Volvo and Waymo together create an autonomous carJune 26, 2020
Volvo Car Group and Waymo have formed a strategic partnership that will make Google-owned tech company an exclusive partner for the automaker.
The deal includes strategic subsidiaries of Volvo Car Group Polestar and Lynk & Co International, which will be able to use Waymo technology. It is worth noting that the tech company already has strong partnerships with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jaguar Land Rover and Renault Nissan Mitsubishi. Waymo says that these connections enable him to promote his autonomous driving technology on various transport platforms.
First, the companies together integrate Waymo’s fully autonomous technology, Waymo Driver, into “a completely new mobile platform focused on mobility in the field of transportation services.” Waymo will supply artificial intelligence for driverless vehicle control technology, and Volvo will design and manufacture automobiles.
“Fully autonomous vehicles can improve road safety to a previously unseen level and revolutionize the way people live, work and travel. Our global partnership with Waymo opens up exciting new business opportunities for Volvo Cars, Polestar and Lynk & Co, ”said Henryk Green, CTO of Volvo Car Group.
According to Adam Frost, Waymo CEO, this key partnership with Volvo Car Group will help open the door to the Waymo Driver abroad in the coming years and is an important milestone in the highly competitive autonomous vehicle industry.
At the moment, there is no detailed information about the platform and markets. In addition, Volvo and Waymo did not say when their new electric car equipped with autonomous driving technology will appear.
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