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Old 13th June 2019, 15:28   #1
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Volvo and Uber have unveiled a jointly developed production-ready autonomous car. Along with built-in safety features, the XC90 SUV uses Uber’s self-driving system.

Uber plans to deploy these cars as an autonomous ridesharing service. As part of the safety package, these cars include several back-up systems for steering and braking as well as battery back-up power. In case the main systems fail, these back-up systems are capable of immediately bringing the car to a stop. Apart from the systems designed by Volvo, the XC90 has sensors mounted on top of the car that enable the car to operate safely in urban environments as well.

Volvo plans to use a similar autonomous base vehicle concept for their autonomous cars which are expected to be launched in the early 2020s. The cars will be based on the SPA2 platform and will be able to drive autonomously in designated areas like highways and ring roads.

The two companies entered into a joint agreement in 2016 to develop autonomous cars.

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Hope they've improved their identification of false positives:



LINK (USA: Uber's self-driving car kills a pedestrian)
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You know what amazes me the most? It's how fast the industry changes. In the earlier part of this decade, Uber was a nobody & Volvo was a struggling luxury car brand which got new Chinese owners. Absolutely no one would've predicted that Volvo & Uber would be at the forefront of such a vast technological change (autonomous cars). Kudos to both of them!

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As part of the safety package, these cars include several back-up systems for steering and braking as well as battery back-up power
. I think we're still a long way off from having an autonomous car that can drive on any kind of road in any kind of traffic conditions and in any kind of weather. Nevertheless, we do have a peek of the future today.
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