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Volvo is taking its Sunfleet car-sharing service global

Volvo is taking its Sunfleet car-sharing service global

These days, just about every big-name car manufacturer is launching their own car-sharing service. This includes GM, Ford, BMW, and Toyota. But it turns out that Volvo has been doing it for almost 20 years already, running the Sunfleet service in its home country of Sweden since 1998. Now Volvo reveals that its ready to expand the service and take it global, in turn keeping up with the recent "shared mobility" trend.

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Volvo 90 Series cars get Skype for Business integration

Volvo 90 Series cars get Skype for Business integration

Volvo Car Group has announced Skype for Business integration for the automaker’s 90 Series vehicles. This integration will increase drivers’ productivity by bringing Skype for Business to the cars’ large center display, making it possible to see what upcoming meetings are in the pipeline, who is attending, and more. The company also said it is exploring the idea of using Cortana.

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The 5 Most Impressive New Cars I Drove In 2016

The 5 Most Impressive New Cars I Drove In 2016

I'm fortunate in that I have the opportunity to drive almost every new car that makes it to the market in any given calendar year. With roughly 100 steering wheels passing through my hands over that period of time, you might be surprised to learn that very few cars, trucks, or SUVs make it onto my 'naughty' list - that is to say, automobiles have become so universally competent that it's fairly difficult to buy one that's objectively 'bad' in any meaningful way.

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Uber and Volvo’s self-driving cars are in California purgatory

Uber and Volvo’s self-driving cars are in California purgatory

Uber's self-driving cars have been strong-armed off the road, with the California DMV yanking the vehicles' registrations after the ride-sharing firm refused to apply for proper permits. The fleet of sixteen customized Volvo XC90 SUVs had courted controversy, after Uber first set them loose in San Francisco without bothering to secure autonomous vehicle licenses, then refused to concede to the DMV's demands to freeze the trials. It leaves Uber's self-driving project - and indeed the plans Volvo has for autonomous vehicles - in potential disarray.

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Tesla just grabbed Volvo’s ridiculously good cabin designer

Tesla just grabbed Volvo’s ridiculously good cabin designer

Tesla has snatched Volvo's head of interior engineering, importing Swedish designer Anders Bell to California to presumably give its future electric cars better cabins. Bell confirmed the move on his LinkedIn profile this week. At Tesla, he will be senior director of engineering.

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Uber’s self-driving cars roll into San Francisco

Uber’s self-driving cars roll into San Francisco

After launching in Pittsburgh earlier this year, Uber's self-driving cars have made their way to San Francisco. As is the case with the Pittsburgh roll out, Uber's self-driving fleet in San Francisco won't be fully autonomous. In other words, if you were looking forward to a ride in an otherwise empty car, you're not going to find it on an Uber trip.

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Volvo trials concierge app to refuel and relocate your car

Volvo trials concierge app to refuel and relocate your car

A luxury car today means one with leather seats that massage you in traffic, but Volvo is taking a roundabout route to owner-pleasure by removing repetitive chores like filling up the gas tank. The Swedish company has announced a trial of its new concierge service, with which drivers of its most expensive models will be able to delegate the more mundane tasks of car ownership. The pilot will kick off with 300 Volvo owners, though only in a limited area.

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Volvo recalls 74k vehicles in US due to seat belt issues

Volvo recalls 74k vehicles in US due to seat belt issues

Volvo is announcing a recall of 74,000 cars and SUVs in the US this morning. The reason for the recalls stems from a problem with seat belts in the vehicles. Apparently, seat belts in these cars can detach from the buckle during a crash and fail to hold passengers in, which sounds like a pretty big issue.

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10 Canceled Cars that Won’t be Coming Back after 2017

10 Canceled Cars that Won’t be Coming Back after 2017

Not every new car is a success, and over time even the most intriguing models run the risk of being surpassed by more interesting offerings from other companies. It's not always a design, price, or features issue - some slow sellers fall victim to events outside their control, like changing fuel prices, shifting customer buying habits, or fading styling trends. The 10 cars on this list are facing their final year of production before being canceled forever, making this your last chance to snag one of these models.

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The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country might just charm America into wagons

The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country might just charm America into wagons

Volvo has taken the wraps off its latest luxury car, the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country, a beefed-up, ruggedized version of its new V90 wagon. Like the S90 and V90, the new car is a particularly Swedish take on luxury - plenty of leather and open-pore black walnut wood - but, unlike its siblings, the Cross Country specification increases ground clearance by 2.5-inches to 8.3-inches.

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Volvo and auto safety firm team on self-driving car tech spin-off

Volvo and auto safety firm team on self-driving car tech spin-off

With self-driving cars the next big thing in automotive, Volvo has joined forces with an auto safety tech specialist to form a new company that will specialize in
autonomous driving software for future vehicles. The deal, with Autoliv - which is responsible for manufacturing everything from seatbelts and airbags, through to more technological safety kit like night vision and radar sensors - will see new driver-assist and autonomous driving software developed for use both by Volvo and other automakers.

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Uber’s self-driving cars begin real-world tests this month in Pittsburgh

Uber’s self-driving cars begin real-world tests this month in Pittsburgh

Uber riders in Pittsburgh may have something to look forward to this month, as a new report from Bloomberg claims the company will begin testing its fleet of self-driving cars in the city. The test is scheduled to begin later this month, and at first will feature a handful of Volvo XC90 SUVs, with Volvo expected to deliver a fleet of 100 cars by the end of the year.

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