Volvo partners Waymo for fully self-driving tech

By CARSIFU | 29 June 2020

GOTHENBURG: Volvo Car Group - together with Polestar and Lynk & Co. International is establishing a strategic partnership with fully self-driving technology development leader Waymo.

“Fully autonomous vehicles have the potential to improve road safety to previously unseen levels and to revolutionize the way people live, work and travel,” said Volvo Car Group chief technology officer Henrik Green.

Waymo is the exclusive Level 4 (L4) partner for Volvo Car Group and the companies will now look to integrating Waymo’s fully self-driving technology (Waymo Driver) into an all-new mobility-focused electric vehicle platform for ride-hailing services.

Level 4 vehicles have the ability to intervene if it senses the possibility of an accident or if there is a system failure and in most instances do not require human interaction.

“This key partnership with Volvo Car Group helps pave the path to the deployment of the Waymo Driver abroad in years to come, and represents an important milestone in the highly competitive autonomous vehicle industry,” said Waymo chief automotive officer Adam Frost.