Volvo has produced the first of its kind Volvo XC90, which is expected to be major component of its Drive Me project. According to the reports, the first Volvo XC90 was produced in the carmaker’s special manufacturing facility in Torslanda. The reports also have it that the Volvo XC90 will be brought on to the roads pretty soon from it to be tested on the roads. The initial on road tests are expected to be performed on the streets of Gothenburg.
The reports have it that the Volvo XC90 has many exclusive features that will not only make the Drive Me project the best in its class, but also ensure that the promises made are kept. The standard production model is expected to have features like pilot assist, semi autonomous capability, lane maintenance feature to avoid off the lane driving. The model will also be able to detect and maintain the required speed and distance difference with the car moving ahead of it.
The Drive Me Project involving Volvo XC90 is expected to be upgraded to ‘Autonomous Driving Brain’, which supposedly will handle complete self driving feature. The Drive Me Project and its major component Volvo XC90 is expected to go through a series of engineering tests, before the cars are actually handed over to real people to be driven around in the streets of Gothenburg.
According to Erik Coelingh, Volvo’s Technical Lead Officer, “This is an important milestone for the Drive Me project. Customers look at their cars differently than us engineers, so we are looking forward to learn how they use these cars in their daily lives and what feedback they will give us.”
In case the testing in Gothenburg is successful, then in due time next year, the people of London are expected to be handed over the keys of the Volvo XC90.