Volvo embarked on offline tests on Swedish roadsJanuary 31, 2019
Volvo Zenuity has received permission from the Swedish authorities to test autonomous models on public roads. Testing will be carried out on the highway, drivers will be at the wheel of autonomous cars, whose tasks include managing in emergency situations if the autonomous system fails to cope with them.
Drivers will not be allowed to keep their hands on the wheel during the entire trip. As the representative of Volvo, theoretically, such a system can be tested without a driver on board.
Three motorways were chosen to test autonomous cars, which form a kind of triangle connecting Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. The maximum speed there is limited to 80 km / h. The company will experience an autonomous level 4 system.
Volvo plans to begin selling stand-alone models after 2021. It is expected that by 2025 they will account for about a third of all sales.
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