Meet The Volvo Boss
Read this fascinating interview with Volvo Car CEO Hakan Samuelson. He discusses the outlook for 2018, the future of hybrid and answers some interesting questions about the new Volvo production plant in South Carolina.
Volvo XC40 named ‘Game Changer’ at the Autocar Awards
The Volvo XC40 premium compact SUV has been declared a 'Game Changer' at the Autocar Awards 2018.
As Volvo's first ever compact SUV, the XC40 is a radical departure for the company. Not only does it take Volvo into a completely new market segment, it is also the first Volvo to be based on the company’s all-new CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform.
Its striking looks also herald a new era of design confidence for Volvo, while its ingenious interior practicality, cutting-edge connectivity and autonomous drive technology set new standards for the class.
Volvo - UBER AZ Automous Crash Report
A federal agency has released its preliminary report after investigating a fatal crash involving an Uber semi-autonomous Volvo in Tempe, Ariz.
After analyzing data obtained from the Uber vehicle, the National Transportation Safety Board found that the Uber system detected the pedestrian, Elaine Herzberg, six seconds before the crash. The report also reveals that Uber relies heavily on its vehicle operators to brake in the case of emergencies.
The preliminary report does not yet indicate probable cause or fault. The NTSB is still working with Uber, Volvo and the Arizona Department of Transportation to complete its investigation into the crash so that the agency can eventually issue safety recommendations.
Uber’s self-driving tests continue to be on hold. But the report brings an ongoing debate about the safety of semi-autonomous systems to the forefront. Some industry experts say it’s actually less safe to introduce technology that only takes over some of the driving task, since it relies on two imperfect systems: Technology that is inherently limited in its capabilities, and humans.
Bead Buster - R&R TPMS - On The Car
Check out this innovative new tool. Now you can replace TPMS units without a tire machine. No need to remove the wheel from the car or re-balance the tire. The tool will break the bead right along side the valve stem and give you 3.5 inches of clearance to remove and replace the TPMS sensor.
VIDA Training Enrollment Ends Tomorrow
We can squeeze in a few more shops, but you better hurry because registration closes this Friday.
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|Date:||October 6-7, 2018|
|Cost||$300 Per Shop|
$200 for each additional tech
|Sign Up Deadline||August 3, 2018|
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|Our Instuctor Roster includes||(1) Volvo Vida Instructor|
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