Innovation prize for pedestrian detection with full auto brake - Mid-range sport limo "Best Product 2010" - Safety feature unique in the world.
Volvo Cars' crash-test laboratory in Torslanda turns 10 this year - and the almost 3,000 full-scale tests that have been carried out during the high-tech facility's first decade have helped give Volvo owners even safer cars.
Volvo Cars' Corporate and Sustainability Report for 2009/2010 is characterised by continued firm focus on sustainable mobility. One example of this dedication is the decision to start series production of plug-in hybrids in 2012.
As wonderful as the spring is for many people, it is also sheer torture for others. A person suffering from asthma or allergy has few sanctuaries during the pollen season. However, a ride in a Volvo car may make life easier.
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) will be a title sponsor of a nationwide mural contest inspired by Disneynature's OCEANS and the coinciding eight-city "One Ocean, One Planet" mobile education tour along the West Coast. The tour starts on April 5, the contest allows more than 15,000 students in 30 states the chance to win tickets to watch "OCEANS" at a local theater, as well as limited edition autographed artwork from Wyland and art supplies for the classroom. The winning classroom will be notified on April 28.
German motorists' organisation ADAC, which has more than 15 million members, gives the Volvo V70 1.6D DRIVe five stars in its annual eco-test. With its diesel engine, the Volvo V70 DRIVe is the first car model ever to receive five stars despite being powered by a conventional fuel.
The largest automotive organisation in world, German ADAC, has carried out an extensive comparison test of different automatic speed and distance control systems.Volvo XC60 clearly won the test in which six different models were compared.
Volvo Cars' "DRIVe Around the World" challenge became the most installed branded application on Facebook in 2009. The winning team - Volvo's fan page - will have an amount of 15,000 EURO placed in their name for a clean energy project within myclimate."To be number 17 on the list of most installed facebook applications and number one among branded is great and more than we ever expected", says Lukas Dohle, Live Communication and Social Media at Volvo Car Corporation in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The environmentally conscious Volvo customer can now buy a diesel-powered Volvo V70 or S80 with CO2 emissions as low as 119 g/km - corresponding to fuel consumption of just 4.5 l/100 km.This means that over the past year or so, Volvo Cars has succeeded in delivering five models with emissions below 120 g/km.
Lotta Jakobsson, technical specialist at Volvo Cars Safety Centre, has been installed as adjunct professor in automotive safety at the Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg."This position gives Volvo Cars and me access to important academic networks," she says.