I’ll venture to say that people probably don’t get excited about their commute to work.
And anyone that has sat in standstill traffic on the Capital Beltway for several hours will know full well that commuting can be the most stressful part of the day.
Volvo’s recently named “Concept 26” is looking to make drives easy, painless, and perhaps even relaxing.
Sounds a little too good to be true, doesn’t it?
By 2017, Volvo expects to have around a hundred of these concept cars out on Swedish roadways for testing purposes.
One of the main goals of this new vehicle is to get commuters to work as smoothly as possible — no worries about traffic, time, or other negative driving influences.
It’s not all about Volvo, of course… some of these features are in cars already on the road.
For example, the Volvo XC90 already has the ability to take over steering and accelerate up to a certain point.
Along with that, many other car manufacturers have vehicles on the road that have a number of autonomous (or close to it) capabilities.
The Mercedes-Benz GL (2013 and up) has a self-parking feature, the 2016 Chevy Malibu has an auto-brake system for potential collision danger. In fact, GM, Toyota, Apple, and tesla have been working on similar tech as well.
Google, however, may be ahead of all that already.
You see, Google has been testing driverless cars since 2012, and is confident that they will be ready for public consumption by as early as 2018.
The question, however, is which company will have the first “mainstream” fully automated vehicle.
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