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Volvo to Establish Car Sharing Unit in Sweden

Volvo’s new business unit is based around Sunfleet, a car sharing company based in Sweden.

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Uber Ends Self-Driving Pilot in San Francisco

The California DMV revoked the registrations on the 16 self-driving Volvo XC90s that Uber was using in its pilot program. Uber will move the vehicles to Arizona.

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Uber Offers Self-Driving Volvo XC90s in San Francisco

Uber will begin offering self-driving Volvo XC90 luxury SUVs to customers in San Francisco, which expands a partnership the companies launched in August to offer self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh.

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Volvo CEO Discusses Carsharing's Impact on Automotive Market

Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson predicts short-term rental and peer-to-peer carsharing will be the two most popular forms of car usage.

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Volvo to Supply Autonomous Vehicles to Uber

Volvo and Uber have formed a $300-million partnership in which the Swedish automaker will supply fully autonomous vehicles to Uber for use by the ride-sharing service by 2021.

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Volvo's Mobile App Option Replaces Car Keys

Volvo Cars plans to become the first car manufacturer to offer vehicles without keys in 2017. This digital key technology can allow customers to unlock and lock doors and start the engine from their smartphone. Physical keys will continue to be offered if preferred.

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Volvo Partners with Enterprise to Help XC90 Customers

While waiting for their all-new XC90 vehicles to arrive, Volvo customers who have a car lease or loan expiring are eligible to rent a new Volvo XC60 from Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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Volvo Shifts Sales Strategy Away From Rental

North America remained Volvo's largest market just ahead of China for 2013, as the automaker reported a 10.1% decline in sales partly due to a shift toward retail sales and away from rental fleet sales.

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Key Takeaways from NAFA’s 2010 Fleet Management Institute & Expo

North America’s annual gathering of fleet professionals took place this week in Detroit. NAFA FMI is the best place to take the pulse of the fleet industry and look into the future.

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