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Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars ” The companies will start with the same base Volvo car platform, do joint work, and also do development separately toward their own goals.Separately, Uber will be launching several self-driving Volvo XC90 crossovers this month in Pittsburgh.

Driving development: Autonomous Uber rides uld be ming soon, says Volvo

Driving development: Autonomous Uber rides uld be ming soon, says Volvo The technology is being developed internationally, however NZ Volvo national manager Coby Duggan believes the initiative will transform the industry.This new venture will take the development of fully autonomous vehicles a stage further, and into a new segment of the transport industry," Duggan says.

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them.

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them. In principle, there are only a few reasons to consider getting upset about a plan like this.I’d say that Uber can still claim to be shooting for the first commercial self-driving taxi service.

Self-driving car fast on its way to NZ roads

Self-driving car fast on its way to NZ roads Fast forward to now, and the country’s first autonomous vehicle could be on the road in a matter of months.The New Zealand Traffic Institute (Trafinz), Volvo, New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Ministry of Transport have all come together to show how an autonomous vehicle could handle New Zealand roads.

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.

Autonomous vehicle tech uld stop crashes on NZ roads

Autonomous vehicle tech uld stop crashes on NZ roads A specific technology in autonomous vehicle has reduced rear end car crashes by 43%.It showed that ‘City Safety’ technology reduced the probability of a vehicle experiencing a rear end crash by 43 percent.

Starting today, San Francisco residents can hail a self-driving Uber

Starting today, San Francisco residents can hail a self-driving Uber But they’ve always felt like a pie-in-the-sky technology rather than a product that could be right around the proverbial corner.It’s not the first time Uber has deployed self-driving cars, but bringing the technology to San Francisco, where Uber was founded, undoubtedly has particular meaning to the company.

Skype while driving: Volvo to integrate Skype into semi-autonomous vehicles

Skype while driving: Volvo to integrate Skype into semi-autonomous vehicles “Volvo’s vision is to produce a seamless transition from the office to the car allowing us to spend less time behind a desk,” says Duggan.“As autonomous driving technology develops, reducing the need for drivers to have their full attention on the road, new concepts are being developed which will allow them to better utilise their time while travelling,” he explains.

Volvo’s next-gen XC60 will turn heads with its Swedish style at the Geneva show

Volvo’s next-gen XC60 will turn heads with its Swedish style at the Geneva show The next chapter in Volvo’s renaissance will begin next week during the Geneva Auto Show.The Swedish company has confirmed it will unveil the second-generation XC60 during this year’s edition of the event.

Will semi-autonomous prevent head-on llisions?

Will semi-autonomous prevent head-on llisions? The new technology is designed to provide the driver with automatic steering assistance or support to help avoid potential collisions.Around 80% of these occurred on the open road and a third of them were head-on collisions,” he explains.

Will semi-autonomous vehicles prevent head-on llisions?

Will semi-autonomous vehicles prevent head-on llisions? The technology automatically steers vehicles out of the path of ongoing coming cars if they are travelling in the wrong lane.The new technology is designed to provide the driver with automatic steering assistance or support to help avoid potential collisions.

Volvo plans to debut a 2019 all-electric vehicle with a 250-mile range

Volvo plans to debut a 2019 all-electric vehicle with a 250-mile range Speaking to reporters from Automotive News at the Geneva International Motor Show, Volvo Car USA CEO Lex Kerssemakers said Volvo intends to debut its first all-electric U.He further stated we can expect the first electrified Volvo to appear as a 2019 model with a base price between $35,000 and $40,000.

Volvo's Tesla killer to arrive in 2019 with a 250-mile range

Volvo's Tesla killer to arrive in 2019 with a 250-mile range Developing an entirely new vehicle and bringing it to market in less than two years is a daunting task.However, Kerssemakers said Volvo's modular platforms will make it possible.

Roll with it: Volvo and UberEats want to bring you dinner in the backseat of an XC90

Roll with it: Volvo and UberEats want to bring you dinner in the backseat of an XC90 The hottest new restaurant in Japan?It’s called the “All-Star Restaurant,” and Autoblog describes it as “a rolling buffet of the best the city has to offer.

Volvo’s electric vehicle will fight Tesla’s Model 3 and Chevy’s Bolt EV for buyers

Volvo’s electric vehicle will fight Tesla’s Model 3 and Chevy’s Bolt EV for buyers Chevrolet’s new Bolt EV has made a big splash, earning numerous accolades and awards.However, with Tesla working on its entry-level Model 3 and Nissan preparing a new Leaf, the Bolt’s uniqueness may be short-lived.

Volvo and Google to build smart cars together

Volvo and Google to build smart cars together Two of the world's largest tech companies, Volvo and Google are looking to incorporate Android into their cars with a wide range of apps and services.The mission established by the partnership is to revolutionise how Volvo customers engage and interact with their cars.

First Drive Review: 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV Steers You Away From Trouble

First Drive Review: 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV Steers You Away From Trouble The 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV adds a new layer of safety technology called Steering Assist, which steers the car out of the way of trouble on the highway and in town.As with other premium automakers, however, Volvo puts some desirable driver and safety assists in $1,000-$2,000 options packs.

Volvo regnised for safety expertise in autonomous vehicles

Volvo regnised for safety expertise in autonomous vehicles Two Volvo safety experts have received recognition for their contribution to improving safety and reducing fatalities - including strategies for the company's autonomous cars.The US-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recognised Volvo senior manager Per Lenhoff and technical expert in traffic safety data analysis Magdalena Lindman for their contribution to enhanced traffic safety.