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Volvo Promotes "Self-driving" Car

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by Todd Burch, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    To keep things fair--journalists, begin your attack on Volvo now.

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  2. BluestarE3

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    They'll just ignore the "self-driving" part of the statement and focus only on "Pilot Assist" as being a more conservative/responsible moniker than "Autopilot".
     
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    I agree, Pilot Assist sounds way more conservative and a better description than Auto Pilot does.
     
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    I think that statement definitely deserves the sarcasm emoji ;)
     
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    What about the blatant "self-driving" part of their claim?

    Methinks you missed the sarcasm in my post. ;)
     
  6. Todd Burch

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    How did I know KZKZ would appear in this thread?
     
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    I just purchased my MS (delivery scheduled for Oct 24th), and my wife has a 2016 Volvo XC90. I have to say this new generation of Volvos are quite impressive luxury cars. The XC90 only does Pilot Assist up to 30mph , but the new S90 sedan will be able to go up to 80mph. Also the XC90 is much more aggressive about keeping your hands on the steering wheel.

    But I have to say that as it happens with other modern luxury cars, I do think the interior of the new Volvo S90 is in many ways better than the MS. The problem is that it takes forever for the software on these cars to be updated, if ever. This is a major difference with Tesla (beside being full electric:), no other car manufacturer does what tesla does.
     

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