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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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Volvo turns dump truck into RC car, gives 4-year-old the controls

Volvo turns dump truck into RC car, gives 4-year-old the controls

There's probably a dozen different ways to advertise a dump truck, and they're probably all boring compared to this. Volvo has unveiled its new FMX, an 18-ton, 540hp, 8x6 all-wheel-drive construction dump truck. In order to promote the thing, Volvo basically turned it into a remote-controlled car, able to be driven from a remote location via custom-made controls, and then handed it over to a four-year-old to play with.

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New Volvo S90 has Swedish take on luxe and autopilot

New Volvo S90 has Swedish take on luxe and autopilot

Volvo's Swedish parents might be self-effacing, but the car firm is hoping to put the frighteners on Mercedes and Audi with the new S90. A bold and curvy luxury sedan, the new flagship for Volvo's line-up has been revealed today, complete with styling cues borrowed from the XC90 SUV and a semi-autonomous drive feature, dubbed Pilot Assist.

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Volvo lets PostNord deliver Christmas Gifts to your car

Volvo lets PostNord deliver Christmas Gifts to your car

Volvo has announced a deal with a company called PostNord, a logistics supplier in the Nordic region, and Lekmer.com an online toy and baby goods store in the Nordic region. The deal is also good or Mat.se, a Swedish online grocery store, and will allow buyers to make purchases this Christmas season and have the items delivered to their car.

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Volvo teams with Microsoft HoloLens for virtual car buying

Volvo teams with Microsoft HoloLens for virtual car buying

In the near future, car buyers may find themselves putting on Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality headset in order to check out a Volvo in a kind of virtual showroom. The car manufacturer has announced a partnership with Microsoft to incorporate the HoloLens into the car buying experience. The concept they debuted today images a customer and car dealer putting on the headset and interacting with a holographic car.

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Why Volvo’s autonomous car concept is the most realistic yet

Why Volvo’s autonomous car concept is the most realistic yet

Volvo's autonomous car cabin might look like a Michael Bay movie, but the Concept 26 dashboard has a surprising vein of practicality most rivals are yet to attempt. The huge swiveling touchscreen and motorized wheel have the theater of a designer's fancy, but the sensible Swedes have actually thought through a lot more than how to build big, eye-catching displays into cars somewhere in a nebulous future.

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Volvo Concept 26 Shows Autonomous Can be Pretty, too

Volvo Concept 26 Shows Autonomous Can be Pretty, too

The Volvo Concept 26 has just debuted at the LA Auto Show, and the interior concept highlights a striking vision of what autonomous driving could look like. Not bothering with an actual exterior, the idea here is to ruminate on what one might do if you suddenly had free time.

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Polestar hops up Volvo XC90 SUV

Polestar hops up Volvo XC90 SUV

Polestar has been in the limelight over the last few years making some Volvo cars actually desirable. Take the Volvo V60 Polestar wagon, one of the hottest cars to ever wear the Volvo badge. Polestar has now turned its hand toward making a larger Volvo people movie more fun to drive with a Polestar-ified XC90 SUV.

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Volvo talks electrification with all-EV model due 2019

Volvo talks electrification with all-EV model due 2019

Automakers are falling over themselves to talk electrification plans in the aftermath of VW's diesel woes, and Volvo is latest to the plate. The Swedish firm has promised a fully electric car by 2019, but in the meantime will flesh out its range with more plug-in hybrids like the XC90 T8 Twin Engine.

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Polestar Cyan Racing enters FIA WTCC Series with S60 Polestar racers

Polestar Cyan Racing enters FIA WTCC Series with S60 Polestar racers

Polestar Cyan Racing has announced that it plans to enter into the FIA World Touring Car Championship racing series in 2016. The race team will enter the fray with a sweet pair of Volvo S60 Polestar racing cars. The program is a multi-year deal and the announcement comes on the 30th anniversary of Volvo winning the 1985 European Touring Car Championship.

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Volvo ready to take responsibility for erring autonomous cars

Volvo ready to take responsibility for erring autonomous cars

Realistically speaking, we're probably still a few years away from seeing fully self-driving cars on public roads, but Volvo wants to get the legal ball rolling even while such cars are still in development. Becoming the first ever car maker to have the guts to make a very early promise, Volvo Cars president and CEO Håkan Samuelsson says that the company is prepared to be legally liable for any mishap caused by its cars when driving in autonomous mode. Hopefully by then, reported accidents won't be as many.

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Volvo garbage truck concept has a robot do all the lifting

Volvo garbage truck concept has a robot do all the lifting

Volvo has just announced a new joint venture product that aims to develop small, quiet robots that pick up your trash. Dubbed ROAR, for Robot-based Autonomous Refuse handling, the robots act as assistants to garbage truck drivers, taking care of the heavy lifting so they don't have to, and performing the task much more discreetly than the loud automated claw arms (seen above) in wide use today. It also helps to make the idea more appealing with the robots' concept design looking like something right out of a Pixar movie.

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