The Dreamweavers

The road ahead

Volvos that will drive themselves, won’t crash and talk to other cars? Welcome to your future.

Forward thinking

Meet Trent Victor and Marcus Rothoff, leading the way at Volvo in defining the future of driving.
Words: Ian Dickson Portraits: Jack Lawson



How close is Volvo to launching an autonomous car?
Trent: “Our latest cars already use aspects of autonomous technology, where the driver is still responsible. For example there’s Pilot Assist which, by reading lane markings, helps to keep you in your lane with light steering inputs, while Adaptive Cruise Control helps maintain a distance to cars in front.”

When will we see fully-autonomous Volvo cars on the road?
We will have a commercial offer around 2020, but prior to that we will test our technology within the Drive Me trial which includes 100 customers driving on public streets in Gothenburg. Drive Me is a research project starting in 2017 and ending in 2019.