Tuesday, May 31, 2011

News from Volvo: Tech Progress and Historical Homage

Cutting the Cord: Wireless Charging Brought to You by Volvo
Volvo is making it easier than ever to drive green by removing the term 'plug-in' from the electric car equation. The technology uses inductive charging to wirelessly power the Volvo C30 Electric's 20kWh battery.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="549" caption="Volvo redefines 'hands-free' with its wireless charging system designed for the Volvo C30 Electric."][/caption]

Volvo Celebrates Classic P1800's 50th Birthday
Turning 50 this year, the Volvo P1800 has come a long way for a car that was never even intended for mass production. Launched in 1961, originally intended for a niche market, the P1800 exceeded expectations and became known as the 'most internationally renowned car ever.' The sporty model can partly attribute its fame to the British television series "The Saint" that starred Roger Moore alongside the iconic Volvo.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="581" caption="1964 version of Volvo's P1800, an iconic design named one of the '100 Coolest Cars in History' by Automobile Magazine."][/caption]

Volvo Creating Car-tailing Driverless Technology
Volvo is developing technology so your car can essentially drive itself as it plays 'follow the leader' with the car it is tailing. What do you think about this technology? Will automated driving mean improved safety and decrease driving stress or does it represent the demise of automotive independence? Would you feel comfortable with a car that drives itself?

Other stories of interest:
World's Highest Mileage Car: Volvo P1800
Volvo's Blind Spot Elimination
Volvo Wins Emergency Brake System Award
Volvo V60 Earns Top Safety Rating

1 comment:

  1. I'm excited to hear about Volvo's advancements in technology while paying tribute to its rich history. It's impressive how they're blending innovation with heritage. By the way, I'm looking for data science dissertation topics, if you know someone who offer or teach