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Volvo Cars and Autoliv Partner Up for Self-Driving Car Trials that Are Set for 2017

Believe it or not, Google is not the only company taking self-driving cars seriously. They also are not the only ones who want to see their autonomous vehicles on public roads as fast as possible. Volvo wants them too, and they have a plan to set loose 100 autos as late as 2017.
Volvo Cars have an ongoing project called Drive Me that will see 100 self-driving vehicles drive on public roads by 2017 7 photos
Volvo Cars have an ongoing project called Drive Me that will see 100 self-driving vehicles drive on public roads by 2017Volvo Cars have an ongoing project called Drive Me that will see 100 self-driving vehicles drive on public roads by 2017Volvo Cars have an ongoing project called Drive Me that will see 100 self-driving vehicles drive on public roads by 2017Volvo Cars have an ongoing project called Drive Me that will see 100 self-driving vehicles drive on public roads by 2017Volvo Cars have an ongoing project called Drive Me that will see 100 self-driving vehicles drive on public roads by 2017Volvo Cars have an ongoing project called Drive Me that will see 100 self-driving vehicles drive on public roads by 2017
And for that, they have created a project called Drive Me. This involves 100 self-driving Volvos being used by families and commuters on public roads in everyday driving conditions in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. It would be the first time anywhere in the world Autonomous Driving cars have been made available to members of the public for their daily use, apparently.

Sure, you can’t just send vehicles that can drive themselves out there, you have to make sure things roll out the right way. This is why the Swedish automaker has announced they are joining forces with Autoliv, an automotive safety technology company.

The project is backed by a broad collaboration of a number of public and private sector participants, including the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Chalmers University, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gothenburg.

According to the Swedish automaker, Autoliv’s R&D and engineering expertise in automotive safety will contribute to the development of cutting-edge active safety and autonomous driving technologies. However, the development of this project is not just a thing of the future, considering that it’s already offering new technologies that can enhance safety in the current models.

The present active safety systems for Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Safety Lane Keeping Aid are examples of the first step towards automated driving. Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars, said: “We are delighted to welcome Autoliv to the Drive Me family. Autonomous driving will make our roads better and safer. The sooner we can develop the necessary technologies and start offering them in our cars the better.”

With Google’s plans to have their cars on public roads as soon as possible, we may be seeing a lot of the other automakers announce similar systems in the future.

 
 
 
 
 

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