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  • Volvo cloud cars can spot road dangers and instantly alert other cars, on the roads in testing now
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    Volvo cloud cars can spot road dangers and instantly alert other cars, on the roads in testing now

    By 20 March 2014

    Scandinavian car manufacturer Volvo is currently testing a new system that uses inter-car communications to improve road safety. It shows the potential for cloud-based car systems that could change the way the roads work. Volvo currently has 50 of these cars on...

  • Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on
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    Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on

    By 5 March 2014

    Volvo showed its third of three concept cars at the Geneva Motor Show, the Volvo Concept Estate - moving back into the true heartland of the brand. It’s the final concept before the new XC90 arrives at the Paris Motor Show in September. The observant...

  • Hands-on: Apple CarPlay review
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    Hands-on: Apple CarPlay review

    By 5 March 2014

    Apple CarPlay is the tech giant's foray into in-car technology, which has been propelled into the public interest at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. And that's exactly where we've had the chance to take a look at it in action. But not at the Cupertino company's...

  • What is Apple CarPlay and when can you get it?
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    What is Apple CarPlay and when can you get it?

    By 3 March 2014

    Apple has officially begun its foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space by unveiling a product called CarPlay. It connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling uninterrupted access to and interaction with Apple's ecosystem...

  • UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground
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    UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground

    By 5 December 2013

    Britain wants to spearhead the driverless car trend, and has announced a government plan to do so. The legislative and regulatory framework for developing and testing driverless cars on UK roads will be fully examined by the end of 2014 it has been announced....

  • Volvo's Drive Me project will test 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads in 2017
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    Volvo's Drive Me project will test 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads in 2017

    By 2 December 2013

    Volvo plans to take on Google's self-driving cars, and it will do so by launching a Swedish pilot project. Describing it as the "world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project", Volvo, a Swedish car company, revealed it would test 100 self-driving...

  • A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November
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    A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November

    By 2 November 2013

    As we roll into November it's clear that gaming season is upon us. And just ahead of the fourth generation of consoles, it looks as though its the season of fourth-in-season releases too: Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed IV head up proceedings, with...

  • Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review
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    Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review

    By 31 October 2013

    Back at its launch in 2012, we were big fans of the Volvo V40. It was a leftfield choice, but smart, comfortable and above all packed with safety features and technologies. Since then the diminutive Volvo has gained numerous fresh challengers. Volkswagen...

  • Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest
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    Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest

    By 14 September 2013

    No more vanilla Volvos. That's the message from the Swedish company as it launches its concept coupe in Frankfurt. What exactly does that mean? Well, for the past few years, Volvo's been chasing the Germans - think Audi, BMW, Mercedes - and not really...

  • Volvo Concept Coupe set for Frankfurt reveal, embodies new design direction
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    Volvo Concept Coupe set for Frankfurt reveal, embodies new design direction

    By 30 August 2013

    Volvo has teased a Concept Coupe that it will reveal for real during the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. It is the first to have been designed for the Swedish car company by its new design director and the firm states that it will be part of a trio of...

  • Volvo V60 D6 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on
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    Volvo V60 D6 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

    By 28 May 2013

    Volvo hopes to do something rather special with its V60 hybrid. Looking to be the most fuel efficient car launched in 2013, this diesel powered hybrid is quite unlike anything we have driven before. The electric motor combined with a diesel engine, which...

  • Volvo develops cyclist detection system that can brake before you
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    Volvo develops cyclist detection system that can brake before you

    By 6 March 2013

    It's full steam ahead at Volvo today. First, it's announcement that Spotify will be incorporated into its cars' dashes and now a clever system which will automatically detect and brake for cyclists. Called the Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full...

  • Volvo and Spotify pair up to bring streaming to in-car audio systems
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    Volvo and Spotify pair up to bring streaming to in-car audio systems

    By 6 March 2013

    Spotify will be coming to Volvo cars fitted with the Sensus Connected Touch in-car entertainment system. Announced at the Geneva Motor Show, the Spotify streaming tech will be the first fully integrated voice-controlled Spotify set-up in a car dashboard....

