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  • Volvo Car Group reaches landmark safety milestone: one million cars sold with pioneering auto brake technology

    The number of Volvos equipped with automatic braking systems has passed the one million mark - another milestone that confirms Volvo Car Group's world-leading position within automotive technology.

    Volvo Cars' technology for automatic braking includes several world firsts: City Safety, which is standard and works at speeds up to 50 km/h; Collision Warning with full auto brake; and Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake.

    "Several recent reports state that our ground-breaking auto braking technologies help reduce the risk of being involved in a rear-end accident by more than 20 per cent. One million Volvos with auto brake on the roads take us towards our aim that nobody should be killed or suffer serious injuries in a new Volvo car by the year 2020," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo Car Group.
    2013/07/10
    • Volvo Car Group demonstrates the ingenious self-parking car

      Volvo Car Group has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The concept car, which will be demonstrated at a media event next week, finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside. The smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other cars and pedestrians in the car park.
      2013/06/26
      • International artists turn Volvo XC60 into a work of art at Volvo Art Session

        For the third consecutive year, Volvo Car Switzerland organised the Volvo Art Session at the central train station in Zurich, Switzerland. Over the weekend of June 7-9, both emerging and established artists took part by getting creative with a Volvo XC60.
        2013/06/19
        • Volvo Car Group boosts development of electrified cars

          From 0-70 km/h in 5.9 seconds and a full recharge in only 1.5 hours - the first electric cars emerging from the strategic partnership between Volvo Cars and Siemens most certainly live up to Volvo's commitment to electrification by enhancing acceleration and customer flexibility.
          2013/06/05
          • Volvo Cars' pioneering work on pedestrian protection wins Global NCAP Innovation Award

            Volvo Car Group's pioneering work on pedestrian protection has been rewarded with the 2013 Global NCAP Innovation Award. The prize was received by Prof. Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical Specialist Safety at Volvo Cars Safety Centre, at the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) Conference in Seoul, South Korea.
             
            At the ESV Conference, Prof. Lotta Jakobsson held a presentation about Volvo Cars' outstanding achievements within pedestrian protection. She presented a paper on the Pedestrian Airbag Technology in the new Volvo V40.
             
            "The purpose of the world's first airbag for pedestrians is to help protect these vulnerable road users in certain situations when they impact the bonnet and the area around the windscreen, where there may be a risk of serious head injuries," says Lotta Jakobsson.

            2013/06/03
            • Volvo Car Group launches world-first injection technology in the new VEA engine family

              Volvo Car Group's new engine family VEA (Volvo Engine Architecture) will be launched later this year with world-first i-ART technology that helps to cut fuel consumption in these new diesel engines.

              2013/04/19
              • Volvo Car SA announces top Dealers for 2012

                Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) paid tribute to its dealer network at the 2012 Volvo Dealer of the Year (DOTY) awards dinner in Cape Town last week.

                Well-Deserved Recognition
                The annual Dealer of the Year awards give recognition to Volvo's dealer network in Southern Africa for commitment and dedication to the Volvo brand but also for consistently delivering excellent levels of service.
                2013/04/17
                • Volvo Car Group reveals world-first Cyclist Detection with full auto brake.

                  Volvo Car Group reveals world-first Cyclist Detection with full auto brake.

                  Volvo has rolled out yet another world first in automotive history - technology that detects and automatically brakes for cyclists swerving out in front of the car.

                  This new function is a further evolution of Volvo’s current detection and auto brake technology. The new package will be called Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake. All cars equipped with pedestrian detection will also incorporate cyclist detection.

                  2013/04/02
                  • Global safety rating results confirm Volvo Cars' safety leadership

                    Global safety rating results confirm Volvo Cars' safety leadership

                    With every new vehicle launched, and every new safety feature developed, Volvo Cars is another step closer to reaching its Vision 2020 target. Vision 2020 is the bold goal Volvo Cars set for itself with the aim that by the year 2020 Volvo’s there will be no more serious injuries or fatalities in a new Volvo.

                    2013/04/02
                    • Volvo proud vehicle partner of 2012 Nedbank Golf Challenge

                      Volvo Car South Africa is the proud vehicle partner of the 2012 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted at the spectacular Gary Player Golf course at Sun City from 29 November – 2 December.

                      Nedbank Golf Challenge players and their families are transported in a fleet of gorgeous Volvo XC90s, Volvo XC60s, Volvo S60s and Volvo V60s.
                      2012/11/29
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