Volvo and Uber team up to develop self driving cars

Volvo and Uber have announced a new partnership that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies and fully autonomous driverless vehicles. As part of the partnership the base vehicles will be built by and then purchased from Volvo by Uber. Volvo and Uber are contributing a combined $300 million to the project.

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Volvo and Uber have announced a new partnership that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies and fully autonomous driverless vehicles. As part of the partnership the base vehicles will be built by and then purchased from Volvo by Uber. Volvo and Uber are contributing a combined $300 million to the project.
Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars, said: “Volvo is a world leader in the development of active safety and autonomous drive technology and possesses an unrivaled safety credibility. We are very proud to be the partner of choice for Uber, one of the world’s leading technology companies. This alliance places Volvo at the heart of the current technological revolution in the automotive industry.”

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The Volvo vehicle will be based on the automaker’s SPA platform, which is used for the S90, XC90 and V90 models.

Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief executive, said: “Over one million people die in car accidents every year. These are tragedies that self-driving technology can help solve, but we can’t do this alone. That’s why our partnership with a great manufacturer like Volvo is so important. Volvo is a leader in vehicle development and best-in-class when it comes to safety. By combining the capabilities of Uber and Volvo we will get to the future faster, together.”

Source: Volvo