How Volvo Designers Are Using Augmented Reality to Develop New Cars

The Swedish automaker has partnered with Varjo, a Finish company that makes high-end mixed reality headsets. BY BRYAN HOOD ON MAY 30, 2019 Can augmented reality change the future of auto-making? Volvo thinks so. On Wednesday, the company announced it had partnered with Varjo, a maker of high-end mixed-reality headsets, to help evaluate prototypes and develop safety technologies. The Swiss automaker, which has invested in the Finnish startup through its venture capital fund, believes a mixed-reality approach will help reduce drastically development times while...

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Volvo’s new app walks you through what to do after an accident

No one wants to get into a car accident, but it helps to be prepared. Knowing what to do after an accident can help keep a bad situation from getting worse. Volvo is trying to make things easier with a new app-based service called Accident Advisor that allows drivers to get the information they need, as well as access to vital services, all from their smartphones. Accident Advisor is an extension of Volvo’s existing emergency telematics service. Cars can already connect with a call...

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Volvo to Create the Next Flying Car?

Plus, A UK-based health service startup raises $26.1 million and IKEA is looking for startups to join its Bootcamp program. Can we expect flying-hybrid cars from Volvo in the future? In the wise words of Justin Beiber, never say never. The Chinese company that owns Volvo, Geely, has just acquired the startup known for the world's most promising flying car. Terrafugia is a small American corporation that has developed a roadable aircraft called the Transition, best known for its ability...

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