Volvo focuses on autonomous driving
Volvo executives discussed another frequent topic at The Washington Auto Show during Media Day, namely, autonomous driving. Marcus Rothoff, the companyês autonomous driving director, presented the Volvo Vision 2020: Nobody should be killed or seriously injured while in a new Volvo car. Volvoês longer term vision is to design a car that should not crash. Autonomous driving will be a big part of meeting those goals, as researchers seek to find ways that drivers can take back their time, but use time in a safe way.
Volvoês Project Drive Me 2017, an autonomous driving research project, is a joint venture with the City of Gothenberg, Sweden; Swedish Transit, and Transport Styrelsen, the Swedish transportation agency. The goal is to bring 100 self-driving cars to customers by 2017, Rothoff said.Download Bulletin PDF