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Uber suspends autonomous driving project after crash - UPDATE

UPDATE: Uber appears to have rolled its autonomous XC90 back onto its wheels, with Reuters reporting the company's self-driving development project is now back in testing after police gave it the all-clear. As before, the company is understood to have resumed testing in Tempe, San Francisco and Pittsburgh...

Volvo XC90 recalled for missing airbag warning label

Volvo Australia has issued a recall for its 2017 XC90 Excellence and XC90 models with the seven-seat leather upholstery trim, for a missing airbag label on the passenger side sun visor. This means that, when the visor is folded down, the airbag warning label is not visible...

2017 Volvo S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 recalled for airbag fix

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has issued a recall for 524 vehicles across its S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 model lines over concerns the curtain airbags may not deploy properly in the event of an accident. Due to a manufacturing fault, bolts holding the curtain airbag in place could have the bolt head detach, meaning the inflator may not be correctly secured...

CarAdvice podcast 42: 2017 Toyota C-HR review

Paul Maric is back! Joining him this week are Mandy and James Ward, to bring you all the latest car news. We talk 2018 Range Rover Velar pricing, Renault Alpine A110 returning, Takata pleading guilty over deadly airbag inflators, and the 2017 Haval H6 hasbeen revealed...

Volvo 'ute' spied in XC90 clothing

An odd-looking Volvo XC90 prototype has been spied in Europe, sporting a very long wheelbase and scaffolding over the tailgate. The red prototype features a rear axle that is noticeably further back than the standard XC90, with photographers estimating the wheelbase on this vehicle has been stretched by nearly 250mm – for reference, the XC90 has a 2984mm wheelbase...

Volvo recalls several 2017 models for airbag fix: 117 vehicles affected

Volvo has issued a recall for its 2017 model-year S60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V40, V40 Cross Country and XC90 over concerns the frontal and seat airbags may not function as intended. The Swedish manufacturer reports the airbag igniter may not adequately inflate the driver, passenger, and/or seat airbag units in the event of an accident...

Volvo adds Skype calling to S90, V90, XC90

Volvo has announced it will add Skype connectivity to its S90, V90 and XC90 models, making the Swedish brand the first car company to add the connectivity software to its cars. The system is Skype for Business, which is designed for conference calling, not video calls - so safety anoraks needn't be too concerned...

Uber admits that its self-driving cars illegally cut across bike lanes

Uber has admitted that its self-driving vehicles perform illegal and potentially dangerous right turns. In an email to The Guardian, an Uber spokeswoman admitted that its self-driving cars have a "problem" when they turn across bike lanes, but said that the ride-sharing firm was working on a fix...

Uber ordered to stop autonomous car tests in California, caught running red light

California has ordered Uber to stop trialling self-driving cars in the state, as it does not have necessary permits to do so. Earlier this week, Uber announced that it would be bringing a small number of autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs to its home town. Some of these vehicles will be assigned to pick up and drop off customers who request an UberX car...

Volvo launches mobile concierge service in the US

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has launched a pilot program for its mobile concierge service in the US, which will allow owners to have their car serviced, cleaned and refuelled at their home. Based on the company's consumer research, over 70 per cent of Volvo customers want refuelling services at their fingertips, while 56 per cent want their car picked up for routine maintenance, and 49 per cent would like to be able to have their car moved to another location when desired...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...