Apple CarPlay

The groundbreaking portable in-car OS features seamless smartphone integration, intuitive user interface and regular software updates

Automakers have always pushed to keep in step with advancements in consumer technology, from the first car radios to the integration of touchscreen navigation and infotainment systems. At the same time, in-car technology is notorious for not being upgradable—as the devices we use change and evolve, our in-car systems remain the same as the day we drove off the lot. Now, with the launch of …

Test Drive: 2015 Volvo V60

Behind the wheel of the brand's new sport wagon featuring the fully redesigned Drive-E engine

For fans of Scandinavian automotive engineering, the past few years have been rocky to say the least—with Volvo‘s future uncertain after ownership changes and Saab declaring bankruptcy and ceasing production. Recently however the Swedish auto industry has taken a serious upturn. Saab reopened its production facilities in December of 2013 and Volvo is once again majority Swedish-owned. After a promising concept unveiling in August of …

Volvo Concept Coupé

A firsthand look at the Swedish automaker's turbocharged plug-in hybrid

The history of Volvo is a storied one. Various ownership changes over the past decades and an arguable dearth in design innovation—the very quality that made the brand a beloved staple of intelligence in the industry—coupled with a few poor financial years has really put pressure on the brand to deliver. As one of Sweden’s last standing global car brands, the Gothenburg-based automaker sought to …