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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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Volvo Valet lets owners get vehicle service without leaving home

Volvo Valet lets owners get vehicle service without leaving home

With coronavirus ravaging the nation, most people are looking for any way possible to avoid having to go out in public where they could potentially get infected. Volvo has announced a new service called Volvo Valet that is a premium pickup and drop-off service for vehicle maintenance in the United States. The service offers owners exclusive access to maintenance services to allow owners to have the car serviced without leaving home or the office.

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Volvo just made a big electrification move ahead of its XC40 Recharge EV

Volvo just made a big electrification move ahead of its XC40 Recharge EV

Volvo's first fully-electric car may not be ready until late this year, but that isn't stopping the Swedish automaker from expanding availability of its hybrid tech. Along with revealing the 2021 Volvo S90, 2021 V90, and 2021 V90 Cross Country today, each refreshed for the new model year, Volvo also confirmed that it would be offering its mild hybrid system on every model in its line-up.

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Volvo Recharge explained: A big bet and tough decisions on electric cars

Volvo Recharge explained: A big bet and tough decisions on electric cars

The Volvo XC40 Recharge may look familiar but, like the taste of Swedish pickled herring, the impact of the new all-electric crossover could be lasting. Revealed today - well in advance of its arrival on US dealer forecourts - the XC40 Recharge will sit at the top end of the 40 Series and be a car of firsts for Volvo. Read on for six things you need to know about Volvo's huge EV shake-up.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge all-electric crossover revealed: Range, Speed, Tech, Price

Volvo XC40 Recharge all-electric crossover revealed: Range, Speed, Tech, Price

Volvo has revealed its first all-electric crossover, the fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge, the first vehicle of the automaker's grand plan to shift to electrification. As the name suggests, the XC40 Recharge puts its plug-in credentials front and center, with a range of more than 400 kilometers (249 miles) on the WLTP cycle, and a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds.

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Volvo XC40 is first to get Android-powered infotainment system

Volvo XC40 is first to get Android-powered infotainment system

Volvo has announced that its electric car called the XC40, is the first automobile to get a new infotainment system that is powered by Android. The new infotainment system promises unprecedented personalization, improved levels of intuitiveness, and new embedded Google technologies and services.

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Volvo and Geely just made a huge engine decision

Volvo and Geely just made a huge engine decision

The Swedes may have a reputation for making safe decisions, but Volvo is threatening to upend that with news that it plans to split off its combustion engine production as it refocuses on electrification. The automaker has announced plans with parent company Geely to merge their respective ICE (internal combustion engine) operations into a single, new, standalone business.

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We took the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country out on ice, now we hit the dirt

We took the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country out on ice, now we hit the dirt

The ungenerous might accuse Volvo of masochism. American drivers have shown themselves to be mostly unmoved by the appeal of a capable wagon, and yet the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country refuses to give up on the category. Flying in the face of SUVs and crossovers, it's an unexpectedly compelling reminder that sometimes you just don't realize what you're missing out on.

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