Volvo’s Inflatable Car-Seat Concept

With a pioneering push, the automobile company envisions an easily transportable safety chair for kids

There’s no denying that the past 12 months have seen Volvo shake its former stereotype as a reflection of Sweden itself (safe, reliable, unremarkable perhaps) and replace it with a whole new appearance; one that now reflects Sweden’s intangible coolness, with the Van Damme Epic Spits film and, internally in Sweden itself, a series of sprawling, grand advertisements blending Sweden’s dramatic landscape with the likes …

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 …