30 Sep '12, 11am

Volvo Car Corporation intends to lead in field of autonomous driving technology

Volvo Car Corporation intends to lead in field of autonomous driving technology; targeting the next-generation of consumers 17 September 2012 Volvo Car Corporation intends to gain leadership in the field of autonomous driving as the next major step forward in vehicle safety. Autonomous driving—the self-driving car—gives the human driver the ability safely to do something else besides drive, such as sending text messages or reading a book while the car drives itself. It will also likely be an important capability for attracting the next-generation of auto consumers, says Volvo Car Corporation President and CEO Stefan Jacoby. The first focus areas in Volvo Car Corporation’s technology development are autonomous driving in slow-moving queues and, for the longer-term, road trains on motorways, as exemplified by the recently concluded SARTRE project. (Earlier post .) Our aim is...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/09/vcc-20120917.html

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