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Volvo's Polestar 2 to debut embedded Google Android

Volvo's first model with Google's Android operating system embedded into the car will be the Polestar 2, a rival to the Tesla Model 3.

Volvo, Luminar take big step in autonomous car development

Volvo and U.S. technology company Luminar say they have achieved a key advancement in lidar sensing and perception, a technology regarded as essential to making self-driving cars safe.

Volvo's surprise for the Los Angeles show: no cars

Volvo will break with auto show tradition in Los Angeles, where it will not have a single car on its stand. The idea is to underline that the disruption the industry is undergoing requires a fresh approach.

Volvo, Baidu team up for Level 4 autonomous EVs in China

Volvo and Chinese Internet giant Baidu will jointly develop electric vehicles capable of Level 4 autonomous driving. It's the latest move by Volvo to become a leading player in the robotaxi market.

Volvo, Baidu to co-develop EVs with Level 4 autonomy for China

Volvo and Chinese Internet giant Baidu will jointly develop electric cars capable of Level 4 autonomous driving. It's the latest move by Volvo to become a leading player in the robotaxi sector.

Volvo invests in vehicle charging technology

Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in a San Francisco-based vehicle charging company called FreeWire Technologies, as part of its plan to electrify its lineup.

Volvo buys stake in EV charging firm FreeWire

Volvo, which has aggressive plans to electrify its lineup starting next year, has acquired a stake in vehicle charging company FreeWire Technologies.

Volvo, Nvidia expand autonomous driving collaboration

Volvo will use chipmaker Nvidia's high-powered Drive AGX Xavier technology to help make its next-generation cars capable of up to hands-free Level 4 autonomous driving. Volvo has said it will offer a Level 4 autonomous driving by 2021.

Automotive News Europe names Eurostars winners for 2018

Eighteen top executives have been named as Eurostars by Automotive News Europe. The 21st annual Eurostars award recognizes executives who have stood out from their rivals by exceeding expectations.

Why Webasto's chief is 'courageously optimistic' on tough sales goal

Webasto aims to boost its sales to 5 billion euros by 2020. But the German supplier worries that the industry could be badly damaged if a trade war between Europe and the U.S. continues to escalate, as Chairman Holger Engelmann explained to Automotive News Europe.

Rising Star starts new adventure

Former Mazda Europe executive and 2017 Rising Star Christian Ohm is starting a new adventure this month.

Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars.

Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars.

Volvo robocar aims to lure short-haul air travelers

Volvo's fully autonomous, fully electric 360c concept car shows the automaker's ideas for winning a large share of the multi-billion dollar short-haul air travel business.

Nissan Leaf provides some twists on road to EV future

A week spent testing Nissan's new Leaf was frustrating logistically but encouraging overall.

Volvo r&d boss vows to turn quality hiccup into a win

Volvo received a wake-up call after it finished third to last in a key quality study. R&D boss Henrik Green wants the lessons learned from the experience to make the new S60's launch the most successful in the company's history from a quality perspective, he told Automotive News Europe.

Volvo counts on V60 wagon to help balance SUV surge

Volvo is counting on the V60 station wagon to provide a strong alternative to buyers who are looking for something other than the SUV body types that have accounted for roughly half of the Swedish brand's global sales this year.

ANE’s 2018 Rising Stars at forefront of industry change

Seventeen young and talented automotive executives have been named as Rising Stars in the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe. The eighth annual Rising Stars awards recognize fast-climbing leaders who are already taking big steps forward in the industry.

Volvo extends global footprint with U.S. factory

Volvo will extend its global manufacturing footprint with the inauguration of its U.S. plant, where it is investing about $1.1 billion to start production this autumn of the S60 for the domestic and global markets.

Volvo deepens ties with lidar startup to speed autonomous push

Volvo is deepening its ties with Luminar, a fast-growing maker of a lidar, which is considered vital to a self-driving car's ability to see the world around it. The move comes a week after Volvo said autonomous vehicles would make up a third of its deliveries by 2025.

Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design feature found in its debut model to at least the next two cars in its lineup.

Volvo will skip Geneva show in product marketing shakeup

Volvo will skip the 2019 Geneva auto show and said its participation in other automotive exhibitions will no longer be a given as it focuses on "purpose-specific communications."

Polestar CEO says North America is brand's hottest market

The market showing the greatest interest so far in Polestar, Volvo's recently launched stand-alone brand for high-performance electrified models, is North America, CEO Thomas Ingenlath said.


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