BEING a crash test dummie may well be more appealing than commuting into London each day. Which is why Volvo is recruiting British volunteers to test drive its new autonomous 4×4. The trial is targeting busy professionals who drive into west London but would rather while away the hours working than moseying along at a snails pace.
‘Drivers’ will be able to work on their laptops or make calls while the car uses 3D maps, sensors, and GPS to navigate its way to the capital. The XC-90 will come at a steep price and a similar trial is already underway in Gothenburg.
The cars can drive legally on motorways and dual carriageways at present but drivers will have to take over full control once in the city limits.