Volvo Serious About Driverless Cars in 2 Years

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Volvo Driverless car

Volvo, the car that aims to be the safest on the road, is taking the driverless car very seriously and plans to launch in 2014 its first autonomous cars.

Volvo Driverless car
Driverless car Photo via Engadget

The first group of self-driving cars will be able to self-drive up to 31 MPH, indicating that the feature will be used mainly in traffic.

“We are convinced this is the future and we want to get there first,” said a Volvo spokesman at a recent automotive event.

The company is also developing cars with self-driving ability at higher speeds, said The Wall Street Journal.  It has already run thousands of miles of tests on prototype cars.

Volvo has employed 50 engineers on the project that is funded in part by the European Union.

Source: The Wall Street Journal via Engaget


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  1. Enjoying the driverless option sounds good but not at the rate of 31 mph! A better idea might be to incorporate BiModal technology as part of their driverless car program?

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