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Volvo Cars maps driver behaviour in advanced research project

About 100 Volvo V70 and XC70 cars, equipped with cameras and computers are included in a huge European field test project. All to monitor the driver's behaviour in order to gain more knowledge about how we react as human beings in complex traffic situations. The research project is part of the EU-project called EuroFOT (Field Operational Tests) where Volvo Cars, other actors from the automotive industry and SAFER at Chalmers University of Technol

introducing the volvo s60 concept - a glimpse of the next generation volvo s60

Introducing The Volvo S60 Concept - A Glimpse Of The Next Generation Volvo S60

Here are the first images of the Volvo S60 Concept car which will be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in early January 2009. The Concept gives an indication of what the all-new Volvo S60 will look like when it's launched in 2010. "The all-new S60 will be one of the strongest players in a segment where the competition is razor-sharp," says Volvo Cars President and CEO Stephen Odell. The coupe-inspired lines that gave the original S60 its char

Volvo Cars' whiplash system WHIPS celebrates 10 years

Whiplash injuries are among the most common of all traffic injuries. Volvo Cars was one of the earliest manufacturers to introduce proper protection aimed at reducing the risk of whiplash. Volvo's highly effective system, WHIPS, which halves the risk of long-term after-effects, is now celebrating ten years in operation

Five Volvo models Green Car of the Year candidates

The C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe models and the V70 2.5FT and S80 2.5 FT (bioethanol powered) have all been nominated for World Green Car of the Year 2009. The winner will be announced at the New York International Auto Show in April 2009. Volvo Cars is the manufacturer with by far the largest number of candidates in the

Two Flexifuel (E85) Volvo models launched in Thailand

Volvo Car Thailand presented the Volvo C30 1.8F (Flexifuel, E85) and Thailand's first and only locally produced Flexifuel car the Volvo S80 2.5FT at Bangkok Racing Circuit 26th November. The Minister of Energy, Dr. Wannarat Charnnukul, and the CEO's of PTT, BCP, Mitr Phol, PetroGreen and the Ethanol Producers Associati

Volvo Cars receives highest rating for its unique whiplash protection

EuroNCAP has instituted a new assessment protocol for evaluating the degree of whiplash protection offered by passenger cars in rear-end collisions. The Volvo XC60 was one of the few models to receive the highest rating. For the first time, EuroNCAP is now conducting tests in order to rate the whiplash protection offered by cars. Twenty-five cars were tested in the initial round. The XC60, with Volvo's unique Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS), w

All textiles in all Volvo models Oeko-Tex certified to be allergy-friendly

Volvo Cars is the only manufacturer in the car industry with a complete model range featuring textiles that are so clean that they are certified according to the Oeko-Tex standard. The textile standard was introduced at the beginning of the 1990s by textile research institutes as a response to the needs of consumers and the general public for textiles which posed no risk to health. The mid-nineties. A long day's test-drive of the Volvo S40 and

First Image Of The Volvo S60 Concept Revealed

Here is the first glimpse of the Volvo S60 Concept car which will be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in early January 2009, giving an indication of what the all-new Volvo S60 will look like when it's launched in 2010. "We both can, and dare, to deliver more exciting and more dynamic designs while maintaining our lead position in safety. The concept car shows part of our future, it's a hint that the all-new S60 will be one of the strongest contenders in the CD premium segment," says Stephen Odell, President an

Preview of Volvo S80L tailored for China

Volvo Car Corporation proudly presented the Volvo S80L at the 6th Guangzhou Motor Show in south China. The S80L, a long wheelbase version of the popular S80 sedan, has been locally tailored and specifically designed for the market in China. Furthermore, the Volvo S80L will be locally produced in China. The new design was unveiled by Dr. Alexander Klose, CEO of Volvo Car China, and marks the acceleration of its localization plan. Volvo Cars has enjoyed stable growth since entering China. It released its first loc

volvo cars engages orrefors in work with new concept car

Volvo Cars engages Orrefors in work with new concept car

Volvo Cars has engaged world-famous Swedish glassworks Orrefors in the work with the company's next concept car, which will be a first taste of the next-generation Volvo S60. The joint creation, a floating centre stack of hand-made Orrefors crystal, will be shown for the first time at the Detroit international moto

Volvo Cars launches cooperation with Audyssey Labs

Volvo Cars is launching a cooperative venture with American audio specialists Audyssey Labs as part of the development of the next generation of audio systems for its cars. Volvo Cars, which develops its own sound systems and components, aims to be at the absolute forefront of sound quality. Volvo's top-of-the-line

Reassuring vault-like door sound is the ideal for the Volvo Cars' noise team

The Volvo V70 and S80 ranked among the ten best cars when Swedish motoring magazine Vi Bilägare tested noise levels in 35 car models. A great result for Volvo Cars' sound and noise experts and engineers who worked closely together to improve the sound environment. A dedicated music-lover can spend thousands on an audio system that gives the most perfect balance in the music of his or her choice. That is exactly the way the engineers at the Vo