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Have global climate standards reached a plateau?

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Politics, Presidential candidates|Tags: , , , , , , |

Global standards are global people working together for a common cause of economics and efficiency, but are profits of one company more important than national standardization or state standardization for the good of all people? In the auto industry, there is always talk of standardization of equipment and technology. It's the standardization that brings down [...]

2017 Volvo S90 Scandanavian design and safety

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Safety, Technology, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We're sitting in front of the Kempinski Hotel Bahia Marbella Estepona, Costa del Sol, in Southern Spain. We're in a new country, in a new car, on new roads, so we're getting a briefing on how the car works before we head out. We're being safe, which is sort of rhetorical since we're [...]

Volvo in Spain, elderly parents, cloth interior carchat

By | 2016-09-25T20:30:44+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I'm in Malaga Spain, birthplace of Pablo Picasso, today driving the all-new Volvo S90 and V90. The S90 sedan will come out next year, the V90 station wagon sometime later than that. There are two drivetrains coming to the United States; T5 In-line 4-cyl. Front-Wheel drive automatic 250 hp and [...]

John Batchelor radio show, Volvo made in China, Sweden & US

By | 2016-09-25T20:29:49+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Categories: #johnbatchelorradioshow, Automobiles and Energy, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Volvo, Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Geely, a major Chinese automaker paid almost $2 billion for Volvo in 2010. The Volvo XC 90 was just awarded the Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY). The XC90 already offers semi-autonomous drive with Pilot Assist, another step towards Volvo’s Vision 2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously [...]