Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, plans to launch China’s most advanced autonomous driving experiment in which local drivers will test autonomous driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions.
The pace of change at Volvo Cars will remain undiminished in coming years despite recent success in tripling its operating profit in 2015 to SEK6.6bn, according to Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive.
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has chosen South Carolina as the location of its new USD500m factory, highlighting the attraction of the United States as a location for high technology manufacturing and providing a significant boost to South Carolina’s economy.
The world’s foremost vehicle safety conferences, the International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) will take place in Volvo Cars’ hometown this year, effectively bringing the discussion of vehicle safety home to where it first began.
Three quarters of the orders for Volvo’s new XC90 are for the top of the range Inscription model, Volvo Cars has announced. Volvo Cars also said it has received nearly 57,000 orders for the new XC90, outstripping forecast sales for this year of 50,000.
Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, will operate as a dynamic and independent enterprise under Volvo Cars’ ownership, according to Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars.
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, and Autoliv, the automotive safety technology company, two of the world’s leaders in automotive safety, have agreed to work together on the ground-breaking Drive Me project, the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving (AD) initiative.
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced one of the automotive industry’s most comprehensive electrification strategies in which plug-in hybrids will be introduced across its entire range. It will develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars and build a fully electric car for sale by 2019.