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Volvo and Nvidia team up to develop AI for self-driving trucks

The chipmaker picks up an important new client after losing Tesla

The chipmaker picks up an important new client after losing Tesla.

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Volvo to sell electric Class 8 truck in U.S. in 2020

23 demo units will enter two fleets in California in 2019

23 demo units will enter two fleets in California in 2019.

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Volvo warns some of its engines may exceed emission limits

Catalytic converter problem on trucks and buses

Catalytic converter problem on trucks and buses.

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Volvo stops building trucks in Iran due to U.S. sanctions

'We can't get paid ... So for now we don't have any business' there

'We can't get paid ... So for now we don't have any business' there

Volvo, FedEx test autonomous truck ‘platooning’ on public U.S. road

We've got a little convoy in N.C., and expect testing in other states

We've got a little convoy in N.C., and expect testing in other states

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This V2V is Volvo to Volvo: Cars, trucks to share traffic caution data

When a Volvo switches on hazards, nearby Volvos will know

Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks are separate companies, and have been for almost 20 years. The separation occurred in 1999, when Volvo Group sold its car manufacturing business to Ford, which in turn sold Volvo Cars to Geely in 2010. But despite being separate, the vehicle makers share a name, and now they will also share data between their products to prevent accidents.

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Volvo Trucks plans to share electric truck battery tech across brands

Mack Trucks is one of the brands that could benefit

Volvo Trucks plans to share battery technology across its brands to tame development and production costs for the crucial but expensive component, as the world's second-largest truck maker ramps up electric offerings, the company told Reuters on Monday.

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Volvo introduces its first all-electric truck

The FL Electric is meant for urban areas

Volvo has introduced its first all-electric commercial truck. The FL Electric is a 16-ton delivery truck, meant to handle urban distribution and waste management jobs silently and without belching exhaust fumes. As cities limit diesel vehicle usage, electric trucks will continue to have access everywhere they need to go.

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Geely chairman is now the single biggest investor in Daimler

Li Shufu invests $9 billion in Mercedes' parent

Volvo sets another earnings record, sees more growth ahead under Geely

Here's what's next as Geely looks to Volvo trucks, reportedly buys a stake in Daimler.

Here's what's next as Geely looks to Volvo trucks, reportedly buys a stake in Daimler.

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China's Geely turns to Volvo trucks in latest Swedish venture

The deal is worth about $3.3 billion.

Geely's expertise in the Chinese market and skills in developing electric and autonomous vehicles should help the truckmaker to expand.

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Volvos Automatic Emergency Braking System | Autoblog Minute

This video shows off Volvo Trucks' automatic emergency braking system. The system alerts the driver of a collision risk and brakes automatically if necessary. The system can cut a truck's speed from 49 - 0 mph in about 131 feet.

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Autonomous Garbage Truck | Autoblog Minute

Volvo Trucks and Swedish waste management company Renova have partnered to test autonomous garbage truck. Their aim is for safer, more efficient refuse handling and a better working environment for drivers.

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Quickest Truck in the World, Volvo Truck's Iron Knight Semi | Autoblog Minute

This custom-built semi is the fastest truck in the world. The Volvo truck, dubbed the Iron Knight, produces 2,400HP and 4,425 pound feet of torque and has 0-62MPH time of 4.6 seconds.

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Volvo's 2,400-hp semi is the quickest truck in the world

The Iron Knight set two speed records.

This massive semi would embarrass some sports cars.

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This 2,400-hp Volvo semi was built to demolish speed records

It's called The Iron Knight and it's glorious.

Oh yeah, it also has roughly 4,425 pound-feet of torque.

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World's strongest man pulls 826 tons in a Volvo truck

Volvo Trucks says its FH16 tractor can pull 826 tons, so to put it to the test, it brought in strongman Magnus Samuelsson. Watch the results here.

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Watch Volvo show how not to jackknife a semi

Volvo Trucks developed the Stretch Brake system to keep its tractor-trailers from jackknifing by pulsating the rear brakes to keep it all under control.

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Watch a 4-year-old remotely drive a Volvo dump truck

Volvo Trucks proves the toughness of its FMX commercial truck by handing over remote control to a 4-year-old.

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Regulators consider adding more carmakers to Takata recall

NHTSA has sent letters to seven automakers, including VW and Tesla, asking which of their models contain Takata airbag inflators with ammonium nitrate propellant. The agency is considering a further expansion of the recall.

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