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The New Volvo XC40.1 | St. Louis, MO

The future of Volvo has arrived with the all-new XC40! Dubbed the Concept 40.1, this never-before-seen compact crossover is the first to receive Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) system. CMA uses a distinct and separate chassis to optimize performance in smaller vehicles. The Volvo XC40 will feature Pilot Assist semi-autonomous technology that uses radar sensors to help maintain a preselected time interval to put distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you.​

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Volvo and Uber Partner for Autonomous Driving Car Project

Two of the world’s leading businesses are partnering together to make roads safer. The leading ride-sharing company Uber and safety genius Volvo jointly invested 300 million dollars into an autonomous driving project. Each company has their own self-developed strategies for using the autonomous cars. This unprecedented collaboration between the Silicon Valley-based company and the automotive giant makes sense; because both are technology innovators in their respective fields.

"We are very proud to be the…

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Volvo To Hire 400 Engineers This Year For Next Generation Technologies

Volvo will hire 400 engineers this year—the largest hiring initiative in the company’s 89-year history. Recruits will develop the next generation of safety and electrical technology and focus on software development. Already one of the safest car brands in the world—with a well deserved reputation of being industry leaders—Volvo will launch an ambitious autonomous driving project called Drive Me next year in Sweden, and soon after, launch more projects in China…

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Volvo Will Replace Keys With Smartphones in Manchester, MO

Volvo Smartphone Keys in Manchester, MO
Starting in 2017, Volvo has announced that they will begin replacing keys with a smartphone application designed to mimic all of a traditional key’s functionality. The first vehicle manufacturer to do so, Volvo will use digital, Bluetooth®-based technology to communicate with the vehicle, allowing drivers to experience an all new way to use and share cars.

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