CROZZ
    Article

    Volkswagen announces self-driving MaaS venture in Israel, joins Baidu Apollo consortium in China; Volvo also to collaborate with Baidu

    2018-11-02T16:23:00Z

    Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen Group is to establish a self-driving Mobility as a Service (MaaS) venture in Israel with partners Mobileye and Champion Motors. It will provide a fleet of electric vehicles for the New Mobility in Israel operation; Mobileye will provide its Level 4 AV hardware, map ...

  • nvidia.automotiveIT
    Article

    Nvidia CEO sees “gigantic opportunities" for auto industry

    2018-10-11T13:03:00Z

    Nvidia CEO Huang says current level 2 vehicle technology is “not very good” (Photo: Nvidia) MUNICH – Jensen Huang isn’t bothered by the differences between the five levels of autonomy that the US-based Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has defined for driverless cars. “As long as it ...

  • Volvo 360c Exterior
    Article

    Volvo to adopt Nvidia technology to usher in Level 2+ automated driving features in next generation models

    2018-10-10T15:41:28Z

    Nvidia’s Drive AGX Xavier technology will provide the Swedish premium car group with a computing platform that offers more power for advanced driver assistance systems and the flexibility to upgrade the car’s functions if and when needed. Nvidia’s technology will deliver “Level 2+” automated driving features, indicating it will ...

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    Article

    Volvo invests in Luminar for autonomous vehicle sensors

    2018-06-19T16:15:14Z

    Luminar says its technology offers more range and a higher resolution (Image: Luminar) The newly-founded Volvo Cars Tech Fund has invested in Luminar, which develops lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles. The move by the Swedish carmaker builds on an existing collaboration with the start-up, which has facilities in Palo ...

  • Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks share live vehicle data to improve traffic safety
    Article

    Volvo Cars to embed Google services into next-gen infotainment

    2018-05-09T12:51:56Z

    Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks sharing live data Image: Volvo Cars Volvo Cars is to embed Google Assistant voice controls, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Android-based Sensus infotainment system. The Swedish carmaker also said its vehicle would in future start sharing ...

  • volvo amazon key_crop
    Article

    Amazon Key unlocks Volvo and GM vehicles for parcel deliveries

    2018-04-30T11:50:26Z

    Amazon Prime in-car delivery (Image: Volvo) Both Volvo Cars and General Motors have announced the addition of the Amazon Key app to their respective connected services in the USA. This will be available to customers in 37 US cities and their surrounding areas, with more locations to follow. For ...

  • bmw-connected-china-
    Article

    BMW, Daimler, Audi and Volvo integrate Alibaba Tmall Genie voice assistant

    2018-04-26T13:03:24Z

    Tmall Genie device and BMW Connected app (Image: BMW) BMW, Daimler, Audi and Volvo have all announced that Tmall Genie, Alibaba AI Labs’ smart voice assistant, will be integrated into their digital ecosystems for Chinese consumers. Users with Tmall Genie-equipped devices at home will be able to remotely access ...

  • lynk & co.automotiveIT
    Article

    Lynk & Co plans online retail, subscription model

    2018-04-02T14:53:09Z

    The Lynk & Co 02 crossover was unveiled in Amsterdam (Photo: Bongard) AMSTERDAM -- Lynk & Co, which unveiled a new, smaller car model here last week, will also launch a new approach to car retailing in Europe. The Chinese brand, which, like its sister company Volvo Cars, is ...

  • mercedes.porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    Mercedes, Porsche join other brands in testing flat-rate subscription models

    2018-03-09T11:52:07Z

    Mercedes will let customers drive 12 vehicles at a flat rate (Photo: Mercedes) Mercedes-Benz will offer a flat rate to customers wanting to switch cars during the year, in a pilot project with two German dealer groups, Lueg and Beresa. The German premium car brand said the rate, which ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Geely acquires 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks

    2018-01-04T12:24:21Z

    Volvo Trucks and Volvo Cars once were part of the same company (Photo: AB Volvo) Geely Holding said it had reached agreement to acquire 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks, strengthening the Chinese automotive group's international operations and raising the possibility that the two separate Swedish companies bearing the Volvo ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo Cars to add electric motors to all models

    2017-07-06T15:59:16Z

    Volvo's mild hybrid is one of three types of EVs the company plans to roll out (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars, in a move aimed at distinguishing itself from its big premium-segment competitors, said it will equip all cars it launches from 2019 onwards with electric motors. The decision doesn't ...

  • lotus.automotiveIT
    Article

    China's Geely to acquire stakes in Lotus, Proton

    2017-05-24T11:30:02Z

    Lotus makes sports cars and racing cars (Photo: Lotus) Geely Automobile said its parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, has agreed in principle to buy significant equity stakes in Malaysian carmaker Proton and Proton-owned British specialty race car company Lotus. In a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo Cars: Traffic data should be shared

    2017-04-03T13:33:35Z

    Volvo's Samuelsson says Level 3 autonomous vehicles are unsafe (Photo: Volvo Cars) Governments and carmakers should share traffic data to improve global traffic safety, Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson said Monday. Speaking at a European Union conference on connected and automated driving, the Volvo chief said the Swedish carmaker ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    New Volvos to feature Skype for Business

    2016-12-29T13:07:04Z

    Volvo may also add Cortana voice software to its connectivity platform (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars said its new 90 Series cars will offer the Skype for Business communication tool. The option marks a further addition to the auto industry's growing range of connected services. The Swedish premium car ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo Cars appoints new R&D boss

    2016-12-07T11:13:11Z

    Green joined Volvo in 1996 and has held several management positions in Sweden and China (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars has appointed Henrik Green senior vice president research & development, moving a company insider into a key management position. Green, 43, is currently in charge of sales and production planning ...

  • Audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo's Mertens to be next Audi R&D chief

    2016-11-24T17:27:39Z

    Peter Mertens (Photo: Audi) Audi looked to Volvo Cars for a senior development executive for the second time this year, announcing Thursday that Peter Mertens will become its next head of research and development. Mertens is Volvo's senior vice president R&D. He succeeds Stefan Knirsch, who left Audi in ...