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Volvo Car Corporation, or Volvo Personvagnar AB, is a Swedish premium automobile manufacturer, headquartered in the VAK building in Gothenburg, and owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China.Volvo Car Corporation was founded in 1927, in Gothenburg, Sweden, originally as a subsidiary company to the ball bearing maker SKF. When Volvo AB was introduced on the Swedish stock exchange in 1935, SKF sold most of the shares in the company. Volvo Cars was owned by AB Volvo until 1999, when it was acquired by the Ford Motor Company as part of its Premier Automotive Group. Geely Holding Group then acquired Volvo Cars from Ford in 2010.Volvo Cars manufactures and markets sport utility vehicles, station wagons, sedans, compact executive sedans, and coupes. With approximately 2,300 local dealers from around 100 national sales companies worldwide, Volvo Cars' largest markets are the United States, Sweden, China and Belgium. In 2011, Volvo Cars recorded global sales of 449,255 cars, an increase of 20.3% compared to 2010. Wikipedia.


Patent
Volvo Car Corporation | Date: 2015-09-18

A twin scroll turbocharger device for an internal combustion engine comprises a turbine and a compressor, wherein the turbine comprises a first turbine scroll and a second turbine scroll, and wherein at least the first turbine scroll is provided with a turbine scroll inlet valve such that the exhaust gas flow through the first turbine scroll is controllable. The twin scroll turbocharger device is further characterized in that a bypass conduit is provided between a compressor and at least the first turbine scroll. The bypass conduit is provided with a bypass conduit valve such that a flow through the bypass conduit is controllable.


Patent
Volvo Car Corporation | Date: 2015-09-18

The present disclosure relates to a method of trajectory planning for yielding maneuvers for an ego vehicle (E). The method may include determining a longitudinal safety corridor for the ego vehicle (E) that allows the ego vehicle (E) to longitudinally position itself between two or more surrounding objects, determining a longitudinal trajectory for the ego vehicle (E) respecting bounds given by the longitudinal safety corridor, determining a lateral safety corridor for the ego vehicle (E) using the longitudinal trajectory to determine upper and lower bounds on a lateral position of the ego vehicle (E), and determining a lateral trajectory for the ego vehicle (E) respecting bounds given by the lateral safety corridor. The present disclosure also relates to an Advanced Driver Assistance System arranged to perform the method and a vehicle (E) comprising such a system.


A method and a system are disclosed for determining a parameter map used for estimating an operation condition for an energy storage device which may be an energy storage device. The method includes updating the parameter map. When updating the parameter map, a correlation model is implemented taking into account aging behavior of the energy storage device. The model comprises correlation between different parts of the parameter map which enables updating the parameter map at parts which is presently not at a current operating point. Based on the parameter map, an operation condition of the energy storage device may be determined.


Patent
Volvo Car Corporation | Date: 2015-09-22

A method performed by an information suppressing system for avoiding distracting an occupant of a vehicle with superfluous information via a medium associated with the vehicle is provided. The medium is adapted to present at least a first piece of information associated with at least a first entity located in a current vicinity of the vehicle. The system determines status data comprising one or more status data parameters reflecting current conditions, and further determines the at least first piece of information to be currently superfluous, based on comparing at least a first status data parameter of the status data with predetermined suppression criteria. Moreover, the system suppresses the at least first piece of information, wherein at least a portion of the at least first piece of information is prevented from being presented via the medium. An information suppressing system in accordance with the foregoing is also provided.


Patent
Volvo Car Corporation | Date: 2015-09-29

A dual-clutch seven speed transmission arrangement comprises a dual-clutch gearbox, a drive machine and a transfer transmission. The dual clutch gearbox comprises first and second input shafts provided with first and second input clutches. The first input shaft is provided with at least first and second gearwheels, which are arranged to host three even and one reverse drive gear, and the second input shaft is arranged to host four odd drive gears. Furthermore, the first input shaft is a hollow shaft enclosing the second input shaft. The drive machine is a flywheel and the transfer transmission meshes with the first gearwheel that also hosts a fourth drive gear of the dual clutch gearbox.

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