Posts Tagged: Volvo

Volvo ÖV4 (1927-1929)
By September 23, 2013 Read More →

Volvo ÖV4 (1927-1929)

The first series-manufactured Volvo ÖV4 left the factory on Hisingen in Gothenburg on April 14th, 1927. The Volvo ÖV4 was based on an American design and had a powerful chassis and live axles with long leaf springs at the front and rear. The four-cylinder 2-litre engine developed 28 hp at 2000 rpm. Car had a 3-speed transmission.

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Volvo Concept Coupe
By September 4, 2013 Read More →

Volvo Concept Coupe

The elegant new Volvo Concept Coupe is the first of a series of three concept cars that reveal the design possibilities created by the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). Developed in-house for Volvo Cars only, the Scalable Product Architecture liberates Volvo’s designers and engineers from the limitations of previous cross-brand platforms.

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Volvo Cars’ new Drive-E engines
By August 17, 2013 Read More →

Volvo Cars’ new Drive-E engines

Volvo Cars will launch the first three engines from the two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family in autumn 2013. The diesel version features world-first i-Art technology, and the most powerful petrol version comes with a class-leading combination of a compressor and a turbocharger. The whole Drive-E engine range, which, during the development phase, was called Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA), basically consists of two four-cylinder engines, one common rail diesel and one direct-injected petrol version. They replace eight engine architectures on three platforms. Drive-E diesels will range from 120 to 230 hp. Petrol versions will start at 140 hp and go all the way up to 300-plus hp.

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Volvo S80 updated for 2014
By July 11, 2013 Read More →

Volvo S80 updated for 2014

Volvo S80 gets a little update for 2014. The new front and rear bumpers make the car look wider and lower. New rectangular Daytime Running Lights at the front give the S80 nose a more contemporary look, while the rounded off classic Volvo lights at the rear visually pull the car down to the ground. The S80 can be fitted with 19inch wheels without loss of comfort.

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Volvo Cars shows possibilities of the Car 2 Car Communication
By July 9, 2013 Read More →

Volvo Cars shows possibilities of the Car 2 Car Communication

Enabling vehicles to communicate with each other and with the traffic environment opens up fantastic possibilities. Vital information can be shared and exchanged – creating a more comfortable and safer drive. Volvo Cars has signed a memorandum of understanding with the members of the Car 2 Car Communication Consortium regarding the implementation of standardised technology for communication between cars from 2016 onwards. The aim is for inter-car communication to function between all cars, irrespective of make. The technology is based on communication between transmitters in vehicles and the road infrastructure, such as road signs and traffic lights.

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Volvo revealed new safety and support features
By July 6, 2013 Read More →

Volvo revealed new safety and support features

Volvo Car Group revealed new safety and support technologies for upcoming car generations. The new features include detection and auto brake for pedestrians and large animals, including when driving in the dark, as well as technology that helps prevent road departure accidents by autonomous steering intervention in critical situations. Volvo Cars also shows a concept for autonomous parking. Most of the new features will be available in the all-new Volvo XC90, which will be revealed at the end of 2014.

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Volvo concept car parks itself
By June 20, 2013 Read More →

Volvo concept car parks itself

Volvo Car Group has developed a concept for autonomous parking. The concept car finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside. The smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other cars and pedestrians in the car park. Vehicle 2 Infrastructure technology, in other words transmitters in the road infrastructure, informs the driver when the service is available.

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Volvo’s Active High Beam Control
By May 3, 2013 Read More →

Volvo’s Active High Beam Control

The new Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 can be fitted with an innovation that makes driving in the dark safer and more comfortable. The renewed Active High Beam Control makes it possible to use high beam continuously thanks to an ingenious mechanism that prevents dazzling of oncoming drivers.

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Volvo’s Flywheel KERS system show positive results
By April 29, 2013 Read More →

Volvo’s Flywheel KERS system show positive results

Volvo Car Group has completed extensive testing of kinetic flywheel technology on public roads with positive results.

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Volvo S60 Polestar goes into production
By April 17, 2013 Read More →

Volvo S60 Polestar goes into production

The new Volvo S60 Polestar is the first road car developed by Polestar that goes into production. A limited production run has been developed exclusively for the Australian market as a pilot project, with the first cars being delivered to customers in late June 2013. Introduction of the Volvo S60 Polestar to further markets is under investigation pending the response of the Australian introduction.

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