Volvo Kicks Off ‘World’s Most Advanced Public Autonomous Driving Experiment’

Volvo currently offers a semi-autonomous functionality called Pilot Assist on the 90 series cars which gives “gentle steering inputs” to keep the car aligned within lane markings up to 128.74Km/h (80mph) without the need to follow another car. The Drive Me cars will add hands-off and feet-off capability in special autonomous drive zones around Gothenburg, powered by the Autonomous Driving Brain.

Under the Drive Me project, the autonomous Volvo XC90 customer cars will undergo a rigorous testing phase to ensure that the cars’ advanced autonomous driving technologies function exactly as they should. Post the testing, the cars will be handed over to the customers participating in the Drive Me pilot to be driven on public roads in Gothenburg.