Whatever driving enthusiasts think of autonomous cars, it looks very much like the concept is here to stay. 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 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. DON'T MISS: Fast & Furious Star Paul Walker Dies In Fiery Crash...
Volvo Paves Way For Car-To-Car Communications With Signing Of MoU
Volvo is paving the way for the implementation of Car-2-Car and Car-2-Object communication systems in its own vehicles with the signing today of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with fellow members of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium being run in Europe. The consortium’s goal is to...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Volvo Concludes SARTRE Autonomous Car Research, Looks To Implementation
Europe’s SARTRE (SAfe Road TRains for the Environment) project, first established in 2009, has come to an end, with the results proving positive for all those involved. One of the partners was Swedish automaker Volvo, which is now looking at integrating some of the findings in its production...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
SARTRE Self-Driving Road Train Takes To Public Roads: Video
While in the U.S. firms such as Google are attempting to revolutionize mobility by doing away with the driver completely, over in Europe researchers are taking smaller steps towards making autonomous driving a reality. For the past couple of years we’ve been bringing you details about the...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Video: SARTRE Self-Driving Road Train Conducts First Test
Europe’s SARTRE (SAfe Road TRains for the Environment) project is well underway, having carried out its first successful demonstration of its self-driving technology at Volvo’s proving grounds near Gothenburg, Sweden. The SARTRE project is attempting to launch new technology for...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Self-Driving Cars Take A Step Closer To Reality
Autonomous or ‘self-driving’ cars have been around for a while, at least in prototype form. In fact, just this week we reported on Audi’s autonomous TTS, which successfully charted the grueling 12.42 mile Pikes Peak run. However, about a year ago we reported on a government-backed...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Current estimates put a retail launch for self-driving cars at least ten years away.