Friday September 30, 2016

Volvo Planning To Sell A Fully Self-Driving Car In 5 Years

Volvo has announced that it will have a fully self-driving car on the market in just 5 years. Raise your hand if, like me, you are predicting a wave of lawsuits soon after the car goes on sale.

The feature will allow occupants to completely disengage from driving but there will still be a steering wheel for when the owner feels like using it, according to Chief Executive Officer Hakan Samuelsson, speaking to reporters at the Global Mobility Leadership Forum near Detroit on Thursday. "To make a car even more premium, one of the most interesting things is a full autopilot," he said. "Not a supervised version, but really the one that you can sit back and watch a movie or whatever. That will make the premium car even more premium."