Zenuity, Veoneer and Volvo’s joint-venture for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving software, has received approval for self-driving tests on public roads in Sweden.
Transportstyrelsen, the Swedish Transport Agency, has approved that the autonomous technology spin-off can do tests with self-driving cars on Swedish highways. The tests will be done by trained drivers, with their hands off the steering wheel at a maximum speed of 80 km/hour.
The routes that have been approved are E4 between Stockholm and Malmö, road 40 between Jönköping and Gothenburg, and E6 between Gothenburg and Malmö.
“The approval to do real-life tests is essential for gathering important data and test functions. It is a strong proof-point for the progress of Zenuity’s self-driving capabilities,” says Nishant Batra, Veoneer’s Chief Technology Officer.
Stay tuned for an interview between Auto Futures and Zenuity’s CEO Erik Coelingh this week!