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Polestar Launches Interactive Preview of its Android-powered Infotainment System

Polestar Launches Interactive Preview of its Android-powered Infotainment System

Polestar, the luxury electric brand of China’s Geely and parent company of Volvo, has launched an interactive website allowing users to preview its new Android-based infotainment system in the upcoming Polestar 2 electric vehicle.

Eric Walz2019-01-23 12:39 PT

Polestar Unveils the First Teaser Photo of its New EV, a Serious Competitor to Tesla’s Model 3

Polestar Unveils the First Teaser Photo of its New EV, a Serious Competitor to Tesla’s Model 3

Polestar, the new electric luxury brand of China's Geely, which is the parent company of the Volvo Car Group, revealed the first glimpse of its new electric car, the Polestar 2. The Polestar 2 is set to become serious competitor to Tesla’s Model 3 sedan. Volvo only released a teaser photo and a full reveal is expected in the coming weeks.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-04 15:56 PT

Volkswagen Buys Controlling Stake in Volvo's 'WirelessCar' Unit

Volkswagen Buys Controlling Stake in Volvo's 'WirelessCar' Unit

German automaker Volkswagen is buying a controlling stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar, a digital service developer specializing in connected vehicle services.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-19 11:26 PT

The PoleStar 2 EV to Be the First Volvo Model Embedded With Google’s Android OS

The PoleStar 2 EV to Be the First Volvo Model Embedded With Google’s Android OS

Volvo’s new electric brand Polestar will offer one of the first models with Google’s Android operating system embedded in the vehicle. Volvo’s Senior Vice President Research & Development Henrik Green made the announcement this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-30 18:22 PT

Electric Car Brand Polestar Announces Plans for a Subscription Service & ‘Polestar Spaces’

Electric Car Brand Polestar Announces Plans for a Subscription Service & ‘Polestar Spaces’

At a event in New York, Polestar Performance AB announced details of how it will sell and market its electric vehicles—the Polestar 1 and Polestar 2. Polestar is the new performance luxury electric brand of Volvo Cars, wholly owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co.

FutureCar Staff 2018-09-20 18:50 PT

Geely Becomes China’s Third Largest Automaker with Strong Sales

Geely Becomes China’s Third Largest Automaker with Strong Sales

Geely reported a 54 percent jump in net income for the six months through June. The company said in a filing Wednesday that its vehicle sales this year will beat its target of 1.58 million units. During this time, Geely overtook Japanese automakers Nissan, Honda and Toyota. The Hangzhou-based company is China’s number one private automaker after Great Wall Motors.

Paul Young2018-08-22 12:29 PT

Uber Puts its Self-Driving Volvos Back Out On Pittsburgh Streets, ‘With Drivers’

Uber Puts its Self-Driving Volvos Back Out On Pittsburgh Streets, ‘With Drivers’

After fatally striking a pedestrian in March with one of its self-driving Volvos, Uber hopes to move forward and has announced a fresh set of safety initiatives to prevent another tragedy like the one in Arizona from ever happening again.

Eric Walz2018-07-24 16:59 PT

Uber Self-Driving Volvo in Fatal Crash Was Not Programmed to Brake

Uber Self-Driving Volvo in Fatal Crash Was Not Programmed to Brake

The NTSB released its preliminary findings in the investigation involving a self-driving Uber that fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona road in March. The initial findings indicate that the vehicle was not programmed to stop.

Eric Walz2018-05-24 12:33 PT

Uber is Shutting Down its Self-Driving Operations in Arizona

Uber is Shutting Down its Self-Driving Operations in Arizona

After being involved in the industry’s first fatality involving a self-driving vehicle, Uber is permanently shutting down its autonomous testing operations in Arizona. The company will instead focus on testing in Pittsburgh and San Francisco.

