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Institute Ranks Cars for Pedestrian Crash Avoidance

Consumers don’t always have to pay extra to acquire a good pedestrian crash-avoidance system: Some of the best systems come as standard equipment, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute rated pedestrian crash prevention systems in 16 …

Volvo Plans to Equip Cars with Sensors to Stop Drunk or Dangerous Drivers

Volvo Cars is planning to fit its next generation of autos with cameras and sensors that will detect drunk or distracted drivers and intervene to stop dangerous rides. From the early 2020s, Volvos will have the ability to notice if …

Car Subscriptions Offer Alternative to Purchase, Hold Down Insurance Costs

People use monthly subscriptions to pay for lots of things they used to buy: music, smartphones, books and even clothes. Why not cars? That’s the thinking behind car subscription services that are cropping up in Los Angeles, San Francisco, the …

Volvo Will Supply Uber With Thousands of Self-Driving Cars

Volvo Cars said Monday it will sell tens of thousands of self-driving cars to Uber, which is expanding to become an operator and owner of its own car fleet. Volvo said in a statement that it would provide the San …

Volvo Autonomous Pilot Study Begins in Sweden

Growing megacities, air quality issues, excessive commute times, distracted driving and a desire for constant connectivity are driving the pursuit of autonomous cars. According to Petter Hörling, director US R&D Tech Centre for Volvo Cars – the company that invented …

Volvo Introduces Safer SUV as Debut Model Under New China Owner

Volvo Car Group is designing its next sport-utility vehicle to prevent drivers from pulling out too early into traffic and to double engine power with an electric booster motor. Crash-avoidance technology and accessories such as a crystal gear-shift lever by …

Volvo Recalls 8,400 Cars in US for Steering Issue

Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Geely, is recalling 8,406 S80 cars for a potential power steering fluid problem that could increase the risk of a crash, according to a federal safety regulator website. Volvo is recalling the 2007 model year …