Volvo's Self-Driving Cars Have Already Begun Testing
May 07, 2014 11:01
Volvo announced last winter that it was testing its self-driving cars. Now, Volvo is planning on getting about 100 of them on the road by 2017. The first few self-driving cars are already joining humans on the road. The cars are approved to mingle with other commuter vehicles over about 31 miles of roadways across Gothenburg's major arteries.
After the first 100 people have tried their hand at the wheel, Volvo will make sure its cars are better than drivers. By the year 2020, Volvo wants everyone on the road to be safe from drunk drivers. You also won't be falling asleep behind the wheel anymore. Because you won't have to bother with driving.
The push to make the road safer by limiting – and punishing – distracted drivers reached a new stage when recent studies revealed that distracted driving is more dangerous than drunk driving. We’ve seen similar studies in the past, including experiments done by the TV show Mythbusters and Car and Driver magazine. Read more