Volvo will supply 24,000 XC90 with Autopilot from UberNovember 21, 2017
Also, the Swedish brand confirmed that based on the Volvo XC90 will develop its own car with a full autopilot, which will be launched on the market in 2021.
The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has entered into an agreement with the largest taxi company in the world of Uber for the supply of 24,000 units of the full-size premium crossover XC90 with autopilot between 2019 and 2021. This is reported by the publication Autocar.
The new supply contract was the result of last year’s announcement of a strategic partnership between Uber and Volvo. Since that date, companies have been able to test 100 crossovers XC90 with the system of autonomous driving in Pittsburgh, USA.
Representatives of Volvo said that their vehicles include all the necessary safety and autonomous driving technologies that are necessary to ensure that on their basis Uber customized its own taxi autopilot system.
“This new agreement puts us on the road to mass production of self-propelled vehicles,” said Uber’s top manager Jeff Miller.
This is not the first example of cooperation between the two companies for the production of cars with autopilot. In early 2017, Ford created a joint venture with another taxi company Lyft to test the systems of autonomous taxi driving.
Earlier Uber and NASA decided to create a flying taxi.