Volvo Is Going To Let The Actual Public Operate Its Autonomous Cars

Volvo announced this morning that it's about to let 100 real, actual, normal members of the public sit behind the wheel of new XC90s — and not drive them. That's because these cars are completely autonomous, and only in the virtual hands of the inept and mechanical-ham-fisted public can robo-cars truly be tested. » 2/19/15 10:20am 2/19/15 10:20am

Volvo Says It's Pulling Out Of Motorsports, Everyone Cry Now

Volvo, the last bastion of Swedenism in the automotive landscape, was holding the line in motorsports, with entries in the Swedish Touring Car Championship and Australian V8 Supercars. And now Volvo just said that they won't be continuing after the contracts run out, and they're pulling out of racing entirely. » 12/16/14 8:05pm 12/16/14 8:05pm

Why Volvo Thinks It Can Eliminate All Deaths In Its Cars By 2020

Safety is a science-based religion at Volvo – its founders named "humans" the most important part of a car in the early thirties. Their latest project, Vision 2020, set the goal of eliminating death in all of their new cars in five years time. For most companies that would seem utopian nonsense, but this is the… » 12/09/14 12:05pm 12/09/14 12:05pm