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Volvo to Test its Autonomous Cars on Public Roads in Sweden



Swedish automaker, Volvo has now launched a pilot project in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, where its self-driving vehicles will be tested on real public roads among other, non-autonomous traffic.

Volvo who is synonymous with safety and caution in the car industry is making the first move with somewhat risky endeavor in a surprising move.

Volvo calls the project "Drive Me – Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility", a joint initiative between Volvo, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gothenburg.

The company even set out a roadmap that's a few years more aggressive than its direct competitors.
The pilot project begins in the beginning of 2014 with customer research and technology development.

Volvo has this week announced a partnership with Swedish authorities to initiate a trial run of its self-driving cars in Gothenburg, which it is calling Drive Me. 100 cars will be distributed to specially selected drivers, with their commentary and diagnostic information feeding back into the company's development of autonomous vehicles.

The first cars with fully autonomous technology will be arriving in 2017. By then the system will be installed on Volvo's brand new platform architecture including 2015 Volvo XC90.



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