Volvo

  • Volvo Mar 18

    Volvo Recalls Vehicles to Fix Automatic Braking Malfunction

    Volvo is recalling several model lines in the U.S. because the automatic emergency braking system may not detect obstacles and stop the vehicles as designed. The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 S60, V60, S90L and V90 models. The company says in government documents that a software-hardware incompatibility glitch causes the problem. Volvo says that if the system doesn’t...

  • driver Nov 10, 2019

    Self-Driving Uber Car That Hit and Killed Woman Did Not Recognize That Pedestrians Jaywalk

    A self-driving Uber car that struck and killed an Arizona woman was not able to recognize that pedestrians jaywalk, the National Traffic Safety Board revealed in documents released earlier this week. Elaine Herzberg, 49, died after she was hit in March 2018 by a Volvo SUV, which had an operator in the driver’s seat and was traveling at about 40...

  • China Jul 22, 2019

    Volvo Recalls Some 500,000 Vehicles Due to Faulty Engine Part

    Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch a fire.

  • San Diego Jun 13, 2019

    Uber Tests Drone Food Delivery, Launches New Autonomous SUV

    Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company’s Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald’s and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year.

  • driver Jul 20, 2018

    Memphis Man Steals Date's Car, Goes on Another Date: Police

    Police in Memphis say a man stole his date’s car and drove it to a date with another woman. Police say a woman reported her car stolen after Kelton Griffin went to her house to take her on a date. WMC-TV reports that Griffin stopped at a gas station and asked the woman to get him some cigars. A police...

  • Amazon Apr 25, 2018

    Amazon Begins Delivery to Your Car's Trunk

    Amazon’s latest perk is free delivery to your car. The Seattle company said Tuesday that it has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles. Deliveries are available to members with 2015 year or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles with GM’s OnStar connected-car service, and those with a 2015...

  • Detroit Dec 19, 2017

    Chevy Bolt Gets Top Car Award at Major Auto Show, Honda Ridgeline Top Truck

    The Chevy Bolt has been named top car in North America, an important milestone for a car General Motors hopes will finally get Americans hooked on electric vehicles. The Honda Ridgeline grabbed the honor for top truck. Utility vehicles were honored separately for the first time, with the Pacifica minivan from Fiat Chrysler snagging that award. The honors were announced...

  • Major Dec 19, 2017

    For Electric Cars to Take Off, They'll Need Places to Charge

    Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner. Those lofty ambitions face numerous challenges,...

  • China Oct 17, 2017

    Volvo's Electric Car Brand Polestar Unveils First Model

    Volvo Cars’ performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla. The hybrid Polestar 1 promises a range of 150 kilometers (95 miles) on a charge, with a gasoline-powered engine to supplement that if needed. It is due to be...

  • Major Jul 5, 2017

    Volvo to Ditch Combustion Engines in First for a Major Carmaker

    Volvo will begin producing electric motors on all its cars from 2019, becoming the first traditional automaker to forgo the combustion engine altogether. The Swedish company, which has been making cars since 1927 and has in recent decades become famous for its station wagons and safety features, said Wednesday that the decision was prompted by the wishes of customers, describing...

  • Kia Jun 13, 2017

    Tests Find That Most Midsize SUVs Have Unsafe Headlights

    More than half of the midsize SUVs tested by an insurance industry group were found to have unsafe headlights that did not light up the road far enough or caused glare for oncoming drivers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Tuesday that it tested 37 midsize SUVs and only two received a “good” rating: the 2017 Volvo XC60 and...

  • Los Angeles Mar 11, 2017

    Pregnant Ciara Involved in L.A. Car Accident

    Ciara, who is expecting a child with husband Russell Wilson, was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles Friday.

  • cars Nov 10, 2016

    Volvo Recalls Vehicles in US, Canada for Seat Belt Problem

    Volvo is recalling about 79,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the front passenger seat belt may not hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Volvo says in government documents that a buckle stud can come loose, allowing the buckle to...

  • California Aug 22, 2016

    New Safety Questions About ‘Topless' Hollywood Tour Vans

    They appear to be unique to Southern California: convertible passenger vans that carry thousands of tourists every week to see the notable landmarks and celebrity homes of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Now, tour industry insiders, automotive experts and state officials are raising concerns that riding in those vehicles could be putting riders’ safety in jeopardy.

  • Aug 22, 2016

    New Safety Questions About Topless Hollywood Tour Vans

    Hollywood tour industry insiders and auto experts raise concerns over “topless” tour vans. I-Team’s Jenna Susko investigates for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016.

  • Los Angeles Nov 20, 2015

    Weekend: Los Angeles Auto Show

    Tomorrows drives? They’re downtown. Plus: CHILL opens, Great LA Walk, Doo Dah, Hello Kitty Truck, Mustache Dache

  • Ford Feb 8, 2015

    Caught-on-Camera Thieves Burglarize Cars, Steal Mail from OC Apartment Building

    Santa Ana police are searching a group of people caught on surveillance camera burglarizing an Orange County apartment complex, officials said Friday.

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