A month after Uber stated its self-driving Volvos were still being developed, the ride-hailing service provider Uber has now bought 100 self-driving automobiles from the Swedish company, Volvo stated.
The report came as an 18-wheeler self-driving Volvo trailer drove from Fort Collins, Colorado, to Colorado Springs, bearing about 50,000 cans of Budweiser beer. The Volvo truck, geared up with video cameras and sensing units, was owned by Otto, a self-driving truck business recently obtained by Uber.
Uber inked a deal with Volvo in August to acquire 100 vehicles by the end of the year, with the objective of equipping them with the ride-hail business’s self-driving hardware.
The automobiles are constructed on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture, the exact same platform as its XC90, S90, and V90 vehicles.
Uber’s little fleet of self-driving Ford Fusion cars and trucks has been shepherding a select variety of travelers around Pittsburgh from early September, however up until now Uber has refused to talk about its progress in this department.
The vehicles have “Uber” stenciled on the sides and a variety of electronic cameras and sensing units on the roofing like a jaunty hat.