Drive Me is a joint car research programme between Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the city of Gotheburg. The programme was established in 2013 and consists of a fleet of 100 autonomous cars which are going to be released for the first time in the world in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. These self driving cars are targeted to the families and commuters for their day-to-day transportation usage. Their target date is believed to be in 2017.
Autoliv, an automotive safety giant, recently reported to have joined this programme. Hopefully, from this move, it will accelerate the process to lay down the active safety systems fundamental to autonomous driving into production. Some examples for the active safety systems contributed by Autoliv is Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist.
With all these safety features put in place, hopefully traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities will be reduced significantly as according to an independent statistic, about 90 percent of the accidents happened are caused by human error due to the reason that they are not entirely focus on the road and often distracted by other things.