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 10:00am 5/29/14 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 11:29am 4/11/14 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 2:53pm 3/29/14 2:53pm

What It's Like To Use Apple's CarPlay Hands-Free System

While you might have expected Apple's CarPlay iOS system to appear in a Tesla, the winner of this race is Volvo, who will be using Apple's software for hands-free connectivity in all their future models. Here's the first hands on with new system straight from the Geneva Motor Show floor. » 3/04/14 9:35am 3/04/14 9:35am

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 10:00pm 2/18/14 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 1:40pm 6/20/13 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 10:13am 10/26/12 10:13am

Volvo's Newest Concept Car Just Wants to Be Touched (Updated)

Volvo revealed its newest concept luxury car at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and finally answers the question of how many touch screens you can cram into a car's interior. Hint: It's four. » 9/13/11 8:49am 9/13/11 8:49am

The GPS Map sits inside the Speedometer display, the gear indication as well. Seat and climate controls are handled…

Volvo Wind Tunnel Has Road Simulator Minus Annoying Backseat Kids

Here's the new Volvo in-house wind tunnel simulator, a 28 million dollar facility that is the first in its class to have a road simulator. In theory, it will allow the Swedish manufacturer to precisely test the effect of road changes and airflows all around the car to make cars more fuel efficient. Strangely enough,… » 10/01/08 8:20pm 10/01/08 8:20pm