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Volvo’s Drive Me Project

Special Volvo vehicles are being delivered to lucky families in a brand new initiative called the Drive Me project. Instead of relying on researchers alone, Volvo will obtain feedback from these families on specially outfitted XC90 SUVs. This valuable feedback will allow Volvo to make crucial adjustments to its self-driving system based on actual daily use.



For now the XC90s will be traditional vehicles, though equipped with Pilot Assist, Volvo’s system of semi-autonomous driver aids. In the future Volvo will slowly introduce the families to increasing levels of autonomy and they’ll receive special directions for operating the more…

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Volvo is Crowned Car Tech Brand of the Year

For the second time Volvo was named Car Tech Brand of the Year by Carbuyer. The awards are the result of months of testing and analyzing the in-car technology launched over the previous year by an expert panel of judges. The latest models and their respective technology were put through a series of rigorous and real-world tests before winners were determined.


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It’s no surprise that Volvo came out on top of the most advanced, relevant, and user-friendly car technology on the market today. “It’s clear that car manufacturers are investing ever-larger sums to take the…

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Volvo Subscription Service Due Next Spring

We are finally learning more about the highly-anticipated Care By Volvo Subscription service debuting from Volvo next Spring. At this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Volvo announced more details of the new program, which features an all-inclusive, no-haggle subscription service starting at $600 a month.



The plan is rolling out with the debut of the 2019 XC40 compact SUV that dealerships can expect in Spring of 2018. With pricing starting at $600/month (excluding tax and registration), subscribers can expect insurance, telematics-based concierge service, roadside assistance, and maintenance including allowances for wheel and tire damage, wipers, brake coverage and…

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2018 Hybrid XC90 Bigger and Better Than Ever

It’s been three years since Volvo debuted the XC90 SUV which launched them into a new era. But the 2018 plug-in hybrid model promises to introduce more big changes to the flagship luxury SUV, making it even more impressive.



The most powerful version that is currently offered in the XC90 is the twin-engine T8 trim in the existing plug-in hybrid. The 2017 twin-charged engine and electric motor combine to produce 400 horsepower, a huge accomplishment for a 2.0-liter engine. But thanks to an increased battery capacity, the XC90 will become even better in 2018.


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Uber Plans to Purchase Self-Driving Cars from Volvo

Earlier this month Uber, the ride-hailing taxi service known worldwide, announced its plans to acquire nearly 24,000 self-driving Volvos. Volvo’s parent company, Geely, said that they would provide Uber with the base model of its flagship XC90 plug-in hybrid SUV, which has been part of the Volvo lineup since 2015. The XC90’s are equipped with autonomous technology as part of a non-exclusive deal from 2019 to 2021.



Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group is busy developing the self-driving system that will be used in the Volvo cars, which are still yet to be built. The models will already…

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Driving with Food During the Holidays

Maybe you're famous in your family for your special Christmas cookies or your decadent macaroni and cheese. When you have to transport your holiday food, it's important to make sure everything is secure and good to go. If you're bringing something along, make sure you plan ahead to minimize disasters on the road.

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Importance of Knowing Warning Signals on Your Car’s Dashboard

When you are an experienced driver or have used your car for a while, you will note that the warning lights on your vehicle’s dashboard that universally communicate the need for attention with regards to maintenance. It is, therefore, necessary that you have in mind the solutions needed for different signals. At Volvo of San Antonio, we are concerned about the proper functioning of your car. Listed below are some of the solutions we recommend for common problems:

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Get the Best Service by Coming to Our Showroom

A dealership is the better option when it comes to repairs. They offer not only great service and trained professionals to work on your car, but you will always get the very best parts. They also have many parts on hand so you will not have to wait for them to be ordered in. As a result, our showroom at Volvo of San Antonio is able to be more stocked than a typical third-part mechanic.

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Does Your Volvo Need New Tires Before Winter?


It's almost November, and that means drivers in much of the U.S. are scrambling to swap their summer tires out for winter tires. Here in San Antonio, however, we don't get much snow. In fact, it rarely falls below freezing.

Does that mean you can ignore your tires?

Though you may be able to use the same set of summer or all-season tires year-round, that doesn't mean they don't need to be checked and replaced. Because you use only one set of tires for all 12 months of the year, and the pavement can reach…
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