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2008-03-31
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Volvo places great emphasis on manufacturing quality, safe, comfortable, and environmentally friendly cars. To this end, the company has placed added emphasis and research into the manufacturing of its seats.
2011-10-04
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New three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will feature a common architecture. The gasoline units will have direct fuel injection and will be offered in turbocharged and naturally aspirated form.
2012-01-10
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Based on the S60, it has a transverse 280-hp 2.0-L gasoline four-cylinder, Integrated Starter-Generator, and eight-speed automatic in front, and a 12-kw·h lithium-ion battery pack with electric motor in rear.
2012-03-14
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The five-seat hatchback shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show is described by Volvo as a sibling to the three-door C30, with which it shares engine options. The car is due on sale in May 2012, aimed principally at European buyers who are expected to account for 85% of the planned production of 90,000 models per year.
2012-02-08
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One of the U.K.'s top technology consultants sees a big future for range-extended hybrids and energy-recovery systems, but reducing battery and motor costs is a main priority.
2012-02-24
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The move to downsized I4s will simplify the powertrain range dramatically while gaining critical economies of scale. The fuel-economy benefit is a priority for the relatively small OEM.
2012-04-07
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AB Volvo and Deutz AG have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore the potential to extend their long-term cooperation with joint development of next-generation medium-duty engines for off-highway applications.
2012-06-22
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The European SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project has carried out a test in Spain of a road train comprising several vehicles automatically driving in convoy.
2012-11-19
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Volvo Car Corp. says it has successfully integrated production of what it claims is the world's first diesel plug-in hybrid into the assembly line with conventional models at its Torsland Plant in Gothenburg, Sweden.
2012-12-07
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By the year 2025, fully autonomous driving could be a reality, according to the Tier 1 supplier of advanced driver assistance systems. Its development will be spurred by safety concerns, insurance industry incentives, and even regulation.
2009-10-09
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More powerful design tools, faster microprocessors, and software standards are a few of the tools that will help make possible a system-wide approach toward vehicle design.
2011-06-19
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Working with partner SKF, Volvo Car Corp. engineers believe their new system for kinetic energy recovery can compete with traditional PHEV systems on efficiency and cost.
2011-07-12
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Can flywheel-based kinetic energy storage systems be feasible, cost-competitive alternatives to PHEVs? Volvo is looking to find out this fall.
2011-07-18
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The company is now refining a system that reliably identifies an animal, alerts the driver, and if necessary applies a vehicle’s brakes.
2011-07-25
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In its "first real-world look at an advanced crash-avoidance technology," the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has found that in low-speed traffic the Volvo XC60 and its City Safety forward collision-avoidance system (view Volvo video here) resulted in 27% fewer property damage liability coverage claims than other vehicles in its class (midsize luxury SUV).
2010-09-17
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Takata’s SafeTraK commercial truck vision system offers an added driver-alertness feature that detects and monitors erratic driving or weaving within the lanes.
2010-11-07
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Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer body panels that store electricity could boost EV range or performance.
2011-02-11
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The company's electric-vehicle program is gaining momentum and could ultimately enhance the environmental benefits of road trains.
2009-03-05
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The newest in Volvo's line of short-swing excavators, the ECR305CL is comparable in performance to standard-overhang configurations but can work in narrow confines and takes up just a single road lane for flexibility on the job.
2009-05-11
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Still a computer-based concept, the Fenix is a think-outside-the-box solution to the logistical and equipment difficulties that come with road paving. Using pods of asphalt mix and incorporating several features into one machine, the Fenix raises new ideas to solve an ongoing problem.
2009-07-20
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Clean plug-in diesel hybrid should cover extra purchase costs by qualifying for European environmental subsidies.
2009-08-07
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Heavy trucks that weigh less but still carry the same payload—that’s the future according to Volvo Group engineers. Though lightweight technology has mainly been the domain of Volvo Aero for its aircraft engine components, engineers at AB Volvo’s research company, Volvo Technology, believe using similar technology can reduce the weight of the cab and chassis in heavy trucks by at least 20% within 10 years.
2008-06-24
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Volvo has revised its FH and FM series heavy trucks, introducing a new 11-L engine to the low-height FM model and a number of modifications to the cab. The company has pursued a similar design for all its heavy-truck engines in recent years, and the new engine, designated D11B, follows those principles. Volvo also claims to be the first European truck manufacturer to launch a system to alert the driver if he or she loses concentration.
2008-08-06
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A weight-saving, anti-submarining rear-seat ramp system designed to reduce body-in-white (BIW) complexity across platforms has been announced by JSP.
2008-08-14
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Volvo Powertrain will begin trials with dimethyl ether (DME) fueled trucks in Sweden between late 2009 and early 2010. The trials will involve 14 trucks, with funding from the Swedish Energy Agency and the European 7th Framework Program.
2008-08-14
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Volvo CE is investing SEK 341 million in a new paint shop in the company’s articulated hauler plant in Braås, Sweden. This investment will lead to an increase in capacity in the plant, a reduced impact on the environment, and added improvement in quality.
2010-08-05
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Improved pedestrian safety, a major element of Volvo’s research, is one of the highlights of the new “4-door coupe.”
2009-01-11
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Corus is helping optimize press shop tooling at Volvo’s plant in Torslanda, Sweden, using its experience in the use of strain measurement systems.
2009-01-12
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A parallelogram rear-door action, a pedestrian safety system, and double-wave shoulder line are some of the distinguishing design features of the Volvo S60 Concept.
2009-02-04
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The Volvo EC360CHR demolition machine, featuring an arm and claw able to tear buildings apart precisely, is able to reach further while keeping debris under control.
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