Volvo Begins Testing Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads

Volvo’s own plans involve the introduction of 100 autonomous cars on a 50-kilometer route in Gothenburg by 2017, with the hope that the introduction of such vehicles will help improve road safety and reduce congestion.
“That Volvo Cars’ hometown of Gothenburg becomes the world’s first arena for self-driving cars in everyday driving conditions demonstrates both our technological leadership and Sweden’s dedication to pioneering the integration of self-driving vehicles,” Coelingh said.
“This public pilot will provide us with a valuable insight into the societal benefits of making autonomous vehicles a natural part of the traffic environment.”