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Turns out, we can’t be trusted to use high-tech car assistance tech safely

Turns out, we can’t be trusted to use high-tech car assistance tech safely

Advanced driver assistance systems that help drivers stay in lane and keep pace with highway traffic also lead to a big uptick in driver disengagement, a new study by IIHS concludes, as users get complacent about just what the tech can and can't do. It's likely to be another controversial addition to the arguments between safety regulators and automakers, over just how safe so-called Level 2 systems can be.

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Volvo dropped vehicles from a crane for extreme crash testing

Volvo dropped vehicles from a crane for extreme crash testing

A new video has surfaced that shows Volvo attaching one of its XC 40 SUVs, and other cars, to a crane. These vehicles are connected to the crane and then hoisted 30 meters into the air. Once in the air, the SUV was released where it plummets to the ground smashing hood first into steel plates on the ground.

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This Volvo P1800 Cyan is a restomodder’s dream come true

This Volvo P1800 Cyan is a restomodder’s dream come true

Swedish automaker Volvo and touring car racing world champion team Cyan Racing were kind enough to give us a thorough glimpse of its ‘newest’ P1800 restomod. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Volvo’s iconic 2+2 GT sports car, the new version is essentially a 1960s Volvo P1800 infused with modern day performance.

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Volvo trims its car subscription to just four months

Volvo trims its car subscription to just four months

Volvo has tweaked its subscription car service, bringing forward the cancellation period on Care by Volvo so that drivers can return the car after just four months. Launched in 2017, the subscription competes with vehicle leasing, and includes not only the Volvo itself but insurance, servicing, and other fees in a single monthly payment.

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge gets a price and a charging network

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge gets a price and a charging network

Volvo has priced up its new all-electric crossover, with the 2021 XC40 Recharge getting not only US pricing but a nationwide charging network to go with it. Headed to dealerships later in the year, the XC40 Recharge is the electric version of the regular XC40 compact SUV, swapping the turbocharged and supercharged gas engines for 402 horsepower of EV motor.

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Volvo and Polestar’s electric Tesla rivals get their official EPA range results

Volvo and Polestar’s electric Tesla rivals get their official EPA range results

Two of the most eagerly-anticipated new electric cars of the year have their official US range figures, with the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge and the 2021 Polestar 2 finally getting EPA test results. The two EVs could reasonably be described as cousins, given their similarities under the sheet metal and indeed in the cabin, with Polestar being Volvo's electric collaboration with Geely.

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Volvo begins production of 2021 XC40 Recharge EV

Volvo begins production of 2021 XC40 Recharge EV

After revealing the Volvo XC40 Recharge EV crossover late last year, the Swedish carmaker recently announced that production for its first-ever all-electric vehicle has begun this month. Aiming to reduce its CO2 footprint per car by 40-percent by 2024 – Volvo is also expecting 50-percent of global sales to consist of fully electric cars by then – the 2021 XC40 Recharge EV will arrive at European dealerships in mid-October 2020.

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Waymo and Volvo team to work on self-driving cars

Waymo and Volvo team to work on self-driving cars

Waymo and Volvo Car Group announced an expanded partnership that is intended to create a collaboration enabling easy integration of vehicles with the Waymo Driver. The integration will make the vehicles well-suited to ride-hailing, local delivery, tracking, and personal car ownership. Waymo is now the exclusive global L4 partner for the Volvo Car Group.

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Volvo has switched on its controversial top speed limit

Volvo has switched on its controversial top speed limit

Volvo has implemented its controversial speed limit on its new cars, limiting the top speed of its SUVs, sedans, and wagons in the name of road safety. Announced last year, the plan also sees each new Volvo come with the automaker's Care Key, a special key that allows extra limits to be placed on the vehicle before a less experienced driver is allowed behind the wheel.

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2024 Volvo XC100 luxury SUV tipped to make all-electric gamble

2024 Volvo XC100 luxury SUV tipped to make all-electric gamble

Volvo is planning a luxury flagship SUV with coupe styling and an all-electric drivetrain, it's reported, taking on prestige rivals like the Audi Q8 and BMW X6. The new SUV is expected to launch as the 2024 Volvo XC100, slotting in above the XC90 three-row SUV and taking advantage of the Swedish automaker's focus on electrification.

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Volvo reveals the self-driving tech its cars will include from 2022

Volvo reveals the self-driving tech its cars will include from 2022

Volvo will offer autonomous-ready cars that could drive themselves on the highway with no interaction or monitoring by a human driver from 2022, the automaker has announced today, tapping a highly-integrated LIDAR sensor for the advanced assistance feature. Volvo Highway Pilot will build on the company's current Pilot Assist technology, but the driver of the car will no longer be responsible while on certain stretches of road.

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Daimler and Volvo team on hydrogen trucks – and the stakes are high

Daimler and Volvo team on hydrogen trucks – and the stakes are high

Volvo and Mercedes-parent Daimler have inked a deal on a new hydrogen truck joint venture, building fuel-cell powered haulage and buses for greener transportation. The 50-50 project will see Volvo Group spend around $650 million to jump in, while Daimler contributes its existing work on fuel-cells.

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