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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Volvo Cars raises USD588 million through green bond to fund EV program
    Last week, Volvo Cars successfully placed its first green bond, raising EUR500 million (USD588 million) from institutional investors to fund its ambitious vehicle electrification program, the company said in a press release on 30 September. The bond, issued under Volvo Cars’ Euro Medium Term Note ...
    Volvo plans to launch compact all-electric SUV on new platform from Geely
    Volvo is planning to launch a compact all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) on a new platform from its parent company Geely, called ‘Sustainable Experience Architecture’ (SEA), Auto Express reported on 1 October citing Volvo head Hakan Samuelsson. According to the report, the SUV could be nam...
    07-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Polestar plans to make all-electric Precept a series-production model
    Polestar has announced that it plans to make the all-electric Percept concept in a series-production model, according to a company press release on 26 September. Polestar also confirmed that it will produce Precept in Chengdu, China, where a new production facility will be established. “Stunnin...
    28-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Volvo Cars establishes ‘Green Finance Framework’ to fund electrification strategy
    Volvo Cars has established a new framework to help it fund its ambitious vehicle electrification strategy and climate plan, the company said in a press release on 24 September. The company’s Green Financing Framework will pave way for its first green bond. Volvo will use proceeds of such bond to f...
    Auto China 2020: New Geely Lynk & Co’s Zero concept EV features Mobileye features
    Geely has announced that its’ new Zero Concept electric vehicle (EV) will feature Lynk & Co’s CoPilot solution powered by Mobileye SuperVision surround-view advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) with over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities, a company press release read on 24 September read...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Geely develops new platform for EVs
    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) has launched its ‘Sustainable Experience Architecture’ (SEA), which it claims to be the world’s first open-source electric vehicle (EV) architecture, according to a company press release on 23 September. Geely Holding will deploy the SEA architec...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Geely launches battery swapping stations in China
    Geely has launched new battery swapping stations in China, the company announced in a press release on its website. According to the company, the station can swap a spent battery for a fully charged one in around 90 seconds. Geely plans to set up 35 battery swapping stations by the end of 2020 and a...
    Volvo to equip 2021 lineup with Advanced Air Cleaner technology
    Sweden-based luxury carmaker Volvo has announced a more advanced cabin air filtration technology that will be equipped in the manufacturer’s 2021 product portfolio, with the exception of the XC40 compact crossover. In a press release issued by Volvo on 25 August, the company stated that the Adv...
    26-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Volvo launches XC40 Recharge T4 PHEV
    Sweden-based automobile manufacturer, Volvo Cars, has announced that it has launched the new XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4, which is the second plug-in hybrid (PHEV) petrol-electric version of this compact sports utility vehicle (SUV). According to a press release issued by Volvo on 20 August, the...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Polestar announces details of apps for Polestar 2 EV
    Polestar has announced details for apps to be available in its Polestar 2 EV, a company press release dated 23 July showed. Polestar 2 is the world’s first car to feature an Android Automotive OS powering an infotainment system, with built-in Google apps and services plus three years of inter...
    Volvo registers 80% y/y growth in demand for plug-in hybrid vehicles in H1 2020
    Volvo has announced a sharp rise in demand for its electrified vehicles. In a press statement issued by Volvo on 21 July, the Sweden-based carmaker said that although sales fell during the first half, it registered a 79.8% year-on-year (y/y) increase in demand for its chargeable plug-in hybrid ...
    Fengsheng Automotive launches Maple 30x all-electric SUV in mainland China
    Fengsheng Automotive has launched its Maple 30x all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 13 July. The Maple 30x offers a maximum output of 70 kW and a maximum torque of 180 N.m. The company claimed that the all-electric SUV has...
    17-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Volvo invests in blockchain firm Circulor to trace cobalt usage in EV batteries
    Sweden-based carmaker Volvo Cars has made an investment in Circulor, a blockchain technology firm, and the investment was made through Volvo’s venture capital investment arm, Volvo Cars Tech Fund. According to a press release issued by Volvo on 8 July, the two companies have been working in conjun...
