Uber unveils new Volvo self-driving vehicle in a step towards robotaxi service

Uber Advanced Technologies Group unveiled Wednesday a new generation of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs that are designed and built to be fully driverless, a critical milepost for the company as it inches towards deployment of a robotaxi service Volvo and Uber have developed several prototypes since entering into a joint engineering partnership in September 2016. […]


12 Jun, 2019TECHCRUNCH.COM

Uber unveils new Volvo self-driving vehicle in a step towards robotaxi service | BEAM

Uber Advanced Technologies Group unveiled Wednesday a new generation of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs that are designed and built to be fully driverless, a critical milepost for the company as it inches towards deployment of a robotaxi service

Volvo and Uber have developed several prototypes since entering into a joint engineering partnership in September 2016. Previous generations of vehicles were not built with full autonomy in mind, meaning a human safety driver had to be behind the wheel. Instead, Uber purchased the vehicles, about 250 in all, and then retrofitted them for self-driving use....

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