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Self-driving car pioneers link up to study "human impact" of driverless future

2019 Volvo S60Millions of jobs could be eliminated by driverless cars in the future. A newly formed organization announced Tuesday—The Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO)—combines the forces of the major firms building and testing on self-driving cars with the intention of studying the "human impact" of driverless cars...

Volvo begins delivering cars through its subscription program

2019 Volvo XC40A Volvo representative confirmed Wednesday that the automaker's Care by Volvo subscription service is now able to deliver the automaker's XC40 crossover SUV in most states and that the 2019 S60 sedan unveiled at the automaker's new assembly plant in South Carolina is on track for subscription deliveries by the end of 2018. "Care by Volvo...

Self-driving Volvo XC90 crossover SUV planned for 2021

2018 Volvo XC90Volvo will sell a Level 4 self-driving crossover SUV in 2021 to the public, the company's research and development chief told The Car Connection on Wednesday. Volvo Senior Vice President Henrik Green said the next-generation XC90, which will be built at the automaker's new assembly plant near Charleston, South Carolina, would be able to transport...

Colorado squares off against EPA, will adopt California's stringent vehicle emissions rules

Colorado license platesCalifornia's battle with the EPA over car tailpipe emissions gained a new ally. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed an executive order to have his state join a dozen others in backing California's plan to resist the EPA's intention to roll back emissions targets. With Hickenlooper's order, Colorado becomes the first non-coastal...

2019 Volvo S60 Preview

2019 Volvo S60The 2019 Volvo S60 is what happens when a car is left in the dryer too long. The long-awaited heir to Volvo's aging compact luxury sedan lineup that dates back to its iconic 240, the 2019 S60 rounds out Volvo's several-year effort to remake its entire range. At first glance, the wait was worth it—even at the S60's roughly $37,000 base price...