Volvo Is Opening A Self-Driving Car Research Center In Silicon Valley

The move puts Volvo closer to ride-hailing giant Uber, which is retrofitting Volvo XC90s with its own self-driving technology to put on the road in Pittsburgh. Volvo and Uber also recently announced they were partnering in a nonexclusive, $300 million deal to develop an autonomous car together. Besides its plans with Uber, Volvo has several other investments in self-driving vehicle technology, which proponents say could reduce the number of car accidents by removing the chance of human error. The company plans to launch pilot programmes in London next year and in Sweden in early 2018, and it’s negotiating with several cities in China as well. (Buzz Feed)



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