This Is Volvo's Idea Of The World's Most Resplendently Luxurious Baby

Look at this baby. Look deep into his confused, cosseted eyes. He is not just a mere baby. He is a baby of Excellence. Or his leather-and-metal clad throne is Excellence, or something. Anyways, Volvo’s calling it the Excellence Child Seat Concept, and it’s the Swedes idea of the car seat of the future. »7/02/15 6:45pm7/02/15 6:45pm

Is Crazy Tech Really the Answer To Keeping People On Bikes Safe?

Inflatable helmets, glow-in-the-dark spray paint, a laser that makes a temporary bike lane—a heck of a lot of products have hit the market recently pledging to keep cyclists safer. But is it the responsibility of people on bikes to use any gadget necessary to stay safe? Or is this distracting from the bigger… »4/15/15 1:30pm4/15/15 1:30pm

Volvo Is Going To Let The Actual Public Operate Its Autonomous Cars

Volvo announced this morning that it's about to let 100 real, actual, normal members of the public sit behind the wheel of new XC90s — and not drive them. That's because these cars are completely autonomous, and only in the virtual hands of the inept and mechanical-ham-fisted public can robo-cars truly be tested. »2/19/15 11:15am2/19/15 11:15am

Volvo Created a Bike Helmet That Warns Drivers About Nearby Cyclists

Though they share the road, bikes and vehicles don't always play nice together. So Volvo, known for making some of the safest cars on the road, has helped develop a new safety helmet that lets bikes and vehicles communicate so that both cyclists and drivers are aware of each other when in close proximity—even if… »12/19/14 10:30am12/19/14 10:30am

Why Volvo Thinks It Can Eliminate All Deaths In Its Cars By 2020

Safety is a science-based religion at Volvo – its founders named “humans” the most important part of a car in the early thirties. Their latest project, Vision 2020, set the goal of eliminating death in all of their new cars in five years time. For most companies that would seem utopian nonsense, but this is the… »12/09/14 12:15pm12/09/14 12:15pm

Ford's Adding Another Self-Driving Feature to Its Cars Next Year

There's a lot of debate over when—and whether—self-driving cars will hit the road. Elon Musk says six years. Volvo says three. However, some of the features of self-driving cars are already in action. And with Ford's announcement that its sedans will sport pedestrian detection technology starting next year, there are… »10/23/14 4:46pm10/23/14 4:46pm

Google's Self-Driving Car Is the Future We Need

In the aftermath of Google's unexpected unveiling of its very own steering wheel-free cutemobile, the internet is dripping again with opinions about self-driving cars. Some say they'll save us. Some say they're doomed. But really, we're all after the same thing: a better way to get around. And right now, self-driving… »5/29/14 10:00am5/29/14 10:00am

Volvo's Inflatable Child Seat Concept Fits in a Backpack

At one time the military actually tried to develop inflatable planes that were strong enough to fly, but easy to transport. Those never materialized, but the technology involved—a drop-stitch fabric that can be inflated to very high pressures—has enabled Volvo to create an inflatable child car seat that's just as safe… »4/11/14 11:29am4/11/14 11:29am

Formula 1's Advanced Hybrid System Is Coming To Your Next Car

That may look like an ordinary Volvo S60, but it's far from it. Inside that handsome but inoffensive Swedish body is the same technology that helped make Formula One cars so fast in the last few years — the hybrid Kinetic Energy Recovery System. That's good news if you like efficiency and speed. »3/29/14 2:53pm3/29/14 2:53pm

These guys made a $2 million Lamborghini with only $15,000 and a Volvo

If it looks like a Lamborghini, if it smells like a Lamborghini... it still might just be a Volvo. Yep, the $2 million supercar you're staring at above was made at home from guys at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan using a thirty year old Volvo 740. The total money they spent to make a carbon copy of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento… »2/18/14 10:00pm2/18/14 10:00pm

Volvo's Awesome New Autonomous Self-Parking Car Is Pure Magic

Realizing that cars that automatically parallel park themselves are old news, Volvo has taken the concept one step—actually several miles—further with a new concept vehicle that can actually find an empty spot and park itself in a lot. You just abandon your car at the entrance of a parking lot, and like a valet you… »6/20/13 1:40pm6/20/13 1:40pm

Future Volvos Will Drive Themselves in Slow Moving Traffic Jams

In a few short years Volvos-the fancy ones, anyway-will include a cruise-control system that lets your car drive and steer itself through crawling traffic. So if your daily commute involves a long stretch sitting in a jam, you'll be able to sit back and read a book, get caught up on work, or just keep your hands free… »10/26/12 10:13am10/26/12 10:13am