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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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Volvo cars will take voice commands from the Microsoft Band 2

Volvo cars will take voice commands from the Microsoft Band 2

Volvo has announced that starting this spring, Microsoft Band 2 owners will be able to use the wearable to control their vehicle with just their voice. No, you won't be able to tell your new XC90 to swing around the block and pick you up, but you will be able to remotely unlock the doors, turn on the heater, set navigation, honk the horn, and flash the headlights.

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Here’s what CarPlay costs on the Volvo XC90

Here’s what CarPlay costs on the Volvo XC90

Volvo has begun offering CarPlay for its XC90 SUV, promising existing owners a free upgrade while confirming how much it'll cost in the showroom. Sales of the XC90 began earlier this year, prior to Apple's iPhone-connected infotainment system being available for the SUV, but Volvo promised fresh software to early drivers when it was ready.

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Volvo S90’s take on self-driving is big animals and bad traffic

Volvo S90’s take on self-driving is big animals and bad traffic

Volvo's new 2017 S90 isn't just the Swedish riposte to German luxury sedans, but a thoroughly Scandinavian take on increasingly intelligent cars. Unveiled earlier this week, the new car debuts the next significant step on Volvo's path to true autonomous driving, dubbed Pilot Assist.

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