Self-driving cars, that seems to be the dream of many a driver worldwide, especially for those of us who happen to get caught in traffic jams every single work day of the week. Traffic jams are stressful, and how about those long road trips that require you to be extremely alert since danger can be around the corner at any time? Doze off for a while, and it could be fatal. The folks over at Volvo Car Group have initiated a special Swedish pilot project with self-driving cars on public roads, making it the first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project in the world. In fact, there will be up to 100 self-driving Volvo cars that will ply the public roads in everyday driving conditions around the Swedish city of Gothenburg, now how about that?
The project is known as ‘Drive Me – Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility’, and it so happens to be a partnership between Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gothenburg. The whole idea of this project is to prove that there are societal benefits attached to autonomous driving, and it further cements the position of Sweden and Volvo Cars as leaders in the development of future mobility. Will they be able to beat Nissan to it? [Press Release]
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