Volvo to conduct large-scale autonomous car tests by 2017

Volvo has been one of the stronger proponents of self-driving cars, and it’s proving that today by detailing its plans for a large-scale autonomous vehicle project in its native Sweden.

Swedish-based Volvo Car Group has joined the race to develop self-driving cars, saying it plans to build 100 such vehicles in a pilot project. The Chinese-owned automaker said Monday it will test its “autonomous” cars on 30 miles (50 kilometers) of selected roads in the Swedish city of Goteborg, starting in 2017.

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