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Engineers will focus on electric car technology

Volvo opens offices in Silicon Valley


The Swedish car company is in the process of opening a research center in Mountain View, Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvo´s U.S. division, said in an interview. The company is hiring some 70 engineers for the office, he said
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Volvo, which is owned by Chinese automaker Geely but operates largely independently, has had an office in Camarillo for about 30 years that focused on car design, Kerssemakers said. Within the past three to four years, engineers based in that office also started to work on car infotainment systems, he said. Those engineers frequently have been traveling to the Bay Area to collaborate with tech firms here.

Among those was Apple. Volvo engineers worked closely with the iPhone maker to integrate CarPlay into a new infotainment system in its XC90 sport utility vehicle, Kerssemakers said. That experience, plus a recently announced joint venture agreement with Uber to develop self-driving cars, convinced Volvo to set up shop in the Bay Area.
The new office “is literally based on the success we’ve had in the last two or three years working together with companies here in the Bay Area,” he said.

Engineers in the new center will focus on electric car technology, infotainment systems and autonomous vehicle research, he said.

Volvo is the latest car company to open a research center in Silicon Valley. General Motors, Volkswagen, BMW and others have operated in the area for years. Ford was a latecomer when it opened up a small office in 2012, but it later grew that presence to more than 100 people.

The automakers realize that by opening offices in the Bay Area and tapping into the research and development already going on here, they “get a little closer to controlling their destinies,” Brennan said. “This is where the artificial intelligence and the software is being generated.”

Volvo’s Mountain View office will join its research centers in Shanghai and Gothenburg, Sweden. The Mountain View office will take the lead on electric car and infotainment research.

But which research office will focus on specific research areas will vary from project to project, Kerssemakers said. For example, Volvo already has an ongoing autonomous vehicle research project in the works in Gothenburg.

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