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Bold claim: Volvo Cars’ unsupervised autonomous driving feature Ride Pilot to debut in California

Once it has been verified as safe and all necessary approvals have been secured, the company’s ambition is to introduce Ride Pilot in California first, before gradually rolling out in other markets and regions around the globe.

By using Ride Pilot, drivers will be able to free up time while driving, and spend it on secondary activities like reading, writing, working or socialising. The feature can also help drivers arrive at their destination rested and recharged, by reducing the mental strain that may come with driving, especially in traffic jams or heavy traffic.

The name ‘Ride Pilot’ implies what the driver can expect: when the car is driving on its own, Volvo Cars takes responsibility for the driving, offering the driver comfort and peace of mind.

Luminar’s LiDAR sensor will complement five radars, eight cameras and sixteen ultrasonic sensors in Volvo Cars’ upcoming fully electric SUV. This standard sensor set-up provides excellent vision and perception reliability. Together with continuous, over-the-air software rollouts the system will ensure full redundancy and enable Volvo Cars to achieve safe autonomous driving with Ride Pilot.

As usual I'm skeptical. I like that Volvo is going to release this in California first, right on Tesla's home turf. Maybe this year FSD will be "eyes off" here too? :p
 

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But only if it is a true L3 at highway speeds - not just below 37mph on highways (LOL) like Mercedes.

Yeah LOL at Tesla not being able to drive autonomously in the easiest condition and ODD possible, no pedestrian or static objects. Literally 1D driving, just straight shot on a single pristine lane lines under 37mph. Literally an actual train. A single amusement park route

Yeah LOL at that.


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Once it has been verified as safe and all necessary approvals have been secured, the company’s ambition is to introduce Ride Pilot in California first, before gradually rolling out in other markets and regions around the globe.


As usual I'm skeptical. I like that Volvo is going to release this in California first, right on Tesla's home turf. Maybe this year FSD will be "eyes off" here too? :p
Dang, that first quote almost sounds exactly like Elon Musk 10 years ago…
 
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The name ‘Ride Pilot’ implies what the driver can expect: when the car is driving on its own, Volvo Cars takes responsibility for the driving, offering the driver comfort and peace of mind.

I read that Volvo will take full responsibility, also in case something does go wrong. That is new.
 
I second that. We have the same car with pilot assist and it works very well (almost on par with basic autopilot). I say almost since pilot assists sometimes looses track of the lane when turns come up While Tesla AP is rock solid.
That’s the only fault with it, handling sharper turns, but I think that’s often attributable to driving faster than the speed limit. On a long interstate road trip it’s very good.
 

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