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2016 Brought Record Sales for Volvo

534,332. That is how many cars Volvo sold in 2016. Accoring to media.volvocars.com, that number marks the third consecutive year in record sales for the company, and a 6.2 percent increase from 2015. This growth was lead by 82, 726 sold in the US, an 18.1 percent growth from last year, 90,930 sold in China, an 11.5 percent growth from 2015, and a solid 206,114 sold in Western Europe.

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Volvo Conducts Enormous Online Poll to See Who is Most Ready for Autonomous Driving

If you’ve flipped on the television or radio in the past year or so, you’ve likely caught some discussion about autonomous vehicles. On the leading edge of that is Volvo Cars, which just conducted its Future of Driving survey, the largest online consumer conversation about the autonomous driving topic, and as of June 28th, nearly 50,000 respondents had recorded their opinions. Check out some notable results below!

 

 

 

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Volvo at the Forefront of Next-Generation Technology

 

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With its pulse on autonomous driving technology, safety innovation and connectivity, Volvo has quickly made a name for itself in the industry as one of the leading automakers in auto technology.

When it comes to autonomous driving, for instance, Volvo formed a relationship at the start of this year with Nvidia to ensure that the 100 self-driving vehicles its planning on putting on the roads in 2017 are fully equipped to identify objects on the road and more simply, steer the car.

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Volvo Introduces New Generation of Child Safety Seats

Volvo has been focused on child-safety for a long time, becoming the first automaker to crash-test child safety seats all the way back in the 1960s. Continuing in that tradition, Volvo is introducing a range of three new child seats that focus on good design, child comfort, and overall convenience. In keeping with the stated goal of no fatalities or serious injuries in Volvo vehicles by 2020, the introduction of these child safety seats is another step in the right direction to achieving it. Take a look at the video below for more information.

 

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Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid Steals the Show, Onlookers Steal Glances

As a means of getting the word out about its awesome SUV Hybrid, Volvo trolled other automakers on a California highway with a machine that captures the kinetic energy produced by vehicles driving over a special panel, it them takes this energy and turns it into harvestable electric energy used to power the Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid. Crime has never looked so fun—probably because no actual laws were broken.

 

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Volvo Likely to Test Autonomous Vehicles in US

 

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Volvo believes that autonomous cars will make all driving time a little more meaningful. While the Swedish automaker is no stranger to autonomous testing overseas, it's most recently considering the US as its next location for testing such vehicles on public roads. The automaker is currently testing in Sweden and recently announced plans for testing self-driving vehicles in China.

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Volvo Lets You Lose the Keys For Good

Have you ever wished there were a more convenient way to keep track of your car keys, or to share a family car? Volvo is the first automaker to announce its intent to offer cars without keys beginning in 2017. Instead, customers will be given a smartphone app, which replaces the physical key. This digital key is able to do everything a physical key can, such as locking or unlocking doors or remote-start. 

 

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XC90 Earns Best Auto Tech Award from Kelley Blue Book

Yesterday, we learned the exciting news that, thanks to Volvo's Sensus infotainment system, the XC90 has been named the winner of Kelley Blue Book's 2016 Best Auto Tech Award. The award was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada...

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Volvo Designs Ergonomically Correct Vehicle Seating

If you're someone who experiences neck or back pain when driving -- especially when long-distance driving -- you'll be relieved to know that Volvo has consulted orthopedic surgeons since the 1960s in order to design and produce the most dynamic and comfortable seating options in our premium vehicles. These ergonomically correct seats allow you to experience the most necessary form of luxury: comfort. Check out the Facebook post below for more details!

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