    09-Jul-2020 News Investments
    Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts to supply heat management system to Geely’s NEVs in Mainland China
    Sealing technologies and rubber components supplier, Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts, will be supplying the heat management systems for the new energy vehicle (NEV) powertrains of Mainland Chinese carmaker, Geely. According to a report filed by Mainland China-based new agency Yicai Global on 7 July...
    Veoneer, Volvo Cars complete split of Zenuity JV
    Veoneer and Volvo Cars have finalized previously announced the split of their equally-owned automated driving software joint venture (JV), Zenuity, the two Sweden-based companies said in separate press releases on 2 July. As part of the split, Veoneer received the part of Zenuity’s business focuse...
    PARTNERSHIP: Volvo Car, Waymo join hands to develop Level 4 autonomous vehicles
    Volvo Car Group has formed a strategic partnership with Waymo to build SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicles, the Sweden-based carmaker said in a press release on 15 June. The partnership will allow Waymo to integrate its self-driving system ‘Waymo Driver’ into an all-new electric vehicle platfor...
    Volvo Cars and Plugsurfing partner to offer Europe-wide EV charging service
    Volvo Cars has partnered with Plugsurfing to offer Europe-wide electric vehicle (EV) charging service for drivers of Volvo electric vehicles, Plugsurfing announced in a press release on 24 June. Drivers will have access to a network of over 200,000 public charging points operated by more than 630 ch...
    Enel X and Volvo Cars partner to develop integrated EV charging solution
    Enel X and Volvo Cars Italia have partnered to develop a range of integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, Enel X announced in a press release on 4 June. The solutions will include home charging and access to public charging points using the Enel X JuicePass app. It will be availabl...
    Nidec supplies e-axle traction motor system to Geely for Geometry C
    Nidec is supplying its e-axle traction motor system to Geely for the Geometry C, the company announced in a press release on 27 May. Geely’s Geometry C will be equipped with Nidec's 150-kW e-axle model Ni150Ex. The Ni150Ex e-axle weighs 91 kg and achieves a maximum power output of 150 kW and a max...
    Volvo starts sales of all-electric XC40 Recharge in UK
    Volvo Cars has started accepting orders for all-electric crossover XC40 Rechargein the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 27 May. The electric XC40 will be initially offered in R-Design specification, and the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is available from GBP53,155 (USD65,342...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    All new Volvo cars come with 180 kph speed limit and Care Key
    Volvo Cars has now started equipping its all news vehicles with top speed limit of 180 kph (112 mph), the company said in a press release on 20 May. In addition, every new Volvo car comes equipped with Care Key, which allows drivers to set additional limitations on the car’s top speed. Volvo ...
    21-May-2020 News New Products
    Volvo Cars Korea, SK Telecom to jointly develop next-gen infotainment system
    Volvo cars will jointly develop next-generation infotainment systems based on ICT technology, the carmaker said in a press release on 11 May. The partnership is aimed developing customized infotainment systems for Volvo Car customers in South Korea. The automaker aims to gradually apply the next-...
    Veoneer launches collision mitigation technology on new Polestar 2
    Veoneer has launched its suite of collision mitigation technology for the Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV), the company said in a press release on 6 May. The company’s fourth generation mono vision system, 77 GHz front radar, and an ADAS electronic control unit (ECU) are some of the components in ...
    Volvo Cars to equip next generation cars with Luminar’s lidar and perception technology
    Volvo Cars has partnered with Luminar to equip its next-generation vehicles, based on its Scalable Product Architecture (SPA 2), with Luminar’s lidar and perception technology, the Sweden-based carmaker said in a press release on 6 May. Luminar’s lidar sensor will be seamlessly integrated into t...
