Autonomous Driving Cars

Today I attended a most fascinating seminar on “A future with autonomous cars”. It was a seminar hosted by Volvo Car Group and Thatcham Research. You might think that autonomous driving cars is very much something that belongs to the future, but the truth is that these cars are already out there. Next year the Swedish carmaker Volvo plans to run driverless vehicles on public roads around London starting with small number of semi-autonomous cars. It will definitely be a carefully monitored exercise. The Association of British Insurers is monitoring the developments with great interest. There were many question marks about the implications for insurers. Who is liable in case of an accident?

After having listened to various speakers including the President and CEO of Volvo car Group Håkan Samuelsson I felt quite reassured about the project of autonomous driving cars. The cars are already being tested on roads in Gothenburg. I also learned that the British seem to be the most interested in autonomus driving cars at least if you look at searches on google…

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