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Volvo plans to test up to 100 self-driving cars in China Volvo aims to launch an experiment involving self-driving cars in China in which up to 100 such cars could be deployed, the Swedish automaker said on Thursday.The company laid out its vision for China at an event in Beijing, with Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson telling Reuters the company is targeting 10 per cent year-on-year sales growth this year for the market here.The planned autonomous drive experiment will see local drivers test the cars on public roads in everyday conditions, and will be conducted in limited driving situations such as on express roads and highways, company executives told Reuters."I think we need to build up (consumer) trust in the technology," Samuelsson said. "So you have to bring it out and demonstrate it." The move is part of the Swedish company's efforts to take advantage of the pledges central government policymakers in China, the world's biggest auto market, have made to embrace futuristic technologies such as self-driving cars. Volvo, wholly owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, is currently scouting for a city that could provide the necessary permissions, regulations and infrastructure to allow the experiment to go ahead, the company said. "It has to be a big city where there are lots of consumers wasting an hour a day in the cars (sitting in traffic)," Samuelsson said. "That's I think realistically where this function can be sold commercially." The automaker did not say by when it hopes to conduct the tests nor did it detail the costs of the experiment. The self-driving cars that Volvo is envisioning will be like normal cars that alert the driver when autopilot mode can be activated, on freeways or in specific zones such as gated neighbourhoods or industrial parks, giving the driver the option to maintain or relinquish control, Samuelsson said. Driverless cars that are voice controlled without steering wheels and can drive anywhere under any conditions will not become a reality in the foreseeable future, he said. Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/51729167.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst. Follow Nojoto News. Download Nojoto App to get real time updates about Nojoto News & be part of World's Largest Creative Community to share Hindi Writing, Hindi Poetry, Hindi Quotes, Hindi Shayari, Hindi Poem, Hindi Jokes, Hindi Comedy, Hindi Memes, Hindi Stories, Hindi Whatsapp Status, Hindi Good Morning Status, Hindi Good Night Status, Art, Painting, Hindi Songs, Hindi Singing and Photography. A Creative expression platform. Cars By Nojoto News | Nojoto Cars on Cars, Volvo, Self Driving Cars. Cars Cars, Volvo Cars, Self Driving Cars Cars

Volvo plans to test up to 100 self-driving cars in China

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Volvo plans to test up to 100 self-driving cars in China

Volvo aims to launch an experiment involving self-driving cars in China in which up to 100 such cars could be deployed, the Swedish automaker said on Thursday.The company laid out its vision for China at an event in Beijing, with Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson telling Reuters the company is targeting 10 per cent year-on-year sales growth this year for the market here.The planned autonomous drive experiment will see local drivers test the cars on public roads in everyday conditions, and will be conducted in limited driving situations such as on express roads and highways, company executives told Reuters."I think we need to build up (consumer) trust in the technology," Samuelsson said. "So you have to bring it out and demonstrate it."

The move is part of the Swedish company's efforts to take advantage of the pledges central government policymakers in China, the world's biggest auto market, have made to embrace futuristic technologies such as self-driving cars.
Volvo, wholly owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, is currently scouting for a city that could provide the necessary permissions, regulations and infrastructure to allow the experiment to go ahead, the company said.
"It has to be a big city where there are lots of consumers wasting an hour a day in the cars (sitting in traffic)," Samuelsson said. "That's I think realistically where this function can be sold commercially."
The automaker did not say by when it hopes to conduct the tests nor did it detail the costs of the experiment.
The self-driving cars that Volvo is envisioning will be like normal cars that alert the driver when autopilot mode can be activated, on freeways or in specific zones such as gated neighbourhoods or industrial parks, giving the driver the option to maintain or relinquish control, Samuelsson said.


Driverless cars that are voice controlled without steering wheels and
can drive anywhere under any conditions will not become a reality in the
foreseeable future, he said.

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