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Latest Interviews

Q&A with Thatcham: ADAS versus repair cost 18 Nov 2013

Matthew Beecham

Although your car may be equipped with the latest advanced driver assistance systems thereby reducing the chances of an impact, this technology can increase costs of repair if something goes wrong. Conversely such technology can also reduce your insurance costs. UK-based Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre (Thatcham) have explored this topic and demonstrate how good design and inclusion of the right technologies can make a car more appealing to the consumer looking for good value in the long term. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with Matthew Avery, Thatcham’s head of research.


INTERVIEW: Shell Lubricants VP Selda Gunsel 11 Nov 2013

Simon Warburton

Selda Gunsel is currently vice president of Global Commercial Technology within Shell's Projects & Technology organisation. She is responsible for leading a global group of scientists and engineers, delivering a range of technology programmes including innovation, R&D and technical services to Shell Lubricants and B2B businesses including Marine, Aviation, Commercial Fuels and Specialties. Selda Gunsel spoke to Simon Warburton at Shell's recent Energy and Technology Forum near Paris.

Latest News

Third successive quarter of growth in Europe 17 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

The European new car market recorded a third successive quarter of growth thanks to a 9.3% year on year increase in March.


Volvo eyes annual sales of over 1m in long term 8 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Volvo Car chairman Li Shufu has told Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri that the company wants to achieve sales of more than 1m units annually in the long term "beyond 2020".


Canadian March sales up 0.2% year on year 2 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

New light vehicle sales in Canada came in at 157,060 units, up 0.2% from a year ago and the second best March on record (after 2012), DesRosiers Automotive Consultants said.


Volvo Cars 2015 range more 'connected' 27 Mar 2014

Graeme Roberts

As part of a 2015 model year range update, which adds new Drive-E powertrain and eight-speed automatic transmission options to the V40 hatchback line plus interior and standard equipment enhancements range-wide, Geely-owned Volvo Cars is widening availability of improved infotainment "with more cloud based possibilities".


Volvo Cars testing Flybrid KERS technology 26 Mar 2014

Dave Leggett

Volvo Car Group says it has been conducting extensive tests on flywheel-based KERS ( (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) technology that can yield fuel consumption savings of up to 25%.

Latest blogs

Volvo Trucks and Van Damme's 'Epic Split' 7 Feb 2014

Dave Leggett

Look, I don't seek out things like this. I was on Volvo Group's website looking for serious stuff about trucks and then I stumbled on a release about an 'Epic Split' featuring the actor sometimes known as 'muscles from Brussels'


Saab geared up to go as autumn kicks in 9 Oct 2013

Simon Warburton

Autumn has arrived with a vengance in this part of Western Sweden where I am for the FKG Annual Suppliers Forum tomorrow (10 October), a fact made very obvious out of my train window en route from Gothenburg to Saab's hometown of Trollhattan.

Company research

Volvo: the safest car in the world

Volvo: the safest car in the world

Despite strong developing competition, Volvo continues to lead in the car safety technologies. Continued work on the improvement of quality and reliability, and above all the safety of users makes the...

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Volvo Technology Transfer Corporation - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Volvo Technology Transfer Corporation - Mergers & Acquisitio

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Automotive Manufacturing in Belgium

Automotive Manufacturing in Belgium

Automotive Manufacturing in Belgium industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). The pro...

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