When the plant's running at full 150,000-unit capacity, making 90,000 XC90s on top of the S60s, head count will double to around 4,000 employees, half working on export cars, half on local cars.
150,000-unit facility will build new S60 sedan this year, half for export.
Lidar maker Velodyne has put out a statement concerning the fatal accident between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, last week. Uber's self-driving Volvo XC90 uses a Velodyne lidar (light detection and range) unit, said to be an HDL-64E. That model has a 360-degree field-of-view and a 120-meter range, so one of the big questions has been why didn't the sensors pick up pedestrian Elaine Herzberg before the vehicle hit her. Velodyne president Marta Thoma Hall told Bloo
An autonomously-driven Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., late Sunday evening. A statement from local police indicates that the woman was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk. A bicycle was present at the accident scene, according to local news station ABC 15, but it's not yet clear if the deceased was walking with or riding the bike.
The company known for safety opts for a more gradual approach to build consumer confidence.
This builds on the companies' three-year relationship.
Volvo will follow the debut of its plug-in hybrid crossover with battery-electric and mild-hybrid models.
The tip-off is the high-mounted ballast.
Now you can take business calls while driving more easily. If you're into that sort of thing.
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Volvo to Tesla? We wonder what role the NorCal weather played.
This is in addition to reports of running red lights and failing to yield for pedestrians.
Uber and Volvo have turned a number of XC90s into self-driving SUVs in the City by the Bay. It's an extension of the program the two companies tested in Pittsburgh earlier this year.
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Volvo has solutions for the tedious parts of car ownership.
Volvo and Uber partner in the name of autonomy. Both companies are investing $300M in this joint project that aims to bring autonomous tech into real world application sooner than later.