    07-May-2020 News New Products
    Geely to launch two low-orbit satellites in second half 2020
    Zhejiang Geely Group will launch two low-orbit satellites in the second half of this year to provide high-precision positioning services and assist fleet management and new mobility services, according to a report by Automotive News China on 27 June. In a press release last week, Geespace, a subsidi...
    Polestar launches all-electric Polestar 2 in US
    Volvo Cars’ high-performance electric vehicle (EV) brand Polestar has launched its all-electric Polestar 2 in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 23 April. The Polestar 2 has a power output of 408 hp and 660 Nm of torque, all-wheel drive and comes equipped with a 78-kWh ...
    28-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Ricardo partners with Geely for chassis and high-voltage functional safety support
    Ricardo has partnered with Chinese automaker Geely for chassis and high voltage functional safety support, Ricardo announced  in a press release on 16 April. Ricardo’s functional safety teams based in China and the United Kingdom will provide support for key aspects of chassis and new energy ...
    Fengsheng Automotive unveils all-electric SUV 'Maple 30X'
    Fengsheng Automotive Technology Corp has launched its new pure electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) called the Maple 30X, Kandi Technologies said in a press release on 13 April. Geely-Kandi Affiliate Fengsheng Automotive is an affiliate of the Geely-Kandi partnership. The electric vehicle (EV) f...
    15-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Android Automotive and COVID-19: Navigating a dynamic market in the cockpit
    After years of a record pace of vehicle sales, the automotive industry was once again showing positive signs for 2020, albeit at a relatively flat level compared with 2019. However, the industry is now scrambling to deal with a unique situation impacting every aspect of the economy—the coronavirus...
    14-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19
    Polestar Percept EV’s infotainment system to be powered by Android Automotive OS
    Polestar has announced that its Percept electric vehicle (EV) will use Android Automotive operating system (OS), according to a company press release on 7 April. The Polestar 2 will be the first car to feature Google’s OS. The Polestar Percept will also feature Google Assistant with advanc...
    10-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Volvo to use ‘Recharge’ label for all electric models with charging cables
    Volvo will use the ‘Recharge’ label as a suffix for all its electric models with charging cables, which will include battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), the company announced in a press release on 7 April. Volvo Cars has also announced the addition of T...
    Volvo Cars, Veoneer agree to restructure Zenuity JV
    Volvo Cars and Veoneer have entered into a nonbinding agreement to split their 50:50 automated driving joint venture (JV), Zenuity, the two companies said in separate press releases on 2 April. As part of the agreement, Veoneer will integrate and operate the current business of the JV focused on the...
    Polestar starts production of Polestar 2 in China
    Polestar has officially started production of the Polestar 2, its second all-electric performance car model, in Luqiao, China, the company said in a press release on 24 March. “The world is facing enormous upheaval in the face of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath. ...
    Geely selects Cerence ARK to build AI-powered automotive assistant
    Chinese automaker Geely has selected Cerence’s AI Reference Kit (ARK) to build artificial intelligence (AI)-powered automotive assistants, Cerence said in a press release on 12 March 2020. Geely’s China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) subsidiary will use Cerence’s new Cerence ARK platform to bu...
    INVESTMENT: Volvo cars sets up new battery assembly line at Belgian plant
    Volvo cars has set up a new battery assembly line at its plant in Ghent in Belgium, the company announced in a press release on 5 March. The assembly line is expected to supply batteries to Volvo Cars first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8. “I am pleased to celebrate this momentous occasio...
    06-Mar-2020 News Investments
    Geneva Motor Show 2020: Polestar to showcase all-electric concept 'Precept'
    Polestar is set to showcase its all-electric 4-door grand tourer concept ‘Precept’ at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland next month, the company announced in a press release on 25 February. Polestar said that the Precept is a vision of the company’s future vehicle aspirations and unique...
    26-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Volvo now offers 48-V mild-hybrid technology for all models
    In a press statement released on 21 February, Swedish car maker Volvo has announced that every single model in its product portfolio will now be available with mild hybrid powertrain options. Volvo claims that its 48 V mild-hybrid powertrains offer up to 15% fuel savings and emission reductions in r...
