China is fast becoming a magnet for autonomous vehicle production, and Chinese-owned Volvo is the latest development. A large-scale experiment announces testing on 100 autonomous vehicles in China’s insane traffic. (more…)
Volvo has announced to test autonomous cars with collaboration with Swedish legislators and transport authorities. Peter Mertens, Sr. VP, R&D, Volvo said “We are entering uncharted territory in the field of autonomous driving”. In the first trial there will be 100 cars with very sophisticated driver which can take control any time. Volvo will launch the trilaon normal roads with real time traffic. Erik Coelingh, Volvo technical specialist says that Volvo will leave no room for error for the self-driven car, as they hit the real traffic roads. Volvo is looking for traditional ownership model for autonomous cars.
The all-new Volvo S60 Inscription made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show marking first Chinese-built car for the US markets. The sedan features export quality traits with luxurious cabin, long-wheelbase, metallic trim surfaces and reliable machinery.
The idea of having a Chinese built export was first conceived in 2011. Much credit goes to the parent company, Greely, without whose efforts the plan couldn’t have been viable.
The production will expand approximately 250,000 by the year 2018, aimed for global markets. Depending on the sales of S60 inscription, more Chinese made vehicles could be heading to US markets.