Volvo launches project Drive Me with 100 autonomous cars on public roads in Sweden [videos]

In early December last year, Volvo announced a large-scale autonomous driving pilot project with 100 self-driving Volvo cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions around the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

The project with 100 self-driving Volvos on public roads in everyday driving conditions is moving forward rapidly and the first test cars are already rolling around Gothenburg.

“The test cars are now able to handle lane following, speed adaption and merging traffic all by themselves. This is an important step towards our aim that the final ‘Drive Me’ cars will be able to drive the whole test route in highly autonomous mode. The technology, which will be called Autopilot, enables the driver to hand over the driving to the vehicle, which takes care of all driving functions,” says Erik Coelingh, Technical Specialist at Volvo Car Group.

The ‘Drive Me’ project involves legislators, transport authorities, a major city, a vehicle manufacturer and even real customers. The customers will drive the 100 cars in everyday driving conditions on approximately 50 kilometres (31 miles) of selected roads in and around Gothenburg.


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