Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to have an independent autonomous vehicle? A vehicle that is uncrushable. Do you think it is possible to make one? A vehicle that does things on its own without receiving help from anyone or anything. The car-making company Volvo, thought about this and has almost created it. They hope to launch it soon
Volvo cars, partnered with the LiDAR company Luminar. LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. It is a method that uses light to measure and scan the ranges of the earth. It is used in so many areas and fields ranging from geography, seismology, forestry, geology, archeology, and many other related fields. In 2019, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk said going into LiDAR is a fool’s dream and work. Creating an autonomous vehicle seemed impossible, but these companies did not relent and they went for it. As for Elon Musk’s Tesla, even after the statement was made, they made vehicles with LiDAR.
The company have decided to call the feature, Ride Pilot and will add it to their electric SUV. This feature will allow the car to control itself giving room for the users to rest even while on the road and perform other tasks. This project started in the early part of 2021, and it will be released later this year. The Volvo company is the only car making company to bring this a reality. Tesla, also a car making company have made self driving cars, but theirs uses AI algorithms and computer vision to detect objects. Volvo’s idea is quite different from theirs. Theirs will be like a plug-in. It can be activated and also deactivated.