One of the biggest modern advances in the automotive industry is wireless software upgrades, which allow automakers to fix bugs at any time, keep software versions up to date, and even install new features in their cars – as long as they have the hardware to run the program.

Volvo has therefore now come ahead of the law and is already equipping its next-generation flagship model, the all-electric crossover with the XC90, with a package of thirty sensors (cameras, radars, laser radar and ultrasonic sensors) suitable for triple-level autonomous transport. to achieve this.

The special feature of the Ride Pilot function is that Volvo has been declared liable for accidents and damages caused by self-driving vehicles – a crucial problem that could delay the introduction of self-driving cars on the market for many years to come.

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If it passes the road tests of the technology, Volvo will first launch its self-driving cars in the state of California and then gradually introduce them around the world. The company has not set a deadline, as the dates don’t just depend on it, but the fact that the hardware needed to operate it will be included in a new model, which will be introduced this year, suggests that the technology can be commercialized around 2025.

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