The mixture of the XC90 with Uber tech is supposed to “at some point” allow utterly driverless ridesharing, with out an Uber specialist able to take over for these moments when present know-how falls quick. Volvo itself desires to make use of a “comparable” base car idea for its personal self-driving vehicles within the early 2020s, though these machines will solely function hands-free in “clearly designated” areas like highways and ring roads.
The timing of the announcement is not supreme. Whereas Uber’s self-driving division just lately obtained a devoted CEO and an inflow of money, its program stays clouded by the deadly 2018 crash. The corporate has but to renew testing on the same scale and has as a substitute performed solely restricted assessments. The Volvo association is an indication that Uber continues to be dedicated to autonomy in the long term, however the scenario is not fairly as rosy because it was when the corporate introduced the deal practically two years in the past.