Autonomous driving isn’t actually new. In fact, it has been one of the highlights (for better or worse) of automotive technology in the second half of the previous decade – most notably on high-end brands and luxury electric automaker, Tesla.
For Volvo, the idea of autonomous driving has been around since 2016. The Swedish company has been regarded as the maker of the safest vehicles on Earth, and as you know, self-driving and safety are two opposing concepts that automakers try to resolve.
Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo Cars and Austin Russell, founder and CEO of Luminar
In line with that, Volvo announces that it’s partnering with Luminar to introduce better autonomous driving technology in future Volvo cars. And yes, the industry-leading LiDAR, which stands for light detection and ranging, is the center of this collaboration, which is bound to be equipped on next-generation Volvo vehicles. LiDAR uses laser tech to measure…