Volvo Cars to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Bangalore, November 21st 2017: Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has signed a framework agreement with Uber, the ride sharing company, to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021.
The base vehicles are developed on Volvo Cars’ fully modular, in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). SPA is one of the most advanced car architectures in the world and is currently used on Volvo Cars’ top-of-the-line 90 series cars as well as on the new XC60 midsize SUV. The non-exclusive agreement enhances the strategic partnership between Volvo Cars and Uber announced in August 2016 and also marks a new chapter in the convergence of car makers and Silicon Valley-based technology companies. “The automotive industry is being disrupted by technology and Volvo Cars chooses to be an active part of that disruption,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “Our aim is to be the supplier of choice for AD ride-sharing
service providers globally. Today’s agreement with Uber is a primary example of that strategic direction.”
Volvo Cars’ engineers have worked closely together with engineers from Uber to develop the XC90 premium SUVs that are to be supplied to Uber. The base vehicles incorporate all necessary safety, redundancy and core autonomous driving technologies that are required for Uber to add its own self-driving technology.
“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Volvo,” said Jeff Miller, Head of Auto Alliances, Uber. “This new agreement puts us on a path towards mass produced self-driving vehicles at scale.”
At the same time as providing Uber with AD compatible cars, Volvo will use the same base vehicle in the development of its own independent autonomous car strategy, which is planned to culminate in the release of its first fully autonomous car in 2021.
Volvo Auto India
Swedish luxury car company Volvo Auto India(VAI) established its presence in India in 2007 and has since then, workedintensively to market the Swedish brand in this country. Volvo Cars currentlymarkets products through its dealerships in South Delhi, West Delhi, Gurgaon,Ahmedabad, Surat, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Chennai,Bangalore, Kochi, Vishakhapatnam, Kolkata, Vijayawada, Jaipur, Pune andLucknow. The brand is expanding soon to Calicut.
The company sells ten luxury models
Volvo S60 – A sporty sedan
Volvo S60 Cross Country – All road. Allweather sedan
Volvo S60 Polestar – A performance sedan
Volvo V40 Cross Country – The adventurouscross country
Volvo XC60 – A technologically advanced luxurySUV, apt for Indian roads
Volvo XC90 – The most awarded 7-Seater LuxurySUV
Volvo XC90 Excellence- India’s first plug-inhybrid SUV
Volvo S90- The premium luxury sedan
Volvo V90 Cross Country – The Get Away Car
Volvo’s Brand Philosophy
‘Designed Around You’ is the brandstranslation of going an extra mile to understand customers better. Thishuman-centric approach enables Volvo Cars to know the pulse of the customersand gauge what they desire in a product. With this thought, the brand placesthe customer at the heart of its design. Every Volvo car boasts of cutting-edgetechnology with engineering that is executed around human values.
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