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Volvo plans to test self-driving cars in China

By The Verge

Apr 07, 2016

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Swedish automaker Volvo will send up to 100 self-driving cars to China for testing on public roads in a variety of conditions, the company's CEO announced at a seminar in Beijing today.

Volvo will first conduct a public test of its self-driving technology in Sweden in 2017 before launching its test fleet in China. (Volvo was acquired by Chinese automaker Geely in 2010.)

Volvo stressed the safety benefits of self-driving cars in its announcement, which is in line with the company's recent statement that it would accept the liability if one of its self-driving cars was involved in an accident.

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