Drive me

introducing drive me

Shaping the future of autonomous driving

We started the Drive Me project already in 2013. Now, it is time to take the next step, as we have started to engage everyday drivers in the pilot. They have been chosen from thousands of applicants in all age groups, with different lifestyles, driving experiences and attitudes towards self-driving cars.

Stay tuned as we continue our journey from assisted driving to autonomous 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

Autonomous Drive Drive Me map

our approach

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.

Drive Me car
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.

Drive Me Family
Real people

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.

introducing the car

An XC90 like no other

Volvo Cars, a leader in car safety innovation, will be using the award-winning XC90 during the Drive Me research. Our cars are equipped with a T8 Twin Engine – our most powerful Drive-E petrol engine assisted by an electric motor.

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our collaborators

Our partners embracing the future of mobility

Autonomous cars represent a radical shift in mobility that will affect us in our everyday lives. Collaboration with our partners is therefore essential in ensuring that the technology provides the maximum benefit to both individuals and society.

The Drive Me programme is partly funded by FFI - Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation, a partnership between the Swedish government and automotive industry.