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Did This Automaker Just Make The World's Best Self-Driving SUV?

Soon there will only be passengers, not drivers.

With each passing day it seems as if autonomous cars are coming closer to becoming the norm. To add fuel to the fire, Volvo has announced that it will offer 100 of its newest XC90 SUVs to consumers with the ability to self-drive 31 select miles of road in Gothenburg, Sweden, by 2017. Most importantly, Volvo is working out the problem of how to transfer control from the driver to the car, and then back to the driver when the destination is reached. The Swedish automaker will utilize shifting paddles behind the wheel to do this.

After inputting the destination into the navigation system, the driver can use the paddles to switch control back and forth between the car and the driver. See the future for yourself in the video.

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