RICHMOND HILL: Volvo Cars laid out its future technology roadmap during the recent Volvo Cars Tech Moment, an online technology event that illustrates how it will transition towards becoming a fully electric premium car company and a world leader in the fast-growing premium electric segment by 2030.
During the live event from Gothenburg, Sweden, the company gave audiences a first glimpse of the technologies that underpin Volvo Cars’ future, in which all next generation cars will be purely electric.
Representatives from Google, Luminar, Northvolt and NVIDIA also joined and contrib- uted at the event.
The Volvo Cars Tech Moment included an array of keynotes and interactive Q&A sessions that provided exciting new details in areas such as the company’s path to full electrification, its ambition to take software development increasingly in-house, its centralization of computing, its plans for the next level of safety technology and the plan for introduction of safe autonomous driving.
As part of the event, the company also unveiled its future approach to infotainment and a concept car that visualises its technology roadmap and that shows an insight into the future of design in the pure-electric era.
“As we transition to becoming a pure electric premium car company by 2030, we are committed to creating the best cars in our 94-year history,” said Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive.
“This is an exciting time in our development and we will deliver on growing customer demand for pure electric cars that offer seamless connectivity, industryleading safety standards and advanced autonomous drive.”
Volvo Cars It aims for cars that more than double the real world driving range compared to its current electric cars, allow for much faster battery charging and offer lower costs for owning and charging alike.
By the middle of this decade it aims to sell 1.2 million cars globally, with at least half being fully electric cars. Together with a switch to core computing inside its cars through cutting edge NVIDIA technology, Volvo Cars will also move its software development in-house and focus on shorter development cycles, reflecting the growing role of software as a differentiator for the car of the future.
Reflecting Volvo Cars’ position as an industry leader in safety, the next generation of Volvo models will set new standards in safety.