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2019 BMW X7 vs luxury SUV rivals: Comparing specs and photos

New X7 vs GLS, Q7, XC90, Discovery, Navigator and new X5

New X7 vs GLS, Q7, XC90, Discovery, Navigator and new X5.

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Volvos earn IIHS Top Safety Pick rating

They barely miss the 'Plus' because of average headlights

They barely miss the 'Plus' because of average headlights.

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Volvo embraces America — ‘our new home market’

New billion-dollar South Carolina factory drives plan to double sales here

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.

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Volvo opens doors to its first U.S. factory near Charleston, South Carolina

150,000-unit facility will build new S60 sedan this year, half for export

150,000-unit facility will build new S60 sedan this year, half for export.

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Lidar maker Velodyne is confused by fatal Uber crash

‘Our lidar doesn't make the decision to put on the brakes ...’

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

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Uber suspends autonomous vehicle testing after bicyclist is killed

The incident happened in Tempe, Ariz., and involved a Volvo XC90.

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.

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Volvo pushes self-driving Drive Me program back by four years

Safety questions push back introduction.

The company known for safety opts for a more gradual approach to build consumer confidence.

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Volvo to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

For the first time, Uber would own and operate a fleet.

This builds on the companies' three-year relationship.

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Volvo fights to maintain its comeback momentum

Sluggish start to 2017 shows cracks in foundation built on new products.

An $11-billion gamble paid off – for awhile.

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Volvo will start sales of XC40 PHEV crossover next year

PHEV mill will update Volvo's 'twin-engine' concept.

Volvo will follow the debut of its plug-in hybrid crossover with battery-electric and mild-hybrid models.

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Volvo is adding Skype calling to its infotainment system

Microsoft's Cortana AI could be next.

Now you can take business calls while driving more easily. If you're into that sort of thing.

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Autoblog's best videos of 2016

We did a lot of neat stuff in 2016, and a lot of it was caught on video. Check out our favorite drives, experiences, and episodes from our original series that we selected from 2016's best.

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Google reveals the most-searched automakers of 2016

These were the most popular automakers and models on Google search in 2016. Some of these results make sense, and some are rather surprising.

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Tesla poaches Volvo interior engineering boss Anders Bell

Job one for Bell is to reverse Tesla's reputation for disappointing interiors.

Volvo to Tesla? We wonder what role the NorCal weather played.

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Uber admits self-driving Volvos have issues days after defying California regulators

The vehicles have been making dangerous turns through bike lanes.

This is in addition to reports of running red lights and failing to yield for pedestrians.

Uber and Volvo testing Self-Driving XC90 SUVs in San Francisco | Autoblog Minute

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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