Volvo to test autonomous cars on public roads in London next year – TechnoBuffalo

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Volvo pointed out lately that it will certainly start testing autonomous cars in London following year making use of actual people, no more engineers or dummies. The program, dubbed “Drive Me London,” will begin along with semi-autonomous cars when it come to people roads in 2017, along with hopes to prolong to a lot more compared to one hundred totally autonomous cars when it come to London’s roads by 2018. The objective is to boost safety, congestion and pollution, Volvo said.

“The sooner AD cars are when it come to the roads, the sooner lives will certainly begin being saved,” Volvo head of state and chief exec Hakan Samuelsson said. “Autonomous driving represents a leap ahead in vehicle safety. Volvo’s cars, consisting of the brand-new XC90 and S90, currently boast semi-autonomous features that enable the vehicle to Remain within a lane, prevent when it come to its own, drive in traffic and more. The technology exists to earn these cars totally autonomous, and already Volvo has actually an area to in fact examine that.

It wasn’t gained straightaway certain that the “actual families” behind the wheel of the autonomous cars will certainly be throughout these examinations but, provided Volvo’s past of providing several of the safest vehicles when it come to the roads, they’re most likely no more taking a massive risk.