UBER & VOLVO LAUNCH SELF-DRIVING PILOT IN SAN FRANCISCO

December 14, 2016 The Unbiased Writer

uber-volvo-self-driving-car3Ride-sharing technology company Uber will expand its self-driving pilot to San Francisco according to the company. In partnership with Volvo, Uber will roll out specially converted Volvo ‘XC90′ autonomous cars with self-driving hardware and software packages.  As of now, there will be an Uber technician on board at all times to supervise the car’s operation. ‘The promise of self-driving ride sharing is becoming a reality,’ comments Mårten Levenstam, vice president product planning at Volvo Cars. ‘Volvo is proud to be at the forefront of the latest developments in the automotive world alongside our partners at Uber.’ Volvo will also launch their ‘Drive Me‘ project in January 2017, which will be the world’s largest autonomous driving test. Over 100 autonomous vehicles will be handed to members of the public to be driven on real roads around Gothenburg, Sweden. uber-volvo-self-driving-car2 uber-volvo-self-driving-car1 uber-volvo-self-driving-car

 

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