Uber disabled the standard collision avoidance technology in the Volvo XC90 that struck and killed a woman in the U.S. last week during self-driving tests, according to Aptiv, the supplier that supplied the vehicle's radar and camera.
The first fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle is shaping up as the first significant test of how policymakers and the public will respond to self-driving technology.
Volvo Car Canada has confirmed it will provide customers a subscription VIP service for the 2019 XC40 compact crossover for a flat monthly fee — it just hasn't said at what cost.
Lex Kerssemakers, who steered Volvo's rebirth in Canada and the U.S. over the past 32 months, is moving on to lead the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He will be replaced by that region's current head, Anders Gustafsson.
Volvo's decision to electrify all its future powertrains could mean more business for Canada-based supplier Magna International, which is eager to help the automaker reach its goal.
Volvo will only offer electrified powertrains in models that it launches starting in 2019, a move that signals its intention to phase out the internal combustion engine from its lineup.