The system’s current name is Highway Pilot, according to Henrik Green, Volvo’s Senior Vice President of Research & Development. The system will allow you to, “to ‘eat, sleep, work, watch a movie, relax, do whatever,” Green said today, a bold ambition for a company that previously had only said they had planned to be …
The reason an Uber self-driving car fatally struck a pedestrian in March is coming into sharper focus, thanks to the release of a preliminary report on Thursday from the National Transportation Safety Board. But the agency’s findings raise a notable question: If the car—a Volvo XC90 outfitted with Uber’s own…
The current generation of the XC90 might be the safest car of all time, or at least the safest model that doesn’t come with a roll cage, five-point harness, and racing seats. And according to new research, the XC90 hasn’t killed anyone after 14 years on British roads.
Volvo has delayed its Drive Me autonomous car pilot program by four years and will no longer be testing fully-autonomous cars at launch, after initial plans to get the robots rolling by the end of this year. This isn’t very surprising.
You’ll perhaps be as surprised as I was to learn that Volvo offers a car for sale that is over $100,000. But here we are! The XC90 T8 Excellence racks up at $105,895. It seems the brand overestimated the market for a six-figure Volvo. The company is now offering a rebate of over $23,000 to move some units.
I met Volvo for the first time in the year 2000. My dad introduced us, both shy and unsure of our futures, on a balmy summer day not long after my 16th birthday. He’d already paid the $500 dowry, and I had little choice in the matter. That rusty 1985 Volvo 740 Turbo would be mine, ’til death do us part.
Autonomous driving is the future, and automakers are trying to barrel toward it as quickly as possible. But how the technology will function for everyday consumers, not just Tesla enthusiasts, is more of a question mark right now than the technology itself. Volvo wants to change that.
California regulators have ordered Uber to stop its brand new self-driving ride-sharing service in San Francisco on its very first day of operation for not having a state permit necessary for the program, according to the Associated Press.
As if there weren’t gas stations all over the place or something like that, Volvo announced on Thursday that owners will be able to have gas delivered right to their vehicles by using a smartphone app. Owners can also have their cars taken in for a wash or service, because only peasants do that stuff by hand.
The Volvo XC90 Excellence, the sort of vehicle which exists to convey you not just in luxury and style but taste, looks like the sort of thing Old Money people would get if they ever spent their Old Money on anything but private islands. It won’t cost old money prices, however, setting you back just $105,895 for the…
It’s not quite the full Michael Knight experience yet, but as long as you keep saying “in my Volvo” to your watch, you’ll never be alone again.
The 2016 Volvo XC90 is supposed to be the SUV that gets Volvo back in the garages of the moderately wealthy and abundantly sensible. What do you need to know before you buy an XC90? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
Rural Australian drivers don’t really have to worry about psychotic motorcyclists as much as Mad Max you lead you to believe. But they do have a scourge far more deadly; evil beasts called kangaroos. Volvo’s tech to deal with them could be a huge leap in collision-avoidance.
We’ve just managed to snag our first example of the new Volvo XC90 stateside, and already I think I’m feeling the heady vapors of that which the Swedes would call förtjusning. Well, that what Google Translate says it’s called, anyways.
Bad news for walls, telephone poles, and other solid objects — the new Volvo XC90 looks like it can crush you into oblivion.
Look at this baby. Look deep into his confused, cosseted eyes. He is not just a mere baby. He is a baby of Excellence. Or his leather-and-metal clad throne is Excellence, or something. Anyways, Volvo’s calling it the Excellence Child Seat Concept, and it’s the Swedes idea of the car seat of the future.