1. cageymaru

    Varjo Creates a VR Display Suitable for Use While Driving

    Varjo has announced a partnership with Volvo to create a VR HMD that is suitable for use while driving. It is already in use on Scandinavian roads according to Volvo. The goal of the project is to create mixed reality apps that integrate seamlessly into the real world. Press release from...
  2. cageymaru

    Volvo Reveals the New Polestar 2 Electric Performance Vehicle

    Polestar is an electric performance brand and a division of Volvo. Today, Polestar revealed the Polestar 2 which is priced to compete with the Tesla Model 3 as the base model is expected to start at $45,000. Polestar 2 is a premium five-door fastback with two electric motors creating 408 hp and...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    The Polestar 2 Will Come With Google Integration

    Awhile ago, Volvo spun off a company called Polestar that seems dead set on competing with Tesla and electric offerings from other companies. While the Polestar 1 is a hybrid that's already been crash tested and seen out in the wild, the more mysterious Polestar 2 is set to be Polestar's first...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Volvo and Luminar Show Off Cutting Edge Lidar

    We've seen the world through the eyes of a Tesla before, but Volve wants to take that concept even farther. The car company has partnered with Luminar to develophigh fidelity LiDAR, and showed off the new sensors in action at the Automobility LA trade show. Check out the lidar tech on the road...
  5. cageymaru

    Volvo Uses Autonomous Trucks to Haul Limestone out of an Open Pit Mine in Norway

    Volvo has enlisted the use of self-driving vehicle technology to automate the transport of truckloads of limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port. The six autonomous trucks are managed by the operator of a wheel loader. They will call a truck over and then proceed to fill it. Then the...
  6. cageymaru

    Volvo Shares Their Vision of Autonomous Taxis with the 360c Concept Reveal

    Volvo asks the question, "Why fly when you can be driven?" With the new 360c concept car; electric, autonomous, connected and taxi all converge into a glass roofed design that can be adopted for a wide array of vehicles based on the platform. Want a bed to sleep in as you travel cross country...
  7. M

    Volvo Phasing Out Internal Combustion Engines

    Starting after 2019, Volvo will have all its car either be electric or hybrid models. Based in Sweden and owned by the Chinese, the car maker is the first major company in the industry to set a date for phasing out vehicles that run solely on internal combustion engines. The company projects to...