From 2020 on, Volvo aims to stop any more deaths or severe injuries in accidents involving new vehicles. The 2nd generation of the XC60 comes a few steps closer to this goal, presenting new solutions for avoiding collisions.
The Swedish carmaker's second-quarter sales and profits are up substantially, despite global trade tensions. Nonetheless, it is shifting production within its factories around the world to try and avoid stiff duties.
US hail-riding company Uber is planning to buy tens of thousands of cars with self-driving features from carmaker Volvo. It would turn the taxi service firm into the owner and operator of its own fleet of cars.
The world's major carmakers are cautiously upbeat about the industry's prospects for 2017, despite facing fundamental change from tighter emissions rules, electric vehicles and autonomous driving.
The US ride-hailing company has said it is halting its pilot program for driverless cars after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday.
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