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Volvo UK to test autonomous cars with real families, real roads

Volvo UK to test autonomous cars with real families, real roads

Last week, Volvo banded together with Google, Ford, and Lyft to form a coalition that will push for safer streets in the US via autonomous driving technologies. In the UK, Volvo is making a similar, perhaps even more aggressive push, also with self-driving cars. Calling it "Drive Me London" the campaign aims to introduce self-driving cars on public roads by putting real-life families inside the cars, and behind the wheels, in what could be both the most ambitious and perhaps most dangerous test of self-driving cars in both continents.

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Volvo’s take on Maybach-style luxury swaps seats for iPads

Volvo’s take on Maybach-style luxury swaps seats for iPads

Volvo may be playing catch-up to the German automakers in the chase for max-opulence, but its latest play shows the top-end S90 could be some very nice digs indeed. The Swedish firm may not be quite ready to reveal its S90 Excellence - the flagship version of the luxury sedan - but it is happy to give us a glimpse of what the interior could look like.

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Volvo sets tough EV goals for this brave new Tesla world

Volvo sets tough EV goals for this brave new Tesla world

Volvo may be one of the old-school when it comes to age, but the Swedish automaker is looking to take on Tesla with an ambitious electrification plan for the next nine years. "By 2025 we will have delivered 1 million electrified cars to the market," Volvo president and CEO Håkan Samuelsson announced today, as part of the company's 2015 sustainability report.

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Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid gets power from other cars

Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid gets power from other cars

Volvo has been making safe cars for decades and one of its latest automobiles is the XC90 T8 Twin Engine Hybrid and as you expect with a hybrid car it can get power from the gas motor or the electric system. Combined the gas and electric motors inside the XC90 T8 produce 400hp making this one of the most powerful Volvo cars ever built. Volvo has devised a very interesting system that allows this plug-in hybrid to get power from other cars.

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Volvo will perform China’s most advanced self-driving car tests

Volvo will perform China’s most advanced self-driving car tests

Volvo has announced plans to conduct China’s “most advanced autonomous driving experiment,” and it’ll involve up to 100 cars. According to the auto maker, efforts to get the experiment underway will be taking place “in the coming months,” though which cities it will happen in hasn’t been determined — Volvo says it will start talking with potential cities soon. Autonomous technology, says Volvo, will be a big contributing factor to better vehicle safety.

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Volvo’s S90 priced up to scare the Germans

Volvo’s S90 priced up to scare the Germans

Volvo has priced up its S90 luxury sedan, undercutting the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW's 5 Series as the Swedish automaker attempts to repeat the success of the XC90 SUV. Revealed in January, the S90 is set to hit dealer forecourts in the US this summer, initially as a pair of gas-only models, but with a plug-in hybrid to follow on. Meanwhile, Volvo is looking to shake up the ordering process with its new Volvo Concierge service.

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Volvo’s drone-guided garbage-lifting robot is now a working prototype

Volvo’s drone-guided garbage-lifting robot is now a working prototype

First announced back in September, Volvo's concept of a small, autonomous robot that picks up and empties trash bins now has a working prototype. The project is dubbed "Roary," for Robot-based Autonomous Refuse handling, and also involves waste recycling company Renova, as well as universities in Sweden and the US.

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Volvo launches Spotify streaming globally in 90 series cars this spring

Volvo launches Spotify streaming globally in 90 series cars this spring

Volvo has announced something that fans of music will appreciate at MWC 2016 in Spain. Volvo has announced that this spring it will launch Spotify streaming in certain cars globally. To begin the Volvo vehicles that get the streaming service will include the XC90, S90, and V90 models.

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Volvo plans to ditch car keys

Volvo plans to ditch car keys

Modern drivers have always needed a key of some sort to start their cars. Many keys today are nothing more than RFID chips inside a fob to open doors and start the car, but they are keys nonetheless. Volvo has a plan to eliminate keys and the automaker says that it will be the first to offer cars without keys starting in 2017.

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The 2017 Volvo V90 shows Sweden still loves wagons (and you should too)

The 2017 Volvo V90 shows Sweden still loves wagons (and you should too)

If there's one thing you can expect from Volvo it's a commitment to wagons, and that's showing up in spades today with the 2017 Volvo V90. The big-butted sibling to the S90 sedan that Volvo brought to the Detroit auto show last month, it's the latest in a long history of "premium estate" cars for those who demand practicality with their Swedish safety.

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2016 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription Review: Chinese takeout

2016 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription Review: Chinese takeout

Volvo is on a roll right now, its XC90 SUV named North American Truck of the Year and anticipation levels high for the S90 sedan unveiled in Detroit last month. Even smooth-talking Swedes can't sustain a whole company on two flagships, however, and so the meat of the range remains the leftovers from before Geely's purchase of the brand.

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2017 Volvo S90 plays Swedish luxe card

2017 Volvo S90 plays Swedish luxe card

When you're taking on the Germans in luxury sedans, you have to go big or go home, but Volvo has opted for both for the new S90. Making its public debut at the NAIAS in Detroit today, the S90 borrows its XC90 sibling's distinctively Swedish take on luxe travel, including a preview of the autonomous driving future Volvo has already said it will stake its reputation on.

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