Volvo Plans to Put Self-Driving Cars on City Streets by 2017
Actually, it's about time. It's been almost a decade since
DARPA's Grand Challenge
, where self-driving
It's also going to blow a lot of people's minds. As Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo's President and CEO, put it, "Hardly anyone thinks twice about being in an airplane that flies on autopilot, but being in a car that drives by itself while the driver reads a book is still quite a revolutionary thought for many people." Note to Samuelsson: This sounds like driving in Los Angeles.
Volvo's trial is just the beginning.
Of course, plenty of challenges still lie ahead
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