Eric Walz2018-05-23 15:26 PT

Amazon Prime Now Customers Can Have a Volvo Delivered to Their Door in the UK

Amazon Prime Now Customers Can Have a Volvo Delivered to Their Door in the UK

Amazon Prime customers in the U.K. can order a Volvo V40 and have it delivered right to their door for a 45 minute test drive.

Derrick Smith2018-05-22 17:07 PT

Volvo Cars to Embed Google Assistant, Google Play & Google Maps in its Next-Gen Infotainment System

Volvo Cars to Embed Google Assistant, Google Play & Google Maps in its Next-Gen Infotainment System

Coinciding with Google’s annual I/O Developers Conference which started today in Silicon Valley, Volvo Cars announced it is working with Google to embed the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, which is based on Google’s Android operating system.

Jacky Ho2018-05-08 17:40 PT

Volvo Trucks Introduces a Cloud-Based V2V Service Called Connected Safety

Volvo Trucks Introduces a Cloud-Based V2V Service Called Connected Safety

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new cloud-based service called Connected Safety, which allows Volvo trucks and Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations, such as a traffic incident further down the road.

Eric Walz2018-05-08 11:11 PT

Amazon to Start Delivering Packages Directly to the Trunk of Your Car

Amazon to Start Delivering Packages Directly to the Trunk of Your Car

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer is launching a delivery option called ‘Amazon Key In-Car’, which turns the trunk of your car into a mobile mailbox, so you can receive your Amazon deliveries when away from home.

Jeremy Carlton2018-04-24 10:48 PT

Daimler, Audi & Volvo to Integrate Alibaba’s AI in Their Vehicles

Daimler, Audi & Volvo to Integrate Alibaba’s AI in Their Vehicles

Daimler, Audi and Volvo have become the first automakers to add Alibaba’s smart voice assistant Tmall Genie to the range of smart devices compatible with their connected car apps.

Eric Walz2018-04-23 17:54 PT

BMW Launches its Subscription Car Service in Tennessee

BMW Launches its Subscription Car Service in Tennessee

BMW touts its vehicles as “the ultimate driving machine” and now the company hopes to become the ultimate car subscription provider as well. BMW officially launched today its car subscription service at a dealership in Nashville, Tenn.

Eric Walz2018-04-04 16:15 PT

 Uber Plans to Have Autonomous Trips With No Human Backup in 2019

Uber Plans to Have Autonomous Trips With No Human Backup in 2019

Speaking to the Associated Press at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Uber’s Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer said that Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as its competitors, which is sometime next year.

Eric Walz2018-01-18 11:02 PT

Nov 30th, 2017 News of the Day: Volvo’s car subscription service sounds like good way to get the new XC40

Nov 30th, 2017 News of the Day: Volvo’s car subscription service sounds like good way to get the new XC40

Nov 30th, 2017 News of the Day

Lydia2017-11-30 17:30 PT

Autoliv is Working to Make Automotive Systems Smarter

Autoliv is Working to Make Automotive Systems Smarter

Jan Carlson, president & CEO of Autoliv, was a guest speaker at this week’s Automobility LA to introduce to the audience some of the company’s new smart automotive safety technology.

Eric Walz2017-11-29 16:53 PT

Networking, Telecommunications Company Ericsson Developing Cloud-Based Platform

Networking, Telecommunications Company Ericsson Developing Cloud-Based Platform

Ericsson and Zenuity, the brainchild of Volvo and Autoliv’s teamwork, have entered into a partnership to develop a cloud-based platform for self-driving-vehicle software.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-09-16 20:00 PT

July 20th, 2017 News of the Day: Apple Secretly Working on Car Batteries with Chinese Firm, Elon Musk says Hyperloop Approved Between New York and Washington D.C.

July 20th, 2017 News of the Day: Apple Secretly Working on Car Batteries with Chinese Firm, Elon Musk says Hyperloop Approved Between New York and Washington D.C.

July 20th, 2017 News of the Day.

Eric Walz2017-07-20 12:22 PT

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