Members of the public to test Volvo vehicles in Sweden

Volvo is allowing families in Sweden to test its cars on public roads in Gothenburg as part of the company’s Drive Me project, under which it is developing autonomous vehicles.

Over the next four years up to 100 people will be involved in Drive Me. Different stages of driver-assisted and eventually fully autonomous technology will be tested. The program will also enable Volvo engineers to monitor participants’ everyday use and interaction with the car. Cars are fitted with the latest driver-assistance technology, as well as an array of cameras and sensors to monitor their behaviour and provide the car with information on its surroundings. “Drive Me is an important research project for Volvo Cars. We expect to learn a lot from engaging with 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,” said Henrik Green, senior VP of R&D.

- Automotive Testing Technology -
29. 12. 2017