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Volvo Researches ‘Road Train’ Software Technology For Future Hands-Free Driving
Volvo Researches ‘Road Train’ Software Technology For Future Hands-Free Driving

An intriguing story out of Fast Company really got us thinking: Could U.S. drivers one day (in the rather distant future) be convinced to join a “road train” and engage in truly hands-free driving? The concept is more than just a fantasy. Volvo is already hard at work developing...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60 Adventure
2011 Volvo XC60: A Not-So Quick Drive

Volvos are known for safety, but the Swedish automaker's also trying to build a reputation for its all-weather, all-activity vehicles--the XC range of crossovers. Earlier this month, I rode along in a pack of XC60 and XC70 wagons throughout the desert southwest, on a 900-mile quest from San...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
Recall Alert: 2012 Volvo S60

On June 3, 2011, Volvo issued a recall on upwards of 448 of its 2012 S60. Volvo issued this recall due to an issue in the vehicle’s fuel delivery system. The recall documentation states that 2012 S60s manufactured from January 2011 to January 28, 2011 are affected. The issue is that Volvo...Read More»

Volvo animal detection safety development
Volvo Using Pedestrian Detection System To Spot Animals, Too

There's been a lot of news lately about cars that "talk" to one another: vehicle-to-vehicle technology that could, according to some studies, eliminate roughly 81% of crashes in the U.S. Now, Volvo is working on new technology to pare down the remaining 19% of accidents -- specifically those caused...Read More»

2011 MINI Rocketman Concept live photos
Gas Prices, Gas Taxes, MINI Rocketman and Taco Bell: Today's Car News

A production version of the MINI Rocketman concept is coming by 2014, by which time we hope MINI learns how to stage its show cars effectively. [MotorAuthority] Need a family crossover with 30-mpg fuel economy? We've found four of them for you. [FamilyCarGuide] Three things need to be settled...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
2012 Volvo S60: Recall Alert

Consumers who purchased certain 2012 Volvo S60 models (manufactured from November 18, 2010 through May 5, 2011) may be getting a notice from Volvo to bring their cars in to fix a possible fuel pump software problem. Summarizing the problem, the software for the fuel pump units may not be compatible...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
2012 Volvo S60: Recall Alert

Volvo has announced the recall of some 7,558 model year 2012 S60 sedans, built between November 18, 2010 and May 5, 2011. The vehicles in question may have engine control module software incompatible with the fuel pump hardware, resulting in insufficient fuel supply. As a result, drivers may...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC90 FWD 4-door I6 Angular Front Exterior View
Recall Alert: 2010 - 2011 Volvo XC90

Volvo has issued a recall for up to 350 vehicles. This recall affects 2010 and 2011 Volvo XC90s with a manufacture date between January 29, 2010 and August 16, 2010. The recall documentation states that the power steering hose connecting to the steering gear valve housing could begin leaking. This...Read More»

2011 Volvo V60 wagon
Volvo Offers Swedish Vacations For Customers (And Sweepstakes Contestants, Too)

Need a vacation? Volvo can help -- whether or not you need a new car, too. First, there's Volvo's longstanding Overseas Delivery Program, which offers shoppers two complimentary tickets to Sweden so they can pick up their ride at the company's headquarters in Gothenburg. Volvo will even let...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
The New Volvo Hates Its Fans (But Loves Its Lawyers)

For years, Volvo was the redheaded stepchild of Ford Motor Company, and even before the recession hit in 2008, Ford had begun looking to find a new home for the Swedish marque. Though a foster parent was soon found in China, Ford's negotiations with Geely took a long time to resolve and undid much...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
IIHS: Vehicle Pedestrian Detection Could Save Thousands Of Lives

Building better-marked crosswalks and intersections, improving sidewalks, and adding traffic-light countdown timers and clear pedestrian right-of-ways all make a significant difference in safety on foot. But these solutions come with their own significant price tags and are subject to the agreement...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
2011-2012 Volvo S60 Named Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the 2011 Volvo S60 its Top Safety Pick award, recognizing its top performance in frontal, side, rear, and rollover (roof strength) tests. The new S60, which was introduced this past fall, gets top 'good' scores in all subcategories of...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Volvo Adds Free Maintenance To Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Volvo has been one of several luxury brands to offer free maintenance on its new cars. Now Volvo has added a new factory scheduled-maintenance package to its warranty coverage on Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles, too. Volvo's new Protection Plus+ coverage for CPO vehicles already includes six...Read More»

Volvo's S60
2011 Volvo S60: Pedestrian-Protector, Kill Bob Vol(vo) One?

Kill Bob:  Vol(vo) One Kurt Wallander, (Kenneth Branagh in the BBC's adaptation of Henning Mankell's popular detective fiction), plows through the Swedish slit-illuminated landscape.  His blur-inducing conveyance: a Volvo wagon.  Wallander's rumbled exterior and frayed mind find tranquility...Read More»

Fabio shills for Plug-In America
Today at High Gear Media: Drugs, Driving, Munsters and...Fabio

The mismatch between car and SUV bumpers can cost you lots of money, the IIHS warns this morning. [TheCarConnection] It's hard to believe a Lexus GS-F is still in the cards, but maybe they're talking about the next-generation car? [MotorAuthority] It's official: the 2012 Nissan GT-R will hit 60 mph...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Volvo Recalls 2011 S60, S80, XC60, XC70 For Software Flaw

Just a few weeks ago, Volvo recalled a number of 2010 and 2011 models for a problem with the driver's side airbags. Now, the Swedish/Chinese automaker is recalling some of those very same vehicles again due to a software flaw that could cause unexpected stalling. The models affected by this latest...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Volvo Searches For The Biggest Big East Conference Fan

For many sports fan, the Big East Conference is a big deal. Volvo recognizes the passion that many have for their teams and is looking for the biggest fans of the Big East. One alumni from each of the sixteen Big East Schools has been chosen as a contestant. Each contestant will utilize social...Read More»

2010 Volvo S40
Best Family Luxury Small Sedans: Volvo S40

In our continuing coverage of the best family luxury small sedans we take an in-depth look at the 2011 Volvo S40. Redesigned in 2008, the 2011 Volvo S40 five-passenger entry-level luxury small sedan receives simplifications in trim, engines, and options, while most everything else continues...Read More»

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