The first scientific experiment of its kind has revealed that beautiful car design can tangibly evoke a powerful range of feelings that are on a par with the most basic of human emotions. The scientific experiment, conducted by Volvo Car Group in collaboration with EEG specialists Myndplay, tested respondents to analyze how the brain reacts emotionally to car design and how design aesthetics actually make us feel.
EEG is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp and measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain. The experiment proved that humans react emotionally to…
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2013 will be the last year for the Volvo C70 convertible, according to Volvo’s website which states that production will stop after this year. This isn’t too surprising, as the Swedish plant that produces the C70 was scheduled to close in 2013.
The Volvo C70 was originally a two-door coupe and soft-top convertible introduced in the US in 1998. The second generation of the C70, which debuted in 2006, was a hardtop convertible model with a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine.
Rumor has it that Volvo may eventually replace the C70 with a production version of the Volvo…
A jury of international designers and design experts has awarded Volvo’s new connectivity system Sensus Connected Touch the prestigious 2013 Red Dot Design Award. Sensus Connected Touch gives the Volvo owner outstanding possibilities, including the world’s first voice-activated Spotify connection integrated in a car.
“Our connectivity solutions are designed to make driving more enjoyable and safe. The Red Dot Design Award confirms that this approach to an intuitive, human-centric user experience fulfils modern car owners’ desire to remain constantly connected also when driving,” says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Car Group…
Thank you to everyone who was able to donate a bicycle or other item to Tom Wood Volvo Service Manager Bill Demaree. He was able to deliver 14 bikes, over 20 backpacks and a bag full of reading glasses to St. Vincent dePaul last week.
Bill is appreciative all of your donations and hopes to do more in the future!
After introducing the V60 plug-in hybrid in Italy, Volvo is proud to share the ?Pure Tension Pavilion.? The pavilion ? a spectacular free-standing tensioned membrane structure ? is a rapidly deployable and portable solar charging station for the world-first diesel plug-in hybrid. It is the winning project resulting from a competition for architects and designers held in May and commissioned by Volvo Car Italia. The Pure Tension charging station together with the V60 plug-in hybrid will now be part of a road-show through Italy?s biggest cities.
The Pavilion was shown for the first time at an event in Milan. This May…
Our own Tom Wood VolvoService Manager Bill Demaree is looking for your help to make a difference in our community!
He has recently become affiliated with the Society of St. Vincent dePaul, a shelter that is looking for people to donate bikes for our local homeless population. These adult bikes, in working or non-working condition, can help them become mobile to find work, shelter, and food. Bill himself has already donated a few bikes, and has found five more to give them just by spreading the word. Do you have any gently used bikes around your house that you…
Well, now we know! Volvo has debuted a concept coupe that is a definite departure from their current design language. The elegant new Volvo Concept Coupé is the first of a series of three concept cars that reveal the design possibilities created by the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture.
The visual impact of the new proportions is most powerful when viewing the Volvo Concept Coupé from the side. The distance between the dashboard and the front axle is extended and the greenhouse has been moved slightly rearwards.
A low hood, roof, and the five-spoke, 21-inch wheels also contribute to…
What could that possibly mean? Volvo
released a new teaser video today that promises their 'vanilla days'
are over, and that we can expect a return to exciting, iconic design.
The date at the end of the video is August 29th, but the video
description mentions Frankfurt. The Frankfurt Auto Show starts September
10th, so maybe we'll get more pieces of information between now and
then. Stay tuned! As soon as we know, we...
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