Volvo was the first to launch a subscription program in Canada and GM Canada recently expanded its Maven service. Even the B.C. Automotive Association has its Evo car-sharing network.
Volvo says some of its dealers were cool to the idea of a subscription service, but Volvo Car Canada Managing director Alex Lvovich believes that the network is now on board.
Volvo Canada says the 2020 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design, the vehicle's mid-level trim, is the model that will be used in most marketing initiatives because it's most representative of the compact sedan.
Car subscriptions are being touted as a third alternative for drivers who want to access new cars, but don’t like the commitment of either full ownership or leasing. Dealers are keeping close tabs on the idea.
Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer people into a crash if they're not paying attention, an insurance industry group in the United States warns.
Uber disabled the standard collision avoidance technology in the Volvo XC90 that struck and killed a woman in the U.S. last week during self-driving tests, according to Aptiv, the supplier that supplied the vehicle's radar and camera.
The first fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle is shaping up as the first significant test of how policymakers and the public will respond to self-driving technology.