California is adjusting its zero-emissions vehicle mandate to help smaller automakers. Rather than completely excusing them from the program, the companies may offer plug-in hybrids and still receive ZEV credits for them.
Driver Thought Car Had Pedestrian-Detection System; It Didn't
A Volvo salesperson recently attempted to demonstrate the XC60 City Safety system to a group of prospective car buyers. What the dealer didn't understand was the safety system, which helps avoid or mitigate collisions, doesn't detect pedestrians.
Volvo and Polestar have teamed up once again to produce the more performance-oriented V40 Carbon edition, boasting a number of enhancements but only available in select markets, of which ours is sadly not one.
Volvo is teasing an even more opulent version of the XC90 for the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. It appears to go beyond even the Excellence version and replaces the front passenger seat with something called the Lounge Console.
Volvo has partnered with a UK advertising agency and the company Albedo 100 to create LifePaint. It's a reflective spray designed for bicyclists that makes them shine when hit with light at night. The company is handing out 2,000 cans in hopes of keeping cyclists safe.