Stories & Inspiration
Coffee counterculture - fika and cinnamon buns
Forget complicated names or vegan milk alternatives, coffee is going back to basics. Just ask Swedes like Rebecca Konradsdal and Emily Svedner, who are helping change the way we drink coffee, whether you’re in Stockholm or LA. Welcome to the ‘third wave’ of coffee
The future of food
From the islands of Stockholm to the streets of San Francisco, Sweden’s food culture is becoming a powerful symbol of the country’s spirit of innovation.
The luxury of time
It takes less than two hours to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles, but instead we’re driving between these two cities in the Volvo XC90, the perfect car for indulging in the luxury of the journey.
The race to the horizon
The fascinating background and history of the Volvo Ocean Race have turned it into one of the best-known and toughest endurance races in the sporting calendar. For four and a half decades, participants have challenging themselves and each other as they sail its course. In this article, we will trace the race back to its beginning - and beyond, looking at the developments that shaped modern sea travel and made it possible in the first place. We trace the history of the race all the way back to the opening of the Panama and Suez canals, and then how - decades later - Robin Knox-Johnson became the first man to sail single-handedly round the planet. We then describe the foundation of the race in the 70s, and the developments that turned it into the event we know today - with its cutting-edge boats, teams of world champion sailors and non-stop coverage.
The secrets of Volvo Cars’ driving simulator
The virtual world meets the real world in Volvo Cars’ driving simulator, a machine that helps its engineers perfect the way every Volvo responds to your inputs.
Wake up and get some sleep
We travelled to New York to discover how drivers stay alert behind the wheel in the city that never sleeps. Impaired reaction time, judgment and vision. These are just some of the effects of drowsy driving.
Amanda Bergman has been coming to Gotland since she was a child. This little white island provides the backdrop to so many childhood memories – from gravel-scraped knees to a pounding teenage heart. Now, Gotland has inspired Amanda’s latest song, ‘Falcons’.
We can all have a positive influence on the world around us. Whether it’s driving a car with low emissions or making sure you turn off the lights when leaving a room. Volvo Car’s resident oil expert Sabina Fleiss, however, decided to do a little more. Come along as Sabine guides us through a normal working day at the Volvo Cars lab.
The connection between Chicago and Sweden runs deep. Like a brother and sister who have chosen different roads to follow but whose shared past forms an unbreakable bond. Follow us as we explore the Swedish side of the Windy City from the passenger seat of an XC90.
CarPlay –toiminto mahdollistaa iPhonesei sovellusten käytön Volvosi näytöstä suoraan. Siri äänitoiminto hoitaa myös tekstiviestit puolestasi, jotta voit keskittyä ainoastaan edessä olevaan tiehen.