Driverless cars next trip to China

Driverless cars next trip to China


Apr 9, 2016
It is Google which has been struggling a lot to bring the driverless cars to road and this time the Swedish carmaker, Volvo has said that it plans to launch a self-driving experiment in China involving up to 100 cars. This move was announced at a private event in Beijing on April 7th and according to Volvo  local drivers will be testing these cars on the normal public roads just like any other vehicle in “everyday conditions”. There has been another report that Volvo is now determining the city in which the series of testing are going to be conducted. Now Volvo is owned by a Chinese firm, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. There are also reports that China is forerunning the automatic cars world putting Google in the back seat. All this work have taken the front seat after Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo said “Autonomous driving can make a significant contribution to road safety. The sooner [autonomous] cars are on the roads, the sooner lives will start being saved.” As for China, the country is certainly no stranger to self-driving car tests as in December a driverless car that was developed by Chinese tech giant Baidu completed a test on public roads in Beijing. Now with so many companies coming forward to testing the Driverless cars its time for users to plan for their next generation cars.

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