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- 1 External Links
- 2 The Volvo Brand Section
- 3 Volvo inventions timeline.
- 4 Use of the word "invented"
- 5 Possible copyright violation
- 6 Image copyright problem with Image:Markus Brier 450px.jpg
- 7 sale of volvo
- 8 Volvo V60
- 9 Vandalism
- 10 Merger proposal
- 11 THE BRITISH CONNECTION?
- 12 Orphaned references in Volvo
- 13 Exploding Volvos
- 14 Accidents:
- 15 Pronunciation guide?
- 16 Swedish Company
- 17 Owned by Geely
- 18 disruptive edits
If non-corporate links are inappropriate, should we understand that article is pure advertisement for Volvo itself? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Villager57 (talk • contribs) 22:01, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
The Volvo Brand Section
Volvo inventions timeline.
I have removed the claim that Volvo was the first to introduce rear seat belts in 1967. While Volvo may have been the first to bring this to the market, the year is definitely wrong. Other manufacturers such as Chrysler built cars with rear seat belts prior to 1967. Perhaps someone who knows more about Volvos can come up with the correct year for rear seatbelts and verify whether Volvo installed them first.
"Nils Bohlin of Sweden invented a particular kind of three point seat belt for Volvo, who introduced it in 1959 as standard equipment. Bohlin was granted U.S. Patent 3,043,625 for the device." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 14:46, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
Use of the word "invented"
While I commend Volvo for being among the first to adopt new safety features, I do not think the use of the word "invented" is appropriate. "Implemented" or "adopted" would suffice, and it wouldn't give Volvo more credit than it is due. While I am not familiar with the inventors of every feature in the list, I do know, according to other Wikipedia articles, that the Anti-lock braking system and airbag were not "invented" by Volvo. This section needs some attribution and cleaning up.
- I took the freedom to change that highly idiotic sentence. Now the only problem is to sort out the security features that Volvo "really" did invent and mark them, or copy them another list. //Taz0k 19:33, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
- as to Volvo history timeline Volvo in 1959 pioneered the three-point seat belt that became standard equipment in all their passenger cars. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Starupryden (talk • contribs) 15:08, 22 March 2007 (UTC).
So, I was wondering why the Volvo logo is a male sign? Osillaj 05:02, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
Possible copyright violation
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The introduction is a lightly edited copy of http://www.volvo.com/group/global/en-gb/Volvo+Group/worldwide/ - and other parts of the article are suspiciously like marketing, with talk of how the logo is identified with corporate values and things like that, but I can't find direct copies of those phrases in Google. --Closeapple 21:21, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
- Some wanker was paid to write this article or something...somebody add some controversies or something. 188.8.131.52 18:17, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
Image copyright problem with Image:Markus Brier 450px.jpg
The image Image:Markus Brier 450px.jpg is used in this article under a claim of fair use, but it does not have an adequate explanation for why it meets the requirements for such images when used here. In particular, for each page the image is used on, it must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Please check
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sale of volvo
Volvo, which is bigger and healthier than its Swedish rival, may be sold to Geely, China’s biggest privately owned carmaker. is from the ECONOMIST.
so i believe this should be in then article and then some
I propose that Ingersoll-Rand ABG be merged into Volvo. I think that the content in the Ingersoll-Rand ABG article can easily be explained in the context of Volvo, and the BarVolvo article is of a reasonable size in which the merging of Ingersoll-Rand ABG will not cause any problems as far as article size or undue weight is concerned. JanetteDoe (talk) 13:34, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
- I think it would fit better in Volvo Construction Equipment. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:52, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
THE BRITISH CONNECTION?
Could someone investigate the fact that until long after WW2 all Volvo parts including the engine ,were actually made in Britain at British car plants? Sweden did not have the presses etc to make car parts etc.The cars were designed and assembled in Sweden. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 2012-07-09 The only British connection that I am aware of is that Gustaf Larsson (co-founder) spent some time at British car manufacturer(s) in his formative years and (it is said) brought some of that engineering perspective to the Volvo brand. The early P1800 bodies were built in Britain (Scotland actually) and shipped to Sweden because Volvo did not have the production capacity to integrate this model into their regular production line and the production volumes were so low it did not make business sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:31, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Volvo's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.
Reference named "AR2011":
- From Electrolux: "Annual Results 2011" (PDF). Electrolux. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- From Nokia: "Annual Results 2011" (PDF). Nokia Corporation. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
- From Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken: "Annual Results 2011". SEB. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- From Ericsson: "Annual Results 2011" (PDF). Ericsson. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT⚡ 14:29, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
'In early models, Volvos have also been know to explode due to the engine being to close to the gas tank and igniting the tank. This myth was very popular during the 1940's.' - I have spent some time searching on the internet for something more about this, but can't find any references whatsoever. For what it's worth, my conclusion is that this sentence is spurious.
- It also doesn't make any sense. "Have been known" <=> "This myth": Now is it a myth or did it really happen? Should definitely be taken out unless someone finds references. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:24, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
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Though Volvo guarantees about the safety standards it has setup in all the buses,45 people were burnt(Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway,India) alive after the emergency response systems and emergency exit failed.Still,volvo was not ready to accept the fault.
- Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Inclusion will need to be based on sources for (a) the incident itself; (b) where the fault lies; (c) how the fault arose; and (d) any comment that Volvo (and/or other potentially involved parties) have made on the record. We can't include statements about things like this unless they are supported by reliable sources. --Stfg (talk) 09:55, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
It has been sold to the Chinese company Geely, it is then a Chinese company and not Swedish anymore, or?
- No, you're wrong. This Volvo wasn't sold to Geely. The company owned by Geely is Volvo Cars, a former Volvo's division which was divested in 1999. Volvo Cars it's similar in a certain way to Volvo-owned Renault Trucks, being it a former Renault's subsidiary. Besides, Volvo Cars, although owned by a Chinese corporation, continues being a Swedish company, because its registered office and headquarters are still in Sweden. Regards. --Urbanoc (talk) 12:56, 15 November 2014 (UTC)