introducing drive me
Shaping the future of autonomous driving
We started testing cars with self-driving technologies already in 2013. Now, it is time to take the next step in our Drive Me project, as we start to engage everyday drivers in the pilot. In recent months we have received thousands applications from people in all age groups, with different lifestyles, driving experiences and attitudes towards self-driving cars. 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.
The Drive Me route
Learning by doing
To make safe self-driving cars a reality, we are putting people at the heart of our research. Our focus is on the safety of the people that participate in the Drive Me trial. What makes our approach so unique is that we will learn from drivers’ experiences as they interact with our technology. It’s this user-centric focus that guides us in the verification of our technology, and which will help us move from supervised to unsupervised driving.
Towards safer, more efficient driving
As participants drive the pre-selected route, we will collect data on safety, user experience, traffic flow, and energy efficiency. Drive Me will collect hundreds of terabytes of data – all of which will be carefully examined by experts at Volvo Cars before introducing safe autonomous cars.
Our research teams will be working closely with the trial users, gathering unique insights and learning about behaviour behind the wheel while experiencing autonomous driving.
Drive Me global
After the pilot starts in Sweden, we will continue with new pilots in London, UK and China. Volvo Cars plans to explore different traffic environments, learning how to adapt to a variety of settings and ultimately meeting the demands of multiple scenarios, customer needs and locations.
introducing the car
An XC90 like no other
Our partners embracing the future of mobility
The Drive Me programme is partly funded by FFI - Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation, a partnership between the Swedish government and automotive industry.