Category Archives: Volvo

Volvo Lets You Keep the High Beams on at All Times

For most, high beams are passive. They require the driver’s interaction to go back and forth toggling manually. If a driver forgets, they can blind oncoming traffic very easily. It’s not just annoying. It’s potentially dangerous.

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Volvo Partners With Ericsson To Deliver Global Connected Car Services

Volvo Car Group and electronics giant Ericsson are poised to advance the technical development of industry-leading innovations for automotive Internet services. Volvo’s expertise in driver behavior and traffic security requirements, along with Ericsson’s consulting and systems integration expertise, will be … Continue reading

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Volvo Cuts Electric Car Recharging Time To 90 Minutes

Volvo is testing a new quick-charger for electric cars that will cut recharging time to an unbelievable 90 minutes. The quick-charger operates six times faster than today’s on-board devices.

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Volvo Partners With Mitsubishi To Develop Infotainment Technology

Volvo has announced they will partner with electronic equipment supplier Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to provide the next-generation infotainment system for future Volvo models.

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Smaller Automakers Lead October Sales Increase

Substantial increases from Chrysler, Nissan and Hyundai-Kia helped the industry to an 8 percent rise for October, compared to the same period a year ago. Charlotte Mitsubishi Dealerships said that total sales of 1,021,185 light vehicles last month bring the annualized … Continue reading

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Volvo Recalls 19,600 Vehicles for … a Decal

The automaker is recalling 2006-2012 C70s and 2011-2012 S60s that came with the optional accessory spare tire kit. Turns out there’s a misprint on a label, which could lead to improper inflation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration points out … Continue reading

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Volvo Shrinks Its Engines To Boost MPG

Amid tougher emissions rules in Europe, the United States and China, Volvo is doing away with its five- and six-cylinder engines. Beginning in 2013, the Swedish automaker will offer engines with no more than four cylinders. In a recent interview … Continue reading

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Video: Volvo Tests Self-Driving Cars In Europe

Wouldn’t it be nice to commute to work without having to navigate through gridlock like Frogger? Technology being developed by Volvo and other European companies might make that scenario a reality. Recently, Volvo’s “road train” entered real-world testing near Gothenburg, … Continue reading

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Volvo Perfects Flywheel Technology To Cut Fuel Consumption

Volvo’s Flywheel Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) is the automaker’s solution for reducing fuel consumption and recapturing energy that’s normally lost during braking. The system is capable of sending up to 80 additional horsepower to the rear wheels, while curbing … Continue reading

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Volvo Quietly Plots EV Dominance

Although Volvo has not been named in the buzz surrounding the upcoming string of EVs and plug-in hybrids, that doesn’t mean the Swedish brand isn’t getting into the action. Volvo is quietly testing and refining several vehicles before they go … Continue reading

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