Volvo “Drive Me” project will put 100 self-driving cars on the road
Volvo has recently announced a project called “Drive Me.” The Drive Me project will see that 100 self-driving vehicles will make it’s way around Sweden. Volvo plans to use this project to point out the benefits of self-driving cars. This project will be happening in the city of Gothenburg. Volvo is partnering with the Swedish Transport Administration, Lindholmen Science Park, the City of Gothenburg, and the Swedish Transport Agency for the project.
The Drive Me cars will travel around 50 kilometers on certain roads in and around the city. Volvo’s project will show how self-driving cars will benefit the safety and efficiency along with the infrastructure needed for self-driving cars. The project development will start next year and the cars will arrive in 2017.
“Autonomous vehicles are an integrated part of Volvo Cars’ as well as the Swedish government’s vision of zero traffic fatalities. This public pilot represents an important step towards this goal. It will give us an insight into the technological challenges at the same time as we get valuable feedback from real customers driving on public roads,” stated Volvo President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson.
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