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Volvo Cars starts testing of autonomous drive cars in Sweden

ABR Staff Writer Published 13 December 2017

Volvo Cars has started testing its autonomous drive cars through taking the support of Swedish families in Gothenburg.

Under the Drive Me project, the company has provided two Volvo XC90 premium SUVs to Hains and Simonovskis families to gather feed-back on the slef-driving cars.

Volvo will provide autonomous drive cars to three more families at the staring of next year, and up to 100 people over the next four years.

Volvo engineers will collect the data from the families to advance the capabilities of the autonomous cars.


The company is planning to commercialize autonomous cars in 2021. The input from the Drive Me project will help the company to develop advanced autonomous cars.

Volvo Cars R&D department senior vice president Henrik Green said: “Drive Me is an important research project for Volvo Cars.

“We expect to learn a lot from engaging these families and will use their experiences to shape the development of our autonomous driving technology, so that by 2021 we can offer our customers a fully autonomous car.”

The families have provided with Volvo XC90s, which feature advanced driver assistance technology and an array of cameras and sensors to monitor their behavior and provide the car with information on its surroundings.

The safety expert from Volvo Cars will monitor the testing of cars that will take place in controlled environments.

With around 31,000 employees across the globe, Volvo Cars has head office, product development, marketing and administration units in Gothenburg.

Image: Hains and Simonovskis families have received Volvo XC90 premium SUVs. Photo: courtesy of Volvo Car Corporation.