For this ambitious project, a joint investment of something like $ 300 million dollars is estimated, but could be more than expected.
The famous car manufacturer of Swedish origin Volvo, announced last week a strategic alliance with the very popular transport service online Uber, to offer trips to its users in autonomous cars a week for what they expect a strong joint investment, which it is approaching $ 300 million (ie about 265 million euros).
"This will mean that Uber add autonomous driving systems that he developed a Volvo vehicle basis," he said the Swedish company said in a statement to the media.
Uber and Volvo already had allied earlier in the United States founding what would be called as a "lobby" pro cars driven by computer, along with some of its competitors, Lyft would be the first case and Ford in the second as well as by the Internet giant better known as Google.
Fortunately both companies are well advanced in the development of these futuristic cars, which will allow passengers to move to their destinations without having to take the wheel. Talented engineers Volvo tested the first independent model in the streets of Gothenburg (city located southwest of Sweden) since 2014 and 2017 will take you to London.
Uber announced in May this 2016, a fairly advanced prototype also tested under real conditions (with real traffic) on the streets of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, northeastern United States). "More than one million people die in traffic accidents every year. They are tragedies that autonomous driving technologies can help avoid them, but we can not do it alone. That's why our partnership with a great builder like Volvo is so important, "was what he said company president Uber, Travis Kalanick.
"We are proud to be partners Uber, one of the technology companies worldwide. This alliance puts Volvo at the heart of the technological revolution in the auto industry, "Håkan Samuelsson welcomed Uber alliance and Volvo.