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Hands on: How self-drive cars will tell you to take control

Published 07/10/2015 | 02:30

Intellisafe Auto-Pilot interface
Intellisafe Auto-Pilot interface

The everyday workings of a self-driving car have just been revealed by Volvo. A new interface, called IntelliSafe Auto Pilot, has been shown working in an XC90.

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Paddles on the steering wheel light up when the car reaches a portion of the road approved for autonomous driving.

When you put your hands on the panels for a certain amount of time, the car takes over the driving functions.

But when the end of the approved 'self-driving' section approaches there is a 60-second countdown to alert you that you are back on duty.

Should you not re-take control the vehicle brings itself to a halt.

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