Platooning may be the new way of travelling on motorways in as little as ten years time – and the EU-financed SARTRE project has carried out the first successful demonstration of its technology at the Volvo Proving Ground close to Gothenburg, Sweden.
On December 9, the Board of Volvo Car Corporation (VCC) held a regular meeting at the VCC headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Board agreed the strategic direction of Volvo's growth plan in China and requested the China team to continue the development and submit it for discussion and approval at the next Board meeting.
Volvo's hot new S60 sport sedan continues to impress the pundits with the announcement of its powerful T6 engine being lauded as one of Ward's 10 Best Engines for 2011.
Five Of The World's Top 11 Golfplayers Already Qualified As Championship Looks Set For Another Unrivalled World Class Field.Two Major Champions, a Ryder Cup winner and a former Volvo Masters champion are the first four players to qualify and confirm their entry into the 24-man 2011 Volvo World Match Play Championship via the refined qualification criteria devised by Volvo and set to ensure one of the highest quality international fields on the European Tour in 2010.
Nov. 25 -The Volvo Cars team are celebrating, after winning 'Best use of Broadcast Media' at the CorpComms Awards in London. The award recognised the coverage achieved surrounding the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year where the team secured interviews and coverage across all of the main European TV stations and broadcast direct to fans through Volvo Cars' Facebook page. The long-running and well respected CorpComms Awards recognise the best in UK and European communications across the public, private and Third Sector.
The exciting EU SARTRE project has now been running for a year. Its purpose is to develop, test and validate technology for vehicles that can themselves in long road trains on motorways. The SARTRE team is currently aiming at carry out the first development tests of a single lead and following vehicle before the end of 2010. Released today is a documentary film describing the first year's work of this multi-partner research initiative.
Imagine a vehicle lighter than a Formula 1 racing car...
Alicante, Spain - The spectacular new Volvo Ocean Race Trophy was unveiled in Race Headquarters, Alicante, in front of representatives from all 10 host ports, the racing teams, local authorities and race sponsors. This event crowns the first night of the Volvo Ocean Race conference for the 2011 - 12 edition of the race.
As of the end of November 2010, the Volvo XC60 can be specified with the new Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake safety system. At the same time, the XC60 gets the new infotainment system that has been introduced in the Volvo S60 and V60. All the information is presented in a five or seven inch colour screen integrated into the upper part of the centre console.The new four-cylinder direct-injection 1.6- and 2-litre GTDi engines are now beginning to make their entry throughout the entire Volvo Cars' model range.
Alicante, Spain - 29 October 2010 - The global production and distribution company IMG Sports Media is confirmed as official television partner to the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 on the day that the organisation celebrates the ‘one year to go' milestone. Racing will begin in the Spanish home of the race, Alicante, on 29 October next year.