Peter Mertens

With CMA, Volvo plans to develop cars faster

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Volvo will slash product development time to 20 months when it adds a second new vehicle architecture, r&d chief Peter Mertens said. The replacement for the V40 and other compact cars will use Volvo's new compact modular architecture, or CMA, "and from then on," all cars will take 20 months to develop, he said....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: No German-driven 'rat race' for Volvo

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2015

Volvo r&d boss Peter Mertens is not impressed with the proliferation of models at the Swedish brand's bigger German rivals. “They are in a rat race. We are not going to follow them,” he said....
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Self-driving tech will make Volvos even safer, r&d boss says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2014

As self-driving cars become increasingly important, Volvo has unveiled an ambitious plan to position itself at the forefront of this cutting-edge technology....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Volvo r&d boss shares strategy to take lead in self-driving cars

Aug. 5, 2014 06:01 CET

Volvo wants self-driving cars to be a cornerstone of its efforts to produce the safest cars on the road, the automaker's r&d chief Peter Mertens said....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for August

Aug. 4, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at the potential risks and rewards facing Porsche as it strives to achieve global sales of 200,000 vehicles a year....
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