• volvo fast charger.automotiveIT

    Volvo tests faster battery charging


    Volvo says its new charger provides 80km of EV range after 30 minutes (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars is testing a new technology to recharge electric-vehicle batteries in 1.5 hours. The time it takes to recharge a battery and the relatively short driving ranges of today's EVs are two of ...

  • volvo samuelsson.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars appoints Hakan Samuelsson as new CEO


    Former MAN CEO Samuelsson has 35 years of auto-industry experience (Photo: MAN) Volvo Cars has appointed former MAN boss Hakan Samuelsson CEO of the Swedish automaker, succeeding Stefan Jacoby, who suffered a mild stroke in September. Jacoby will leave the company "after an amicable agreement," Volvo said. The appointment ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Automated emergency brakes seen cutting pedestrian injuries


    Volvo offers pedestrian detection with full autonomous braking on the V40 (Photo: Volvo) Emergency braking systems would go a long way toward further reducing pedestrian casualties in traffic accidents, according to a study conducted by the German insurance industry. The study, carried out by the accident research unit (UDV) of ...

  • volvo sartre.automotiveIT

    A successful road test of vehicle platooning


    In the Sartre roadtrain test, gaps between vehicles driving 85 km/h were only 6 meters (Photo: Volvo Car) A consortium that includes Volvo Car and Volvo Trucks successfully conducted a public road test of platooning, an experimental technology that lets vehicles automatically follow a lead vehicle with the help of ...

  • volvo sensus.automotiveIT

    Mitsubishi Electric develops Volvo's infotainment system


    Volvo’s new V40 has a fully graphic instrument cluster. The driver can choose from three themes(Photo: Volvo) Volvo Car has selected Mitsubishi Electric to develop a next-generation infotainment system that will be on all new Volvo models from November, 2013. The Swedish carmaker said the new system will work in ...

  • pwc m&a.automotiveIT

    PwC study: More Chinese automotive acquisitions likely


    German locking systems maker Kiekert was bought by China’s Hebei and PwC thinks more such acquisitions are in the offing (Photo: Kiekert) Chinese ”“ and Asian -companies, looking to improve their competitive standing, are stepping up their role in the consolidation of the global auto industry, according to a report ...

  • volvo v40.automotiveIT

    Geneva: Volvo's new V40 features pedestrian airbag


    The new Volvo V40’s pedestrian airbag is a world first (Photo: Volvo) Volvo's new V40 model will feature a new kind of airbag that covers the front of the car in a collision with a pedestrian. The Swedish automaker said the new V40, which will be officially unveiled at the ...

  • volvo elviis.automotiveIT

    Volvo in smart-charging EV partnership


    Volvo wants drivers to manage EV charging from their smartphone (Photo: Volvo) Volvo is joining a cross-industry research group that wants to develop a smart on-board concept for controlling measuring and paying for electricity when charging electric-vehicle batteries. The Swedish research initiative, which is called ELVIIS (Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra ...

  • volvo jacoby.automotiveIT

    In interview, Volvo's CEO says less is more in infotainment


    Volvo CEO Jacoby shows the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid concept at the Detroit auto show (Photo: Volvo) DETROIT -- Volvo Car CEO Stefan Jacoby believes the Swedish carmaker can compete with its premium rivals in the field of new automotive electronics systems by providing less, rather than more. "Consumers don't need ...

  • Volvo Siemens.automotiveIT

    Volvo Car, Siemens plan to cooperate on electric vehicles


    From year-end, Volvo’s C30 Electric will have Siemens electric-power technology inside (Photo: Siemens) Volvo Car Corporation and Siemens announced plans for an extensive strategic cooperation in the area of electric vehicles. The two companies said they will focus on the joint development of electrical drive technology, power electronics and charging ...