Press Release – Volvo Cars South Africa
VOLVO CARS AND UBER JOIN FORCES TO DEVELOP AUTONOMOUS DRIVING CARS
The Swedish premium car maker, Volvo, and Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing company, will be joining forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars.
A joint project has been established by the two companies that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies, up to and including fully autonomous driverless cars. Uber will purchase the base vehicles that will be manufactured by Volvo Cars.
The same base vehicle will be used by Uber and Volvo for the next stage of their own autonomous car strategies. Uber will be adding its own self-developed autonomous driving systems to the Volvo base vehicle. Volvo will use the same base vehicle for the next stage of its own autonomous car strategy, which will involve fully autonomous driving.
The Volvo-Uber Alliance
The Volvo-Uber project marks a significant step in the automotive business, underlining the way in which the global automotive industry is evolving in response to the advent of new technologies. The alliance marks the beginning of what both companies view as a longer term industrial partnership.
Volvo is a world leader in the development of active safety and autonomous drive technology. Volvo Cars 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.
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.
Reference: Volvo Cars SA – www.media.volvocars.com