It’s not a typo! Uber and Volvo have big plans regarding driverless cars and they will bring on the streets no more and less that 24,000 autonomous cars.
The base vehicles are developed on Volvo Cars’ fully modular, in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) which is currently used on Volvo Cars’ new XC60 midsize SUV. Volvo cars engineers have worked closely together with the engineers from Uber to develop the XC90 premium SUVs which is priced from $46,900 at U.S. dealers will be delivered to Uber between 2019 to 2021. It is the first commercial purchase by Uber.
Ubers step into the driverless car drastically cuts down the efforts of human drivers which seems to be the biggest cost for the company. Though Uber agreed and signed deals in the past for autonomous drive cars, there is no concrete update on the same.