Volvo expands development facility in Silicon Valley

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A new building has been opened at the Volvo Cars Silicon Valley Tech Center in downtown Sunnyvale, California, almost tripling the size of the overall facility.  

The car maker’s investment in Silicon Valley has grown since its establishment on the West Coast USA in 2016 to include build capabilities across product development, business development, advanced engineering, and most recently, a corporate venture arm to invest in cutting-edge tech startups.

The location puts Volvo Cars in close proximity to some of its main development partners, including Google, Uber, Amazon and Nvidia, and will foster collaboration with startups and ventures as well as providing access to Silicon Valley’s pool of engineering talent.  

“Our Silicon Valley Tech Center helps us embrace technologies and market forces shaping a future that is electrified, autonomous, and best of all, about so much more than getting from point A to B.  Our intention is to mobilize and connect teams from Sweden to California to jointly deliver on this vision,” said Atif Rafiq, chief digital officer, Volvo Cars.  

Employees of the Volvo Cars Silicon Valley Tech Center celebrated the soft opening of the new office with partners on November 29. The formal opening is scheduled to take place this month.  

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Rachel's career in journalism has seen her write for various titles at UKi Media & Events within automotive, tire and marine. Currently editor of ATTI, her favourite aspect of the job is interviewing industry experts, including researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians, and learning more about the groundbreaking technologies and innovations that are shaping the future of transportation.

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