Volvo and Microsoft to Develop a Driverless Car

HoloLens Car

Volvo has just made a deal with Microsoft and it seems that the two companies will work together to develop a driverless vehicle, giving the potential car buyers an interactive shopping experience by using the HoloLens headset.

We remind you that LG, the South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Yeouido-dong, Seoul, has announced last month that they will provide key components for the upcoming General Motor’s Chevrolet Bolt electric car.

Google is also another company that is testing driverless cars and there are speculations which say that Apple is also planning to come to its own vehicle soon enough.

Driverless Cars

Like many auto companies, Volvo is a company that wants to develop autonomous vehicle. We remind you that Volvo has unveiled its Concept 26, a model of a driverless car’s interior. Björn Annwall, the senior vice president of marketing, sales and service at Volvo, said that what we see the interior is how the future car will look like soon, because they’ve made the design compatible with their cars. However, Annwall didn’t confirm if Microsoft and Volvo will also work together in this area.

The Machine learning is another area where these two firms could collaborate on. Anwall has added that almost all modern cars are equipped with many sensors that can detect road conditions and send information to drivers. This way, the drivers are informed if there is ice on the road so they will be able to slow down.

Buying Cars Using HoloLens

Using Microsoft’s HoloLens, you will be able to see the objects in 3D images. According to Annwall, the customers who come into a Volvo showroom can use the Microsoft’s HoloLens and view the car in 3D, change colors and even see how some features work. For example, you can go right away to a showroom, customize the car to look the way you want (using HoloLens) and, after that, place an order for it.

Once you do this, the Volvo’s representative will be able to send the customized 3D car to the manufactory, so that they can customize it the way you want.

Sources: CNET and Engadget.