12:30 AM | November 26 2015

Volvo и помага на Австралија да се подготви за самовозечки автомобили

Volvo Cars has successfully carried out the first test of an autonomous car on Australian roads, paving the way for the introduction of the technology. The test, part of the International Driverless Car Conference in Adelaide, is the first step towards Australia’s adoption of autonomous cars.

An XC90 equipped with Volvo’s IntelliSafe Autopilot technology drove on a closed section of Adelaide’s Southern Expressway, carrying Southern Australia’s premier Jay Weatherill. The state of Southern Australia is committed to the development of self-driving cars, said Weatherill. “We want to be at the forefront of this paradigm shift towards an industry which is anticipated to be worth more than AU$90 billion globally by 2030," he said.

The Volvo Cars demo marks the beginning of the introduction of self-driving cars in Australia. Working with the Australian Road Research Board and the Australian state governments, Volvo will bring its comprehensive knowledge of the technology to the project.

ABC News reported that the trial went smoothly, while the Sydney Morning commented on the safety benefits of the technology. The Australian said that the demonstration proved that a new era of driverless cars is imminent and Business Insider Australia described the event as: “a major turning point for the evolution of driverless car technology in Australia.”

Volvo Cars’ Senior Technical Leader Crash Avoidance, Trent Victor, said that Australia was perfectly suited to take advantage of the benefits of self-driving cars. “Autonomous vehicles will make the huge distances and long journeys that are part of driving in Australia less tiring and monotonous,” he said.

“It’s important for Australia to maintain the momentum of development so that it’s ready for self-driving cars in the next few years,” he added.


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