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Uber takes self-driving cars to San Francisco, DMV isn't happy
Uber takes self-driving cars to San Francisco, DMV isn't happy

In August, Uber surprised most of the auto world by launching a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now, the company is bringing some of its self-driving vehicles to San Francisco, California, and while that might please many Bay Area techies, the state's Department of...Read More»

2017 Audi Allroad
2017 Volvo V60 vs. 2017 Audi Allroad: Compare Cars

The Volvo V60 and Audi Allroad are two examples of good crossover-SUV alternatives. Each maker offers SUVs of about the same footprint—taller, bulkier, and less fuel-efficient—but these are old-school wagons derived from sedans. The V60 is a recent addition to Volvo's line, though the...Read More»

Volvo Cars introduces first connected-car technology to make life less complicated
Volvo's Concierge Services make life easy for owners

A couple of years ago, Volvo launched something called "Roam Delivery". Harnessing the power of the internet, the service allows delivery personnel to bring packages to a Volvo rather than to a home or office. The program's success has encouraged Volvo to expand the number of services it offers to...Read More»

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2016-2017 Volvo S60, S90, V60, XC60, XC90 recalled: 74,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Volvo has issued recalls for 2016 and 2017 models of the S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90. According to Auto News, those vehicles may have a problem with their seat belts that could prevent them from restraining occupants properly during collisions. The problem component is the seat belt buckle, which...Read More»

2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence
Honda Pilot vs. Volvo XC90: Compare Cars

The 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Volvo XC90 are both large, seven-seat family utility vehicles, though they're about as far away from traditional SUVs in refinement and design as you can get. Both were new for the 2016 model year, and the two cars are among our highest-rated crossover SUVs. Which...Read More»

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Today's high-tech safety systems can't quite handle car washes

Modern cars come with a huge array of safety systems to keep drivers and passengers safe. These systems are good at spotting obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles, but some things confuse them--things like car washes, for example. That might sound like an absurd shortcoming, but if you look...Read More»

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Lynk & Co., Geely's new car brand aimed at Millennials

Three years ago, rumors suggested that Chinese automaker Geely planned to start selling cars in the U.S. in 2016--not under its Volvo brand, mind you, but under the Geely name. Well, here we are, almost to the end of 2016, and there's no sign of Americanized Geelys on the streets yet. But yesterday...Read More»

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2017 Volvo S90: Best Car to Buy Nominee

We were ready to write off Volvo just a few years ago. Today? There may not be a car brand with a brighter future, and the company's luxurious S90 flagship sedan is perhaps the best evidence of that yet. Following in the footsteps of the similar, but equally impressive Volvo XC90, the S90 is a...Read More»

2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence
2017 Volvo XC90 vs. 2017 BMW X5: Compare cars

The 2017 Volvo XC90 and the 2017 BMW X5 are large luxury utility vehicles for buyers offering European cachet with all-wheel-drive hauling capacity. Each was its maker's first-ever crossover SUV years ago, and both have refinement, handling, and features unimaginable in older SUVs. While the big...Read More»

2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence
Volvo XC90 vs. Acura MDX: Compare Cars

The 2016 Acura MDX and the 2017 Volvo XC90 are both large, seven-seat luxury utility vehicles. They show how far family crossover SUVs have evolved from traditional SUVs, in design, refinement, and features, not to mention active safety, crash testing, and on-road behavior. The MDX was first...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90
2016-2017 Volvo XC90 and S90 recalled: nearly 44,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Volvo has announced a recall of 2016 and 2017 models of its XC90 crossover and S90 sedan. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles could experience a range of electrical problems. Those problems stem from a drain hose for the vehicles' air-conditioning...Read More»

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country
The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country climbs luxury wagon mountain

Volvo took the wraps off its 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon Thursday and confirmed what no one apparently knew until now—luxury wagons are the new luxury crossovers. The V90 Cross Country joins the (recently expanded lineup of) Audi Allroad, Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain, and Subaru...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Volvo launches autonomous cars in Sweden & autonomous trucks in mines

A couple of weeks ago, Uber unleashed a fleet of fully autonomous Volvo XC90s in Pittsburgh. Though humans will be paid to keep the driver's seats warm--at least for now--the SUVs are expected to do most of the driving themselves. Now, Volvo has begun rolling out its own fleet of autonomous XC90s...Read More»

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars
Uber launches autonomous car fleet this month in Pittsburgh, with help from Volvo

Remember when Uber CEO Travis Kalanick asked Tesla for a fleet of 500,000 self-driving Model S sedans by the year 2020? Well, it appears Kalanick has changed partners and is now working with Volvo. Also, Bloomberg reports that he's sped up his timetable. Rather than twiddling his thumbs for four...Read More»

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7 Chinese companies that want to dominate the electric car market

If you've seen photos of Shanghai or Beijing engulfed in smog, you know that China has room for improvement on the environmental front. But change is coming quickly to the world's most populous country, and nowhere is that more visible than in the auto industry. Roughly 40 years ago, China began to...Read More»

Volvo 40.1 concept
Volvo S40, XC40 concepts tease small SUV, EV future

The Volvo XC40 compact crossover isn’t expected to arrive until 2018, and the complementary S40 sedan likely for 2019, but the automaker has shown some first plans for the two in concept-car form. With the 40.1 Concept Volvo clearly teases the XC40, while the 40.2 Concept presages the S40. In...Read More»

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China, UAE shift to autonomous cars, leaving the U.S. behind

The United States has a mature car culture. For decades, private individuals have bought vehicles, automakers have analyzed trends, and regulators have set guidelines for development of new models. Sounds good, right? But there's another way of looking at America's long history with cars: we've...Read More»

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Volvo To Offer Apps Instead Of Keys On 2017 Models [Video]

Over the past several years, we've become accustomed to cars with remote keyless entry. Many of us have also gotten out of the habit of using ignition keys to start our vehicles, relying instead on fobs that remain in our pockets or purses. Now, Volvo wants to take things one step further by...Read More»

2017 Volvo S90
2017 Volvo S90 Preview Video

Volvo is prepping for big change. The XC90 crossover SUV is its first all-new vehicle in a decade--and there are more cars and crossovers to come. Next up: a brand-new S90 luxury sedan with lots of the XC90's goodness inside. The car world got its first look at the new 2017 Volvo S90 at the 2016...Read More»

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