So, did anything interesting happen this week? I seem to recall the odd vague mention of a motor show Somewhere in Europe. Geneva? That's it...
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The wave of advanced vehicle connectivity technologies coming to vehicles embrace a number of interlinked elements, from seamless personal connectivity, to driver assistance systems (and autonomous vehicle control), intelligent transport systems, on-board telematics and the changing human machine interface itself inside the vehicle. In this month's management briefing we talk to OEMs and examine key aspects of the connectivity revolution coming down the line. In this first instalment, Cat Dow speaks with Volvo Car's Petter Hörling about its priorities in the connected car area.
BWI Group’s MagneRide suspension systems are being increasingly featured in top end cars. In the EU they work on high end integration of chassis components with advanced control and sensory systems to produce vehicles that take safety, ride dynamics and sophistication to a new level. Conversely, BWI also work within the advancing Chinese market that sits in a very different end of the spectrum, where basic safety and control devices like ABS and ESC are just starting to take hold, and where AEB and autonomous driving are concepts reserved for the very top layer of the social elite who can afford to import EU and NA models. Matthew Beecham spoke to Craig Diem, BWI Group, Director – Strategic Planning about how the Group deals with the different challenges that these markets bring.
Scandinavian supplier association, FKG, says Iran could be a 2.5m or 3m market if current draconian sanctions against the country are lifted this summer.
Like Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover with its new Ingenium engines, Geely's Volvo Car, once also owned by Ford, has been weaning itself off other automakers' engines and substituting its own.
Volvo Cars China (VCC) will take on a leading role in the Asia-Pacific region in an effort to grow the brand’s sales.
Volvo Car Corporation and Mitec-Jebsen Automotive Systems (Dalian) have partnered to make the balance shaft for the automaker's new GEA3 engine. Production starts in 2016.
In the first quarter of 2015 Volvo Group's efficiency-improvement programme generated good results.
We all remember that video of the outgoing XC90 being rolled SEVEN times and no crushing of the roof. To me, it's been the gold standard of safe cars ever since.
A small but not insignificant milestone slipped by earlier this week, perhaps unnoticed by most industry watchers.
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