    24-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Polestar develops new solutions for car interior
    Polestar, the electric performance car brand of Volvo Cars, is exploring the use of innovative materials for the car interior in order to reduce carbon footprint, the company said in a press release on 11 February. Using these innovative materials in its production models in the near future, Polesta...
    14-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Volvo Cars, Geely Automobile consider combining businesses
    Volvo Cars and Geely Automobile Holdings are considering combining their businesses to create a strong global group, the Sweden-based carmaker announced in a press release on 10 February. The two companies will set up a joint working group to prepare a proposal to their respective boards. The pro...
    Volvo Cars opens order books for all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge
    Volvo Cars has opened bookings for its all-electric all-wheel drive (AWD) model XC40 Recharge P8 in selected markets, the company announced in a press release on 23 January. Volvo claimed that “several thousands” firm orders had been received even before the formal start of sales. Production and...
    28-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Volvo plans to offer electric version of XC90
    Volvo  is planning to launch an all-electric version of its flagship sport utility vehicle (SUV) XC90, Autocar reported on 24 January, citing Volvo boss Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of  Volvo Cars. According to the report, the electric variant of XC90 is expected to be launched aro...
    27-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Volvo, China Unicom join forces to develop 5G-based connected car solutions
    Volvo has announced that it will collaborate with China Unicom to develop 5G-based vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, a company press release dated 15 January showed. The companies will research, test and develop automotive applications. Volvo Cars and China Unicom are exploring the various ...
    Mercedes-Benz and Geely establish ‘smart’ brand as global JV
    Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have announced their formal establishment of smart Automobile Co Ltd, a global joint venture. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 8 January, the JV has a total registered capital of RMB5.4 billion (approximately...
    Polestar starts trial production of Polestar 2 at plant in China
    Polestar has started tooling trial production of Polestar 2 in the Luqiao factory in China, the company announced in a press release last week. The customer deliveries of Polestar 2 are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2020. “Polestar 2 tooling trial prototypes are now rolling off the final...
    11-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Daimler and Geely inaugurate ‘StarRides’ premium ride hailing service in China
    Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group have inaugurated their premium ride-hailing service, named StarRides, in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. According to a press release from Daimler issued on December 3rd, the 50:50 joint venture between the two companies will commence operations this mont...
    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    Volvo to trace source of cobalt used in EV batteries
    Volvo Cars is planning to implement global traceability of cobalt used in its batteries using blockchain technology, the company announced in a press release on 6 November. Volvo Cars has now reached an agreement with its two global battery suppliers, Contemporary Amperex Technologies (CATL) of Chin...
    Volvo offers one-year free electricity to car buyers in UK to charge their new plug-in hybrid cars
    Volvo has announced that it will provide free electricity for buyers in the United Kingdom (UK) to charge their plug-in hybrid cars, according to a company press release on 8 November. The offer is available across the full range of seven Volvo plug-in hybrid cars purchased from now until 30 June 20...
    Volvo launches Polestar Engineered variants of electrified S60, V60 and XC60
    Volvo has launched the Polestar Engineered versions of plug-in hybrid S60, V60 and XC60 models, the company announced in a press release on 21 October. All three models will be powered by a 2L four-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 318hp, and an 87hp electric motor. Together, the total system...
    22-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Upstream Security raises USD30 million Series B funds from Renault, Volvo Group, Hyundai and others
    Upstream Security has secured Series B funds worth USD30 million from investors including major OEMs like Renault, Volvo Group, and Hyundai, the Israeli company said in a press release on 21 October.  The round was led by Renault Venture Capital and included Volvo Group Venture Capital, Hyundai...
    22-Oct-2019 News Investments
    Volvo unveils new Android-powered infotainment system in XC40 EV
    Volvo has unveiled a new infotainment system which is powered by Android for its fully electric XC40, the German carmaker said in a press release on 9 October. The infotainment system has integrated the Android Automotive operating system (OS), Google’s open-source Android platform, with real-time...
