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Gothenburg trial starts in 2017

Post by 93Regina » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:42 pm

Volvo: Drive Meis our large-scale autonomous driving project, where we put real people behind the wheel of state-of-the-art Volvo XC90s on public roads. In early 2017 we will be looking for drivers in Gothenburg to take part – If you would like to be involved, stay up to date below.




Arstechnica Article: Volvo’s autonomous Drive Me research project gets underway

100 families to trial new self-driving tech in Sweden.



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Re: Gothenburg trial starts in 2017

Post by 850 LPT » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:23 am

I hope it doesn't take a serious accident or accidents for this nonsense to stop.


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Re: Gothenburg trial starts in 2017

Post by 93Regina » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:59 am

850 LPT wrote:....for this nonsense to stop.
Unless steering wheels are removed, I would not be concerned.

My understanding of one system, it has to have mapping to work...so, it will work in mapped cities, but not elsewhere. These maps are created with someone driving a vehicle down the streets, like Google street maps...and of course, they must be updated with current roadway conditions. So, when the street crews are working on a street, this info must be entered into database...which means you need a cellphone to catch this new data.

I'm not aware of a system that is "autonomous."



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Re: Gothenburg trial starts in 2017

Post by 93Regina » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:01 pm

Oh, Volvo's system is using maps also...they point out better mileage is possible by knowing road terrain...which means they are using a mapped database.



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