Thursday, 22 August, 2019

Volvo and Uber unveil a production-ready autonomous vehicle

Uber and Volvo’s self-driving SUV just hit a huge milestone Uber hopes to begin Uber Eats drone delivery in San Diego this summer
Jean Garcia | 13 June, 2019, 16:44

Uber's self-driving software was subsequently blamed for the fatal crash, with reports suggesting the XC90 actually noticed the pedestrian but didn't respond or take evasive action - and Volvo's in-house semi-autonomous assist systems had been switched off by Uber.

The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. It placed a Big Mac and fries into specially designed packaging and then flew the food from the restaurant to a designated location where an Uber courier picked up the order to deliver it to the customer.

"We've been working closely with the FAA to ensure that we're meeting requirements and prioritising safety", Luke Fischer, head of flight operations at Uber Elevate, said in a statement Wednesday.

Uber said it had developed a proprietary airspace management system called Elevate Cloud Systems that will guide the drones to their location.

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The company said the knowledge it gains from the tests will help with Uber's planned aerial ride-sharing network.

Separately, Uber unveiled its newest self-driving vehicle produced by Volvo Cars. Several back-up systems are built into the thing for both steering and braking functions plus a dose of battery back-up power. In the event any of car's primary systems fail, the backup systems are created to immediately act to bring the vehicle to a stop. The Volvo XC90 SUV base vehicle is kitted out with Uber's self-driving tech, meaning it'll be ready to take to the streets by itself in the future as part of Uber's ride-hailing service. This is the third vehicle they've developed together.

Volvo plans to use a similar autonomous base vehicle concept for their autonomous cars which are expected to be launched in the early 2020s.

"We believe autonomous-drive technology will allow us to further improve safety, the foundation of our company", said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo.

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