    10-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Kandi offloads 21.47% stake in Kandi Electric Vehicles Group to Geely
    Kandi Technologies has completed the transfer of a 21.47% stake in Kandi Electric Vehicles Group, a joint venture (JV) owned by Geely Group and Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles, to Geely for a total amount of CNY516 million (USD72.4 million), the company announced in a press release on 7 October. Under the a...
    Polestar announces chassis performance pack for Polestar 2
    Polestar, the electric high-performance car brand that is owned jointly by Volvo Cars and Geely, has announced a performance pack for their electric sportscar, the Polestar 2. This pack has been tuned to improve the dynamics of the car. Significance: The performance pack for the Polestar 2 compri...
    09-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Volvo Cars, Geely announce plan to merge their combustion engine operations
    Volvo Cars and parent company Geely have announced their intention of merging their current internal combustion (IC) engine operations into a separate, stand-alone business unit. This is being done in order to create a new global supplier that develops next generation IC engines and hybrid powertrai...
    Geely delivers 4,000 electric taxis to MEB Group in China, to deliver another 11,000 before end-2019
    Chinese automaker Geely has delivered 4,000 electric taxis to a joint venture between Ideanomics’ MEB Group and iUnicorn in China, Ideanomics announced in a press release on 26 September. The sales value of the taxis is approximately CNY356 million (USD50 million). Geely will deliver another 11,00...
    Volvo to launch all-electric XC40 next month
    Volvo is set to launch its first all-electric vehicle XC40 next month, the company announced on 25 September. Volvo Cars will reveal more details about the fully electric XC40 in the coming weeks. The company claimed that it will also be one of its safest cars. “Regardless of what drives a ca...
    26-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Volvo launches XC60 and XC90 SUVs with mild-hybrid powertrain
    Swedish automotive firm Volvo is making progress with introducing electrification in their model range. Two of the latest additions are the XC90 and XC60 SUVs, both of which will go on sale with mild hybrid powertrain options. Significance: The B5 mild hybrid petrol engine used in these SUVs has ...
    25-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Volvo partners with ChargeGuru, Zeplug for EV charging solution in France
    Volvo has partnered with ChargeGuru, Zeplug for offering EV charging solution to its plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) customers in France, news website auto-infos.fr reported on 23 September. Through the partnership, Volvo will offer turnkey solution for both home or business charging. Significance...
    Volvo debuts new T5 Twin Engine hybrid system in XC40 SUV
    Volvo has launched its new T5 Twin Engine hybrid system in the XC40 compact SUV, according to a press release by Volvo Cars UK today (11 September). The hybrid powertrain features Volvo’s new 1.5 L three-cylinder petrol engine combined with an 82hp electric motor to deliver power of 262hp, which i...
    11-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Polestar opens new EV production plant in China
    Volvo’s electric performance brand Polestar has opened a new electric vehicle (EV) production plant in Chengdu, China, the company announced in a press release on 27 August. Polestar has started production of its first model, the Polestar 1 hybrid for both China and global export markets with firs...
    28-Aug-2019 News Investments
    Volvo to offer plug-in hybrid powertrain in S60 sedan
    Volvo Cars has equipped its S60 sedan with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the company announced in a press release on 21 August. The Volvo S60 gets a T8 Twin Engine which generates 303 hp, combined with an 87hp electric motor. Together, the system produces 390 hp power enabling 0-62 miles per hour (10...
    22-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Volvo Cars to install data SIM card in all new vehicles in UK
    Volvo Cars UK has announced plans to install a data SIM card on all new model year (MY) 2020 cars in the United Kingdom as a standard feature, the carmaker said in a press release on 31 July. The SIM card can also be retrofitted to the company’s MY2020 vehicles that have already been delivered to ...
