Volvo reduces autonomous driving tests to find the right sensors

From Engadget - December 15, 2017

In addition to the sensors that enable Level 4 autonomy (the car can drive itself, but a steering wheel and pedals are still present), the Swedish automaker is having issues with the wiring. Rothoff said that laying copper has been "a really huge" challenge that was unanticipated at the project's outset in 2013.

This means the original estimate of 100 self-driving test vehicles has been adjusted to having 100 people in the pilot program by 2021. At the moment, there are a pair of Swedish families using Level 2 XC90s outfitted with cameras and gear inside to see how real families interact with the vehicles in controlled test situations.


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