The Volvo team has filmed a couple of videos of the truck in action, and they're worth checking out. To demonstrate the system's safety features, Volvo's chief technology officer Torbjörn Holmström actually stands in front of an approaching truck as it bears down on him in the middle of a darkened mine gallery 1,300 meters underground.
"I was convinced the truck would stop but naturally I felt a knot in my stomach until the truck applied its brakes," Holmström says.
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Pretty gutsy for a chief technology officer. For more information on the project, and Volvo's other autonomous vehicle initiatives, click on over to the company's Automation hub. Or check out our recent report on Volvo's collaboration with Uber that's bringing driverless ride-share cars to Pittsburgh.