    Volvo Cars recalls 507,000 vehicles globally over fire risk
    Volvo Cars has recalled 507,000 vehicles globally due to a faulty engine intake manifold which may catch fire, Bloomberg reported on 22 July. The models affected include S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90. The recall is for vehicles  produced between 2014 and 2019 and which have a...
    23-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Volvo Car Tech Fund invests in two Israeli startups
    Volvo Cars has invested in two Israel-based start-ups, UVeye and MDGo, through its corporate venture capital (CVC) investment unit, Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 22 July. UVeye specialises in automatic external inspection of vehicles using advanced technologie...
    Lotus unveils all-electric hypercar 'Evija'
    Lotus has unveiled its all-electric hypercar ‘Evija’ in London, according to a company press release on 16 July. The hypercar gets a mid-mounted 2,000-kilowatt lithium-ion battery pack which gives it a range of 250 miles (400 kilometers). Lotus said that with target figures of 2,000 PS of power ...
    17-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Baidu enters strategic partnership with Zhejiang Geely
    Baidu has entered a strategic partnership with Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to collaborate on smart connectivity, intelligent driving, smart home and e-commerce, the company announced during the ‘Baidu Create’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) developer conference, held in Beijing l...
    08-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Geely’s subsidiary ECARX develops new E-Series system-on-chip for intelligent connected vehicles
    ECARX, a subsidiary of Chinese automaker Geely, has unveiled the E-Series chipset at the launch of the GKUI19 platform and the Geely Boyue PRO sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Beijing, China, the company said in a press release on 3 July. The new system-on-chip (SOC), developed in collaboration with T...
    05-Jul-2019 News New Products
    China 6 emission legislation
    To address air pollution problems in China, the country’s regulatory bodies are working toward swiftly adopting more stringent protocols to reduce harmful automotive emissions and fuel consumption. In December 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment put forward the final version of i...
    MG introduces new eZS all-electric SUV in Thailand
    Geely-owned MG brand has introduced its first all-electric vehicle ‘eZS’ in Thailand, Bangkok Post reported on 20 June. The car has been priced at THB1.19 million (USD38,043). The car comes with a 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery which gives a range of 335 kilometers and a 150 hp (112kW) motor. Si...
    24-Jun-2019 News New Products
    LG Chem, Geely plan to set up JV for EV batteries
    South Korean battery maker LG Chem and Chinese automaker Geely have signed an agreement to set up a new 50:50 joint venture (JV) for producing batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) in China, Geely announced in a press release on 13 June. The JV reportedly will have an annual battery production ...
    Volvo and Uber showcase production-ready self-driving car
    Volvo Cars and Uber have showcased their jointly developed production-ready self-driving car, Volvo Cars announced in a press release on 12 June. The Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle (SUV) presented is equipped with Uber’s self-driving system capable of fully autonomous driving. Volvo said that it...
    Polestar 1 enters final prototype stage before production start
    Polestar has announced that its first model ‘Polestar 1’ has entered final prototype before production start, according to a company press release on 5 June. The electric performance hybrid will be manufactured at Polestar Production Centre in Chengdu, China, which Polestar informed is in its fi...
    06-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Daimler, BMW, Ford, Volvo and others to test Car-to-X technology
    Daimler, BMW, Ford and Volvo Cars have joined forces with HERE Technologies and TomTom and transport authorities in six European countries to test car-to-everything (Car-to-X) communication technology in the Netherlands, Daimler said in a press release on 3 June. These project partners signed a Memo...
    Volvo joins European safety data-sharing project
    Volvo Cars has joined forces with other automakers, service providers and national governments for a pan-European pilot project that aims to share traffic safety data generated by cars and infrastructure to improve road safety, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 3 June. Under the projec...
    Volvo partners with POC for crash tests of bike helmets against cars
    Volvo Cars is collaborating with POC, a Sweden-based company that makes safety gears and apparels for cycling and mountain biking, for crash tests of bike helmets against cars, the carmaker said in a press release on 3 June. The collaboration aims to improve road safety for cyclists through collabor...
