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Volvo looks for driverless car volunteers in London

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Volvo is looking for drivers who commute into west London to take part in its forthcoming self-driving cars trial in the Capital.

The Guardian’s reporting that those behind the wheel of the initial will not “read the paper” but will need to sit ready to grab the wheel just in case, they are then looking for volunteers to test out the technology’s possibilities by doing other things while being transported.

The newspaper says it is recruiting up to 100 commuters for the London trial to try out its semi-autonomous vehicles from the summer of next year and that the company is looking for professionals of different age groups – people who regularly commute to or from west London via the M40, M4, M25 or A4.

It says it will focus on people who are normally frustrated when they drive to work in the morning and that think it will be useful for them to be able to use this time on other things.

It adds that Volvo does not anticipate that drivers will need additional training or driving tests and that its aim is to make it almost like using a smartphone.


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