The Drive Me trial in Gothenburg starts in 2017
We have now closed the application process and we want to thank everyone who has applied. The next step is to select candidates based on the scientific parameters needed for our research, after which the first participants will be given their Drive Me car in December 2017. So stay tuned as we continue our development of self-driving cars, with the same care and thoroughness that has helped us design some of the world's safest cars throughout the years.
What is autonomous driving?
We believe that mobility should be safer, sustainable and more convenient. For Volvo Cars, technology should make people’s lives easier. That’s why our approach to autonomous driving is all about the people that will use them. Our future cars will be able to navigate without human input, equipped with sensors that read the surroundings, adapting to changing traffic conditions.
In unsupervised autonomous mode, a vehicle performs all the driving because it is safe to rely on the technology to steer, brake and accelerate. People on board the vehicle are not expected to have control of the car.
For years, Volvos have been able to support the driving experience, helping the vehicle keep its distance with the car in front or staying in the lane. However, even cars that offer steering, distance, and speed support need constant supervision by the driver.