Volvo Car Group partners with Waymo

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Volvo Car Group has partnered with Waymo to build autonomous vehicles.

The Volvo Waymo partnership will initially see fully self-driving electric cars with Waymo Driver integrated

The Volvo Waymo partnership will initially see fully self-driving electric cars with Waymo Driver integrated

The strategic partnership includes Volvo affiliates Polestar and Lynk & Co. International and will lead to level 4 autonomous driving, for which Waymo is the exclusive partner for the Group.

The companies intend to integrate Waymo’s self-driving technology, Waymo Driver, into an “all-new mobility focused electric vehicle platform”, with the intention that it is suitable for ride-hailing services.

“Fully autonomous vehicles have the potential to improve road safety to previously unseen levels and to revolutionise the way people live, work and travel,” said Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo Car Group. “Our global partnership with Waymo opens up new and exciting business opportunities for Volvo Cars, Polestar and Lynk & Co.”

“This key partnership with Volvo Car Group helps pave the path to the deployment of the Waymo Driver abroad in years to come, and represents an important milestone in the highly competitive autonomous vehicle industry,” said Waymo chief automotive officer, Adam Frost. “Volvo Car Group shares our vision of creating an autonomous future where roads are safer, and transportation is more accessible and greener. We’re thrilled to welcome Volvo Car Group as our latest automotive partner.”

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Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.