Uber's point man on automated driving came from FordMon, 22, Aug 2016
If Sherif Marakby is successful managing the transformation of a fleet of 100 Volvo XC90s into self-driving vehicles, it could put Uber in the lead in the race to commercialize autonomous driving.
Uber, Volvo partner to put self-driving SUVs on U.S. roads by year-endThu, 18, Aug 2016
Uber and Volvo today said they have formed a $300 million partnership that could put a fleet of self-driving XC90 plug-in hybrid SUVs on the road in Pittsburgh in a matter of weeks. The first of 100 XC90s have already been delivered to Uber and could be deployed in the ride-hailing service's fleet this fall, if there are no engineering glitches.
Former Volvo exec seeks to raise $1 billion at China EV startupWed, 17, Aug 2016
Freeman Shen, a former top Volvo executive, aims to raise $1 billion in an initial fundraising round for the latest China electric-vehicle startup to enter the green car industry.
Volvo's catch-up gameMon, 01, Aug 2016
At last, Volvo is joining other luxury automakers in building vehicles in the United States. Making that happen -- and catching up with competition that has been building luxury vehicles here for years -- will take the Chinese-owned Swedish brand into some supply chain operations that are new to Volvo.
The woman behind Volvo's U.S. beachheadMon, 01, Aug 2016
Katarina Fjording, Volvo vice president of purchasing and manufacturing for the Americas, is heading the construction of the brand's $500 million greenfield factory in South Carolina. She will oversee the manufacturing plant and work on the selection of suppliers to build the new generation of the S60 compact sedan for global markets.