Forget cities. Volvo is testing autonomous trucks … in a mine?
If you were impressed when carmakers started testing self-driving vehicles on freeways, wait until you get a load of what Volvo has up its sleeves.
Volvo Trucks announced Thursday that starting this fall and over the next year and a half it will be testing self-driving versions of its FMX truck inside the underground Boliden mine in Kristineberg, Sweden.
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Volvo isn’t going subterranean with its trucks simply for sport. Rather, it’s keen to figure out how its autonomous technology can be applied to limited and geographically extreme areas. And I’d say it doesn’t get a lot more limited or extreme than an underground mine. Read more…More about Transportation, Volvo, Cars, and Tech
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