    Volvo teams up with Varjo to launch mixed reality application for car development
    Volvo Cars has collaborated with Varjo, a Finland-based developer of augmented reality headsets, to develop a mixed reality approach for car development, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 29 May. Varjo launched a new XR-1 headset which features high-definition cameras to the headset an...
    03-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Geely Auto opens R&D facility in Germany to focus on new propulsion system, next-gen mobility technology
    Chinese automaker Geely Auto has opened a new research and development (R&D) facility in Raunheim, Germany, the company said on 16 May. The Geely Auto Technical Deutschland (GATD) will focus on innovating propulsion systems and next-generation mobility technology. The facility is also ...
    17-May-2019 News Investments
    Volvo Cars signs EV battery supply deals with CATL, LG Chem
    Volvo Cars has signed a multi-dollar deal with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and LG Chem to source electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion batteries over the next decade, the company announced in a press release on today (15 May). The batteries will be for both Volvo and Polestar models base...
    Polestar sets up new R&D center for performance EVs in UK
    Polestar has established a new research and development (R&D) center in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 8 May. Situated in Coventry, the new R&D center is to help Polestar engineer future electric performance vehicles beyond Polestar 3. The center will initial...
    Google opens Android Automotive OS to third party developers
    Google has opened its Android Automotive operating system (OS) to third party developers to bring music and other entertainment apps into vehicle infotainment systems, TechCrunch reported. Initially the company is opening the OS to third party developers of media applications such as Spotify. Howeve...
    08-May-2019 News New Products
    Role of lighting system in V2X structure
    Lighting serves as a communication medium between humans and cars and will continue to serve as long as human and vehicles coexist on the same roads. Even self-driving vehicles need light to make sure people see and understand cars for better road safety. In the automotive industry, the move...
    Volvo Cars to offer ‘Hazard Light Alert’ and ‘Slippery Road Alert’ features across Europe
    Volvo Cars has announced plans to make ‘Hazard Light Alert’ and ‘Slippery Road Alert’ as standard in its vehicles across Europe, the company said in a press release today (15 April). The company first introduced these two safety technologies in 2016 on Volvo 90’s Series cars in Sweden and ...
    15-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Kandi's K23 all-electric vehicle qualifies for new subsidy scheme in China
    Kandi has announced that its K23 all-electric vehicle has been approved by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) to receive a subsidy under the new electric vehicle (EV) subsidy scheme of China, according to a company press release on 10 April. As a result, purchasers of t...
    Volvo to manufacture all-electric Polestar 2 in China
    Volvo cars will manufacture its first all-electric model Polestar 2 at Luqiao production facility in Zhejiang Province, China, the company announced in a press release on 12 April. The production at the plant is scheduled to start in early 2020. “Being able to produce Polestar 2 in the Luqiao plan...
    15-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Geely launches new premium EV brand ‘Geometry’
    Chinese automaker Geely has launched its first high-end pure-electric brand ‘Geometry’ for global markets, the company announced in a press release on 11 April. The first model launched under the brand is Geometry A, which comes in two versions, standard range and long range version. While the s...
    Ricardo partners with Geely to develop advanced hybrid transmission
    Ricardo has partnered with Chinese automaker Geely to develop advanced hybrid transmissions, the company announced on 4 April. The transmissions will be specifically designed for range-extended plug-in hybrid vehicles in the high volume A and B-segment. “Ricardo is pleased to have been sel...
    Volvo to offer plug-in hybrid variant of XC60 SUV and V60 wagon
    Volvo Cafrs is planning to offer its XC60 sport utility vehicle (SUV) and V60 Wagon with plug-in hybrid powertrain within the “Polestar Engineered” trim, the company announced in a press release on 3 April. The Polestar Engineered XC60 and V60 with Volvo T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain ...
    04-Apr-2019 News New Products
    High Definition lighting systems
    Since the introduction of LED technology, the lighting industry is exploring ways in multiple directions, and three are particularly important. The first is design and styling, which influence the construction of a lighting system. Second, energy efficiency solutions, which are redefining lighting p...
