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  • 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
        • RYDER CUP HEROES LOOK TO CHALLENGE SOUTH AFRICAN DOMINANCE AT VOLVO GOLF CHAMPIONS

          The Volvo Golf Champions announced both a prize fund of €2 million (approx. R22.5 million) as a host of Ryder Cup heroes confirm their participation in the third edition of the Volvo Golf Champions, taking place at the Durban Country Club from the 10th to the 13th January 2013.
          2012/10/31
          • Volvo Car Corporation improves safety with communicating cars

            Enabling vehicles to communicate with each other, and with the traffic environment, opens up fantastic possibilities. Vital information can be shared and exchanged - creating a safer and more comfortable drive.
             
            This is why Volvo Car Corporation joined the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium together with other European automakers and suppliers. The aim is to have a common platform for CAR 2 CAR communication ready within five years.
             
            "In the future we will have advanced exchange of vital information between vehicles such as their position, speed and direction," says Erik Israelsson, Project Leader Cooperative ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) at Volvo Car Corporation.
             
            Volvo Car Corporation recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the members of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium regarding the implementation of standardized technology for communication between cars from 2016 and onwards.


            2012/10/22
            • Volvo Car Corporation still leads airbag development after 25 life-saving years

              The first Volvo car equipped with an airbag left the assembly line in 1987 - and since then the company has extended the technology with several world-firsts. Volvo was first with both the seat-mounted side airbag and the Inflatable Curtain (IC) - and in 2012 the technology's 25th anniversary was celebrated with the introduction of the groundbreaking pedestrian airbag in the all-new Volvo V40.

              2012/10/18
              • Volvo Car Corporation signs Memorandum of Understanding for implementation of communication between cars

                Volvo Car Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the members of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium regarding implementation of shared technology for communication between cars in 2016.
                2012/10/01
                • Volvo Car Corporation launches the V40 Cross Country – A Capable and expressive all-roader

                  Volvo Car Corporation paved the way for a totally new segment with the V70 Cross Country already in 1997. Now, 15 years later, the new Volvo V40 Cross Country brings the unique blend of capable ruggedness and expressive elegance up to a new altitude by establishing a Cross Country in the Premium C-segment.
                  2012/09/21
                  • All-New Volvo V40 R-Design on the way

                    Dynamic styling and an agile drive for individualists with a fast pace
                    Launched in stunning Rebel Blue, the new Volvo V40 R-Design is a perfect match for those who want a head-turner that radiates a truly stylish and dynamic look. This hot-blooded variant of the all-new Volvo V40 is due to reach local shores early next year.
                    2012/09/13
                    • Record-breaking safety rating for the all-new Volvo V40 in Euro NCAP test

                      The all-new Volvo V40 has received the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test. The overall result is the best ever recorded by the institute.
                       
                      "A fantastic result. We are very proud to have one of the world's safest cars and we're taking yet another important step toward our 2020 target - that nobody should die or be seriously injured in a Volvo," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Advisor Safety at Volvo Car Corporation.
                      2012/08/30
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