All volvo articles – Page 2

  • lynk.automotiveIT
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    Volvo, Lynk & Co cars to have OTA in 2017

    2016-10-20T18:16:59Z

    The Lynk & Co 01 will be like "a smartphone on wheels" (Photo: Arjen Bongard) BERLIN -- Volvo Cars and its newly established sister brand Lynk & Co will have the ability to update software in their new cars over the air (OTA) next year, a senior Volvo executive ...

  • lynk.automotiveIT
    Article

    A new brand: Connected but not really global yet

    2016-10-20T00:23:34Z

    The Lynk & Co 01 SUV was unveiled at a Gothenburg media event Wednesday (Photo: Geely) GOTHENBURG -- Western carmakers occasionally launch new global brands. In 2015, Hyundai did so with its Genesis luxury marque and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen turned its DS into a separate near-premium brand. But few Chinese automakers ...

  • lynk.automotiveIT
    Article

    China's Geely launches international volume car brand

    2016-10-20T00:15:55Z

    Connectivity is a key attribute of the new Lynk & Co 01 (Photo: Geely) GOTHENBURG -- China's Geely will next year start selling an upmarket global volume brand called Lynk & Co, saying that its first model, the Lynk & Co 01 compact SUV, will be "the most connected ...

  • volvo.uber.automotiveIT
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    Volvo, Autoliv plan autonomous-driving software venture

    2016-09-06T12:17:04Z

    In one of many new alliances, Volvo will also develop driverless cars with Uber (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars and automotive supplier Autoliv plan to jointly develop next-generation autonomous driving software. The two Swedish companies said the planned new venture, which will be headquartered in Gothenburg, will develop advanced driver ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo's Mueller to succeed Hudi as Audi electronics boss

    2016-08-23T15:13:35Z

    Hudi (l) will set up his own consulting business. Mueller will succeed him at Audi (Photo: Audi) Volvo Cars executive Thomas Mueller will succeed Ricky Hudi as head of electrics/electronics at Audi, marking a change in a key position at Volkswagen Group's premium brand. Hudi is leaving Audi at ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo, Uber cooperate on autonomous cars

    2016-08-22T09:56:50Z

    Volvo is conducting real-life tests with its IntelliSafe Autopilot technology (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars and ride-hailing group Uber plan to jointly develop autonomous-cars technologies. The Swedish premium car maker said the two companies will use a Volvo-built “base vehicle” to which Uber will add its own autonomous driving technology. ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "It’s very important that we filter which technologies add value for the consumer"

    2016-04-13T13:54:12Z

    The new S90 sedan will help boost Volvo's sales, Annwall says (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Bjoern Annwall joined Volvo Cars as global head of marketing, sales and customer service in October last year. The former McKinsey consultant succeeded industry veteran Alain Visser in a job that involves transforming the Swedish ...

  • nvidia.automotiveIT
    Article

    CES: Volvo to use Nvidia's deep-learning technology on the road

    2016-01-05T13:36:58Z

    Nvidia CEO Huang shows Drive PX2 at a pre-CES briefing (Photo: Arjen Bongard) LAS VEGAS -- Volvo Cars will operate a test fleet of 100 XC90 SUVs equipped with Nvidia's new deep-learning based computing engine. Nvidia said on the eve of the CES consumer electronics show here that the ...

  • google.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: 20 million autonomous cars by 2025

    2015-12-02T11:18:41Z

    Juniper says Google is the most promising player in driverless cars (Photo: Google) There will be almost 20 million fully autonomous or self-driving vehicles on the world's roads by 2025, according to a new study. The outlook, which adheres to the more optimistic scenarios of some automakers, was presented ...

  • Volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo Cars tests Microsoft's Hololens technology

    2015-11-20T08:43:35Z

    Volvo sees many automotive possibilities for Microsoft's HoloLens technology (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars is working with Microsoft to jointly develop next-generation automotive technologies. The cooperation will look at autonomous driving technologies and the use of connected-car data. Volvo and Microsoft this week demonstrated how the use of Microsoft's HoloLens ...

  • Volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Volvo, a full EV by 2019

    2015-10-15T15:55:00Z

    Volvo will build plug-in hybrid versions of all its models (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars, responding to growing anti-diesel sentiment, said it will build a full electric car that will be on sale by 2019. The Swedish car brand also said it expects that, in two years, one of ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo appoints new sales boss; Visser moves to Geely

    2015-09-30T11:07:09Z

    Alain Visser (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars has appointed Bjorn Anwall, a McKinsey management consultant, to head its global sales and marketing. Anwall replaces Alain Visser, who is taking on a similar sales role at China's Geely, the parent company of Volvo. Visser said in a press release that ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Autoliv joins Volvo's Drive Me autonomous driving project

    2015-09-30T09:10:28Z

    New technologies will let people safely do other things while the car does the driving (Photo: Volvo) Swedish supplier Autoliv has joined the "Drive Me" autonomous driving project started by Volvo Cars. Drive Me, initiated by Volvo Cars in December 2013, involves 100 self-driving Volvos that use public roads ...

  • automotive strategy book.automotiveIT
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    automotiveIT publishes book about car industry's future

    2014-12-21T18:30:15Z

    MUNICH ”“ Germany's Media-Manufaktur has published a book that provides an in-depth look at how the world's biggest car companies are preparing for an era of new mobility. The German business publisher, parent company of automotiveIT and automotiveIT international, said the new 88-page ”“ English-language ”“ book is titled “ ...

  • automotiveIT Congress
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    automotiveIT Congress marks progress on road to connectivity

    2014-07-08T16:53:38Z

    The congress featured a panel discussion on big data in the auto industry (Photo: Sylvia Steinbach) LONDON -- The auto industry is coming to grips with the broad implications of connectivity, but it will be a while before carmakers and drivers will start reaping the full benefits of new ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Volvo Cars tests self-driving vehicles around Gothenburg

    2014-04-29T10:32:06Z

    Volvo says autonomous driving must be part of a broader mobility solution (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars said it is happy with the test results of a fleet of self-driving vehicles that is gaining experience around the city of Gothenburg. "The test cars are now able to handle lane ...

  • automotiveIT Congress London
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    Audi, JLR, Qoros, Genivi executives to speak at automotiveIT International Congress

    2014-04-04T13:30:17Z

    With the speaker lineup almost complete, the automotiveIT International Congress is set to cover topics ranging from connected retail and the role of big data analysis to open-source infotainment and other key trends in 21 st century mobility. The latest additions to the program include Maurits Aalberse, director of ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
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    Apple launches "CarPlay" for Mercedes, Ferrari, Volvo

    2014-03-03T12:03:16Z

    Apple's CarPlay will be available for Mercedes, Ferrari and Volvo shortly (Photo: Apple) Apple said a new iPhone connectivity suite will be available for Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo this week and for other brands at a later date. Apple said its "CarPlay" software can be operated through the car's ...

  • Article

    automotiveIT International Congress, London

    2013-12-19T16:43:55Z

    Connected mobility will be the focus of the automotiveIT International Congress, which will be held in London July 1-2, 2014. It will be the first international event staged by the automotiveIT Group, which publishes German and English-language print and online publications, including the automotiveIT.com Web site. The automotiveIT International Congress ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo Cars: A promising future for cordless EV charging

    2013-11-04T13:24:38Z

    Volvo says its C30 Electric could be cordlessly recharged in 2.5 hours (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars is confident that cordless electric-vehicle charging has a "promising" future. The Sweden-based premium car group said results from a research project in which it participated showed that the technology can help make EV ...