    Euro 7: Legislative time frame and parameters
    Each stage of emission and fuel economy regulations and standardization of robust compliance testing procedures has consistently led to further advancement in powertrain technology. Particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions have fallen by more than 95% between Euro 1 and Euro 6 stan...
    Daimler, Geely form JV to own, operate and further develop smart as premium EV maker
    Daimler and Geely will form a new joint venture (JV) in China to own, operate and develop ‘smart’ as a premium electric vehicle (EV) brand, Daimler announced in a press release today (28 March). The 50:50 JV will assemble a new generation of smart electric models at a purpose-built electric car ...
    Volvo Cars to set speed limit on all cars at 180 kilometers per hour from 2020
    Volvo Cars has announced plans to limit the top speed on its all cars to 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hours), the company said in a press release. The move is part of the Swedish carmaker’s Vision 2020, which aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020. A...
    Volvo expects significant increase in plug-in hybrid vehicle sales by end-2019
    Volvo is expecting significant increase in its plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) sales by the end of 2019, Automotive News reported citing Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson. “We are not happy because we could sell more [plug-in hybrids]. We underestimated the demand. By the end of the year we should be up to...
    Volvo Cars to deploy in-car cameras in new vehicle to detect intoxication, distraction
    Volvo Cars has announced plans to equip its all-new vehicles with in-car cameras to detect intoxication and distraction, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 20 March. According to the carmaker, in-car cameras and other sensors can help the vehicle to monitor the driver and allow it to in...
    Volvo Cars to introduce ‘Care Key’ on all cars as standard feature
    Volvo Cars has introduced ‘Care Key’, a new safety feature that enables Volvo car owners to set a speed limit for themselves, their family members, and friends, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 20 March. The new feature allows Volvo car owners to set limitations on their cars...
    22-Mar-2019 News New Products
    HERE to offer map data for Volvo Cars
    HERE Technologies has signed a multi-year map data supply agreement with Volvo Cars, the company said in a press release last week. Under the agreement, the company will provide its ‘HERE Map Data’ for off-board cloud services. The Swedish carmaker plans to deploy the services in its own cloud e...
    Volvo unveils all-electric Polestar 2
    Swedish automaker Volvo has unveiled the second model under its Polestar brand, called 'Polestar 2'. According to a company press release on 27 February, the all-electric Polestar 2 will be equipped with a 78 kWh battery, which will give it a range of 500 kilometers (310 miles), as per Worldwide Har...
    28-Feb-2019 News New Products
    Geely partners with Qualcomm, Gosuncn to mass produce 5G and C-V2X-enables vehicle in 2021
    Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies and Gosuncn Group to begin commercial production of vehicles featuring 5G and cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) communication in 2021, Gosuncn said in a press release today. Qualcomm will help Geely with 5G a...
    Volvo to offer plug-in hybrid variant of all its models; to add new hybrids to portfolio
    Volvo has announced that it is planning to offer a plug-in hybrid variant of all its models in the future, according to a company press release on 22 February. The automaker will also introduce a range of mild hybrids in the coming months, starting with diesel and petrol versions on the XC90 and XC6...
    Volvo in talks with potential investors to raise funds for EV brand Polestar
    Swedish automaker Volvo is in talks with potential investor to raise funds for its electric vehicle (EV) brand Polestar, Reuters reported on 7 February citing Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo. According to the report, Volvo is in talks with several Chinese and US technology investors. The fundraising ...
    Volvo Cars recalls 167,000 vehicles globally to fix tailgate issue
    Volvo Cars is recalling 167,000 vehicles globally to fix a possible fault with the electric tailgate mechanism, The Associated Press reported on 6 February. The recall covers Volvo XC60 mid-size SUV, built in 2018 and 2019. The recall also includes 3,923 units of the XC60 sold in Australia, accordin...
    07-Feb-2019 News Recalls
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