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Volvo to Develop Electric Motors Itself

Shanghai lab will support vehicles built on new EV platform

Design

Pass the Steering Wheel, It's My Turn to Drive

Volvo patent shows moveable driver controls

Fuel Cells

Mercedes Readies Fuel Cell Truck

Sales targeted for 2024 under joint venture with Volvo

Batteries

Mack to Beat Nikola to Refuse Truck Market

Volvo Group subsidiary Mack Trucks announces commercialization of Mack LR Electric refuse truck

Interiors & Electronics

Volvo Air Filter Targets Tiny Particulates

Programmable feature can rid pollutants prior to a trip too

Sales

Polestar: How to Launch an EV Company

Polestar USA head Gregor Hembrough on the challenges of creating a new brand

Business

J.D. Power Assesses High Tech for Vehicles

The fifth annual U.S. Tech Experience Index Study shows that consumers like cameras but not waving their hands at their instrument panels

Autonomous Vehicles

Foretellix Aims to Fortify Autonomous Testing

Much more testing is needed, but it’s the quality not quantity that will make the difference

Lidar Supplier Luminar Adds Auto Veterans as Production Nears

Team will support 2022 launch with Volvo Cars

Business

FCA, Waymo Expand Level 4 Partnership

Ram ProMaster and other light commercial trucks to get autonomous tech

Autonomous Vehicles

Aurora Aims Big with Autonomous Testing in Texas

Startup targets commercial truck applications

Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo, Waymo to Partner on Robo-Taxis

AV collaborations abound to jumpstart commercialization efforts

Design

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

Connectivity

iPhones Get Digital Key Functionality

Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year

Hybrid

Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Gets 100 mpg-Equivalent Rating

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment

Fuel Cells

New Toyota JV Targets Fuel Cell Trucks in China

Commercial vehicles could be the right application for fledgling technology

Electronics

What Do People Know About Automated Vehicles?

Probably a whole lot less than industry insiders might imagine

Business

Volvo Limits Top Car Speed to 112 mph

Slowing down for safety’s sake

Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo to Offer Autonomous Highway Capability in 2022

Expanded partnership with lidar startup Luminar paves way

Business

Volvo Group, Daimler Team Up on Fuel Cell-Powered Big Rigs

Can trucks save the hydrogen-based technology after a tepid response to fuel cell cars?

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: April 17

More carmakers are poised to resume production as financial burden mounts

Production

Keeping Workers Safe from COVID-19

General Motors is instituting new policies for ventilators that likely will be carried over for cars.

Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo, Veoneer to Split Zenuity Software JV

Veoneer gets ADAS business, Volvo takes autonomous vehicle tech

Sales

What the Golden State Says About the Market

It has the landscape of several states, the population of several more and a demand for vehicles that may become more of the national norm.

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