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cicio2000
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:46:18 AM

The 85-year-old company believes it can produce an accident free vehicle in just seven years. "Our vision is that no one is killed or injured in a new Volvo by 2020," said Anders Eugensson, Volvo's head of government affairs.

Underpinning Mr. Eugensson's optimism is a bet on increasing demand for driverless functionality in cars, and the emergence of technology that essentially eliminates the chance for driver error. Volvo won't disclose its spending on the technology, which has been funded in part by the European Union. It has had 50 engineers working with automotive partners such as Ricardo U.K. on the technology over the last several years.

The company says it is preparing to launch in 2014 its first batch of autonomous vehicles capable of driving up to 31 miles per hour. The limited
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:21:26 PM

Looking forward to it.
rjojo40
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 11:54:41 AM

Volvo has always been a good automobile builder.
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 8:53:17 AM

OK
mpg611
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:53:03 PM

How about speculationless gas prices?
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:45:52 PM

interesting
lesndave
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:43:08 PM

Yikes
RonElp
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:06:51 PM

This is a great idea. I hope then can deliver on the promise.
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:44:11 PM

We already have driverless vehicles... we call them showrooms.
Cothrom
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:01:55 PM

Just another
Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:40:26 PM

From what I've seen, we have that now.
Skunk63
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:30:41 PM

Good luck with that.
Zuegma
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:44:59 AM

I guess it's still a technology that needs to learn to crawl first.
md11capt
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:41:57 AM

Ooooooooooh... Is this better than the mindless drivers who have phones in their ears?
52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:16:05 AM

It will be interesting to see if they make the 2020 goal.
peakkeller
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:13:24 AM

I wonder if Google is also part of this work.
JDchefF
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:10:33 AM

Agree keep them in Sweden. At 31 mph, get real won't work in the US. Not sure if I would trust a computer fully anyway.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:59:06 AM

good, keep them in sweden
lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:57:30 AM

Now I can text all the time...at 31 mph, more time to text
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:49:21 AM

Like in TOTAL RECALL??
TripleHs
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:48:48 AM

accident free? a joke
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