Uber Reveals First Fully Autonomous Car In Partnership With Volvo

 Tuesday, June 18, 2019

 Autobody News

Uber has presented the latest member of its self-driving car fleet at its annual Elevate conference. The self-driving Volvo XC90 SUV is the first Uber vehicle designed without the need for a driver. The autonomous car was designed in collaboration with Swedish carmaker, Volvo.

Uber’s self-driving car program was suspended in 2018 after an autonomous car, under human supervision hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.

The program is back in operation and Uber says that the new generation of self-driving cars will be hitting the roads in higher numbers from 2020. Currently, they are only being tested on public roads in Pittsburgh.

"What it looks like from the outside isn’t much different, but what’s going on inside enables us to run our full autonomy system—things like 360 degrees of camera coverage, 360 degrees of LiDAR and radar," Uber ATG CEO Eric Meyhofer said at the Elevate Summit.