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Volvo XC90 Armoured revealed
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26th Jun 2019
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Volvo XC90 Armoured revealed

Volvo has unveiled its new XC90 Armoured, a seven-seat crossover capable of surviving a bomb blast. A project two years in the making, the Armoured is rated for 'VR8' protection. That means it has ballistic protection from every direction, and will protect you against attack from explosives, but it won't stop full copper alloy jacket bullets. If that's a real threat in your life, get yourself a car certified to VR9 level. Or stay indoors.
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2016 Volvo XC90 recalled
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9th May 2019
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2016 Volvo XC90 recalled

Volvo has recalled the petrol 2016 XC90 SUV, over concerns about a short bleeder hose in the engine bay. According to the company, the hose could degrade and crack, causing coolant leakage. If coolant accumulates on the catalytic converter, there's a risk the catalytic converter's heat insulation could act like a wick, potentially resulting in a fire. A total of 571 units are included – a VIN list is attached here.
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2020 Volvo XC90 facelift revealed, new mild hybrid drivetrains announced
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23rd Feb 2019
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2020 Volvo XC90 facelift revealed, new mild hybrid drivetrains announced

The updated Volvo XC90 has been unveiled, and the exterior differences are difficult to spot. The grille insert is now concave and the highlights around the lower air intakes have been modified, but aside from that the only other differences relate to new alloy wheel designs and paint options. More significant upgrades have been made under the bonnet, with the range gaining new mild hybrid drivetrains.
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Uber self-driving death likely caused by software choices - report
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9th May 2018
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Uber self-driving death likely caused by software choices - report

The self-driving Uber test vehicle which struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona reportedly didn't take evasive action because of problems with how the on-board software responds to foreign objects on the road.
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Volvo wins Uber self-driving contract
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21st Nov 2017
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Volvo wins Uber self-driving contract

Volvo has won a contract to deliver tens-of-thousands of XC90 SUVs to Uber. The cars will be modified for autonomous driving, with a delivery date some time between 2019 and 2021. Estimates from the Financial Times suggest the deal could be worth more than US$1.9 billion ($2.5 billion).
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