Autonomous cars are the future of automotive industry. That is the reason why automakers and technology companies are competing to launch their own version of autonomous cars. Aligned with this objective, it is not surprising that Volvo is coming with its own version of autonomous car and the company is currently planning to allow a regular road driver to test the system on public road starting on next year.
Volvo is currently testing the autonomous system on a controlled environment. However, it seems like there is not a lot scenario that can happen in it and most of the scenarios which are already thought off have been tested and implemented in the system. The company is allowing a regular road driver to do the test instead of engineers and technicians so that they are able to monitor how the system behaves when the regular road driver is driving it and use it to do daily activities such as going to office or buying groceries from the supermarket.
Therefore, for the scenarios which happened and have not been thought off, the team will be able to configure them in the system.
At the same time, Volvo will be testing its IntelliSafe Autopilot feature in its vehicles. This feature is half assistive and half autonomous. If everything goes well, then Volvo will increase the number of testing cars to 100 cars capable of full autonomy. On top of that, Volvo also developing its future infotainment system as such that it is able to connect to Netflix and the passengers will be able to watch shows while commuting.