Volvo Wants to Have Self-Driving Cars on the Road by 2017

VolvoVolvo is to introduce 100 driverless cars on to public roads as part of the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot. The cars will drive in normal, everyday road conditions, surrounded by pedestrians and other traffic, and will even be able to self-park, as the Swedish car-maker (which is now under Chinese ownership) attempts to demonstrate the benefits, including improved safety and efficiency, of self-driving cars. Volvo is working alongside the Swedish Transport Administration, The Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gotehenburg, with the goal of placing both it and Sweden as leaders in the development of future mobility. Called “Drive Me – Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility”, the pilot scheme gets underway next year with customer research and further development of current technology.

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