19 décembre 2017

Volvo is reportedly scaling back its ambitious self-driving car experiment

It’s been awhile since we heard anything about Volvo’s audacious experiment to deliver 100 self-driving cars to regular people in Sweden for testing. The program, called Drive Me, was supposed to kick off in 2017, but now the company says it’s pushing the date to 2021. Moreover, Volvo is scaling back the number of cars involved, according to Automotive News. Under the original plans first announced in 2015, Volvo would deliver 100 of its XC90 SUVs to real families in Sweden, followed by a similar number of vehicles to families in... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2016

Volvo will test in London its autonomous driverless car

The live test "will start early in 2017 with a limited number of semi-autonomous cars and will expand in 2018 to include up to 100 autonomous cars, making it the most extensive test program on British roads" said the brand in a statement.London is the second city chosen by Volvo to launch these vehicles, after Gothenburg, where it has its headquarters and where the general public tests should also start next year. Tests supervised by Volvo engineers began on the streets of the Swedish second agglomeration 2014. Volvo is a member, with... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2015

Hanging out in Volvo’s “Concept 26,” a reinvented seat for a self-driving car

Watch this video on The Scene.     When people imagine the future of self-driving cars, they might think of steering wheel-less pods with swivel chairs and a lounge-like cabin atmosphere. Just program your destination into the vehicle and take a seat, as blissfully unaware of the ensuing traffic as you would be on a train. But Volvo doesn’t agree with that vision, at least at this point.  Company executives maintained that people really do want to drive—they just don’t want to drive when driving is boring.... [Lire la suite]