Volvo has delayed its driverless car program by four years

Over the last few years, Volvo has emerged as an unlikely pioneer for autonomous technology, but it’s just had a major setback. Volvo’s Drive Me program aimed to test autonomous technology in the wild by the end of 2017, but according to Automotive News Monthly, it’s pushed that target back a further four years to 2021.
In 2015, Volvo hoped to run a fleet of 100 Level 4 autonomous XC90s in Sweden, to help develop its driverless software, with programs in the UK and China to follow. However, Volvo ran into several problems with its autonomous tech, and decided there wasn’t enough time to fix any of the issues.