Sweden

Volvo to sell thousands of cars to Uber 0

Uber and Volvo have come to an agreement which will see the Chinese owned Swedish car maker supply the ride-hailing firm with thousands of cars. Uber will add its inhouse developed autonomous driving tech to the vehicles. The agreement, which is not exclusive, will see Volvo provide Uber with thousands of ‘base-vehicles’ between 2019 and(…)

Volvo unveils the Polestar 1: Sweden’s first electric sports car 0

Volvo and its Chinese parent company Geely have revealed a ambitious mass market hybrid electric sports car. The vehicle, called the Polestar 1 is described as ”an electric car supported by a traditional internal combustion engine”. Despite being designed in Sweden, the car is set to be manufactured in China, at the Geely plant in(…)

Sweden’s favourite car isn’t a Volvo 0

For the first time in more than 50 years, the top selling car in Sweden isn’t a Volvo. Instead, the Volkswagen Golf topped the sales charts, figures released by Sweden’s carmakers’ association revealed, with Volvo hanging onto the largest overall market share. In total, 5.9% of new cars bought in the country were VW Golfs.(…)

Swedish ambulances testing car radio jamming 0

An innovative new idea is being tested currently in Sweden, where a system fitted to ambulances jams in-car audio systems to alert drivers that they need to get through. The pioneering new system was designed by students at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. It uses an FM radio band to broadcast a(…)