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Volvo just staked a claim on this cutting-edge driverless car tech

Volvo just staked a claim on this cutting-edge driverless car tech

Volvo has inked a deal with LIDAR-maker Luminar, that will see the car company take a stake in the sensor maker for autonomous vehicles. The investment is the first from the newly-founded Volvo Cars Tech Fund, which the Swedish automaker plans to use to to give its upcoming vehicles an edge when it comes to things like driverless technology.

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Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo may have spun Polestar out as its electrified sports car brand for the future, but it's still looking to the EV experts to give its core model range a performance boost. The automaker has confirmed that the new Volvo 60 Series will be available in a Polestar Engineered form, with its hybrid drivetrain given a more aggressive twist.

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Fatal autonomous Uber crash report says car wasn’t programmed to brake

Fatal autonomous Uber crash report says car wasn’t programmed to brake

The initial report on the Uber self-driving car crash that saw a pedestrian killed in Arizona has been released, with the NTSB putting the spotlight on the vehicle's emergency braking system. While the preliminary report does not go into analysis of the crash, nor reach any conclusion about who - or what - was at fault, it does reveal more of the circumstances of the incident in March.

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Volvo to phase out Diesel engines in favor of gas and hybrid tech

Volvo to phase out Diesel engines in favor of gas and hybrid tech

In Europe, the diesel engine has long been a favorite in cars and SUVs of all sorts, but in the States, buyers have largely stayed away from diesel rides. Volvo is gearing up to begin migrating away from diesel power, something it has traditionally offered as an option on all models, in favor of greener gas engines and hybrid systems. The first modern Volvo model to lack a diesel option will be the S60.

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Intel is counting on Android P to get its chips into cars

Intel is counting on Android P to get its chips into cars

Intel may have missed out on getting into smartphones, but it's not willing to do the same with smart cars, and it could well ride Android P's coattails to do it. The chip-maker has confirmed today that it's powering Volvo's new Android-based infotainment system that the Swedish automaker will be deploying on future vehicles.

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Volvo cars and trucks to share live vehicle data for safety

Volvo cars and trucks to share live vehicle data for safety

Volvo has announced that Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks will share real-time data to help expand the connected safety technology Volvo is famous for. The data sharing will use a cloud-based system to allow the vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of hazards nearby. This marks the first time that Volvo Cars will share safety-related data with another company (Volvo Trucks is a different company).

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Volvo is baking Google Assistant, Maps and Android apps into its next cars

Volvo is baking Google Assistant, Maps and Android apps into its next cars

Volvo plans to bake Google Maps, the Google Assistant, and other services into its dashboards, offering the functionality regardless of the type of smartphone drivers might have. The new feature was announced on the eve of Google I/O 2018, the search giant's annual developer event.

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Polestar 1 officially priced at $155,000

Polestar 1 officially priced at $155,000

One key bit of information that has been unknown about the sexy Polestar 1 is the price. That pricing has been officially announced at Auto China 2018. Pricing for the Polestar 1 will be 1.45 million RMB in China, 155,000 euros in Europe, and $155,000 in the US. Details on the subscription pricing for the Polestar 1 have yet to be announced.

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Amazon Key In-Car Delivery: 5 quick facts you should know

Amazon Key In-Car Delivery: 5 quick facts you should know

We need to talk about Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, and not just because Amazon announced it formally this week. Today I'm going to run down 5 main points you need to be aware of, whether or not you'll be participating in Amazon's futuristic product delivery adventure. The first and most important point here is: Amazon doesn't get a copy of your car key - they don't need it.

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Volvo newest 3-seat concept car’s cabin is a light and scent haven

Volvo newest 3-seat concept car’s cabin is a light and scent haven

Volvo has brought the Northern Lights into its most luxurious car, with a new S90 Ambience Concept promising maximum sensory sway for those who have a driver to focus on the road. Set to debut at the Beijing Auto Show in China, the concept car shows what Volvo describes as a luxury beyond just materials and design.

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Volvo Trucks Volvo FL Electric semi debuts

Volvo Trucks Volvo FL Electric semi debuts

Volvo Trucks has announced its own electric semi to battle the Tesla Semi in Europe. The new Volvo truck is called the Volvo FL Electric and it is aimed specifically at urban distribution, refuse operations and other applications. Volvo will begin to produce and sell the truck in Europe next year.

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Car subscriptions get imaginative at New York Auto Show

Car subscriptions get imaginative at New York Auto Show

Among the shiny new cars, crossovers, and SUVs of the New York International Auto Show this week, enthusiasm for subscription ownership is quietly growing. The smartphone-style model - where, rather than a lease or finance purchase, drivers pay a single fee each month that includes the car, its insurance, servicing, and other common costs - is slowly gaining traction, as unexpectedly good news from Volvo confirmed. In this brave new world of alternative ownership, though, there's still plenty of room to differentiate yourself and your offer.

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