  • Volvo V40 review
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    Volvo V40 review

    By 13 July 2012

    When the Volvo brand name is uttered what’s the first thing that springs to mind?  Safety? Family? Swedes (and we don’t mean the vegetable)? We reckon all of the above, veg excluded. And yet the introduction of the five door V40 certainly adds a...

  • Volvo S60 DRIVe R-Design 1.6 litre turbo diesel review
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    Volvo S60 DRIVe R-Design 1.6 litre turbo diesel review

    By 3 July 2012

    Why not buy a German car? We'll tell you why not, because you can have a Swedish one instead. Of course there are a lot of German car lovers out there, so it might be a tough sell to get them to make the switch. But that's a shame, because cars like the...

  • Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on
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    Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

    By 29 June 2012

    The world is increasingly focusing on hybrid technology, and why not? After all it's a pretty good way to help reduce emissions and hopefully save money. However you feel about the tech though, hybrid cars often divide opinion. The Prius is certainly...

  • Volvo Ocean Race: What's involved?
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    Volvo Ocean Race: What's involved?

    By 26 March 2012

    What makes the Volvo Ocean Race such a challenge? We talk to Volvo Ocean Race to find out what's involved. The Volvo Ocean Race is a yacht race around the world, held every three years and is an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour...

  • Volvo Ocean Race: The app that lets you track the action
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    Volvo Ocean Race: The app that lets you track the action

    By 23 March 2012

    Transport yourself to the heart of the world's premier crewed yacht race with the Volvo Ocean Race for iPhone and iPad. The new free app from Volvo Ocean Race lets you - among a host of other things - track the positions of the competing yachts as they...

  • Volvo Ocean Race: Volvo Open 70 boat design explained
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    Volvo Ocean Race: Volvo Open 70 boat design explained

    By 22 March 2012

    What goes into making the boats that take part in the Volvo Ocean Race? Plenty, it turns out. And season after season, much work goes into making sure the vessels are ultra-competitive. In reviewing the rules that govern the design and construction of...

  • Volvo Ocean Race: The logistics of putting on a world boat race
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    Volvo Ocean Race: The logistics of putting on a world boat race

    By 21 March 2012

    While there's no doubt that the Volvo Ocean Race takes considerable effort to compete in and keep running smoothly, the hard work starts months before the first race itself. For starters, the event’s massive consignment of accompanying equipment needs...

  • Volvo Ocean Race: Five tips for sailing fitness
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    Volvo Ocean Race: Five tips for sailing fitness

    By 20 March 2012

    The Volvo Ocean Race is harsh on the boats, tough on the shore team and physically, unbelievably brutal on the race crew. All teams know that being in the best shape possible will be critical to victory. When vital seconds can mean the difference between...

  • Volvo Ocean Race: Wet, wild and in 3D
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    Volvo Ocean Race: Wet, wild and in 3D

    By 19 March 2012

    For the first time ever, the Volvo Ocean Race will feature a 3D film as part of its Race Village Experience in each of the 10 port stopovers. And viewers will be treated to a stereoscopic treat that was a real labour of love for the cinematographers....

  • Volvo Concept You puts a touchscreen at your fingertips
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    Volvo Concept You puts a touchscreen at your fingertips

    By 13 September 2011

    Volvo has shown off its latest concept car, the Concept You, at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Floating seats and 21-inch wheels aside, it’s the tablet-like interface that we’re more interested in. "Smartphones and smart pads have brought mobile infotainment...

  • Volvo C30 DRIVe review
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    Volvo C30 DRIVe review

    By 18 July 2011

    The age of austerity. Don’t you hate that phrase? But car companies aren’t stupid, and it’s no coincidence that, as fuel prices and the cost of driving in general has rocketed, brands like Volvo have introduced green sub-brands like “DRIVe”...

  • Volvo S60 R-Design (2011) hands-on
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    Volvo S60 R-Design (2011) hands-on

    By 20 January 2011

    The Volvo S60 R-Design offers a new level of trim on Volvo’s popular saloon, bringing a sporty edge to a car loaded with safety tech. Encompassing a number of cosmetic and performance alterations, the S60 R-Design has a more aggressive look, with a...