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Volvo Group articles

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Electric driveline for fire engine being developed

Electric driveline for fire engine being developed
An agreement to design and deliver an electric driveline for an industrial OEM has been signed by Volvo Penta. This strategic partnership follows the recent announcement that Volvo Penta is providing the propulsion system to Gothenburg’s first all-electric ferry, and demonstrates an important step in the journey to electrified power solutions to industrial and marine segments by 2021.
8th February 2019

Kangaroos steer self-driving cars astray

Kangaroos steer self-driving cars astray
  Autonomous car designers are discovering an interesting problem as they begin to test their vehicles in Australia. The unusual way that kangaroos move confuses the car's animal detection system. Volvo’s 2017 S90 and XC90 models use its Large Animal Detection system to monitor the road for deer, elk and caribou, but the way kangaroos moves completely throws it off.
28th June 2017

Wireless sensors replace cables and save tonnes of copper

Wireless sensors replace cables and save tonnes of copper
A research project is currently being undertaken by the Volvo Group which involves replacing the cables in trucks with wireless sensors. The result will be a dramatic reduction in the amount of copper and plastic used. Every year the company should be able to dispense with around 5,000km of cabling, which is the equivalent of 18 tonnes of copper and 33 tonnes of plastic.
21st November 2016


The wheels on the bus go round and round, safely

The wheels on the bus go round and round, safely
Volvo Buses is taking steps to reduce the 1.25 million annual road traffic deaths by unveiling a pedestrian and cyclist detection system. “Accidents involving buses and unprotected road-users seldom occur, but when they do the consequences may be very serious. 
23rd September 2016

World’s first self-driving truck in underground mine

World’s first self-driving truck in underground mine
The world’s first ever fully autonomous truck to be tested in operations deep underground has been created by Volvo, and is now being tested in the Kristineberg Mine. This self-driving truck is part of a development project aimed at improving the transport flow and safety in the mine. It will cover a distance of 7km, reaching 1,320m underground in the narrow mine tunnels.
19th September 2016

The future of automation

The Volvo Group will now demonstrate its self-driving truck for a broader audience, for the first time ever. The truck is part of a research and development project involving autonomous vehicles, intended to create greater business advantages for customers, mainly in the mining industry. 
10th May 2016

The Road Of Tomorrow Is Electric

The Road Of Tomorrow Is Electric
Consider a future where trucks and buses are continuously supplied with electric power without carrying large batteries. Instead, power lines are built into the surface of the road. This could be a future solution for long-distance trucks and buses running on electricity.
2nd July 2013

Volvo Group opens the door to its future research

Excavators without drivers, virtual sheet painting and electric buses that charge in ten minutes. The Volvo Group is opening the door to the future, with its new Tech World website. For the first time, many of the research projects on which the company’s engineers are working will be openly displayed.
13th June 2012


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