Wow! This is bigger news than the possibility of the Swedish Bikini Team making a comeback. Swedish-automaker Volvo wants to be the pioneer of self-driving cars, according to an online report from the Wall Street Journal.
The firm backs its forward-thinking mission statement with the announcement that its first car will be introduced in 2014. While its first auto will drive up to 30 mph only, the company plans to bring a self-driving “accident-free vehicle” to market in 2020.
“We are convinced this is the future and we want to get there first,” Marcus Rothoff, head of developing Volvo’s driver assistance technology, said during a recent autonomous-driving event at a track in Hallered.