It all began with an S60

Volvo started with an S60 sedan for its prototype self-driving car.

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Feeling green

The car relies mostly on technology currently available in production Volvos -- plus some extra green vinyl, for color.

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Autonomous parking

Volvo also showed off a separate self-parking car, which can find an empty parking space and slot itself in, even if you're not in the car.

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Spot on

The black spot on the grille is the radar sensor, which is currently used in Volvo cars today.

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GPS test

The self-driving car was augmented with these GPS units on the roof. But, they're only used during testing. They won't be there in the final version.

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Laser scanners

This sensor module contains laser scanners and imaging. This is the bulk of the sensing equipment and is part of Volvo's current option packages.

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Diagnostics inside

This is the diagnostic terminal in the prototype. It makes for a heck of a conversation starter, but won't be there in the final version.

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Big red button

And the ubiquitous, shiny red button that shuts down the system. This, too, will not be there when this car goes on sale in 2017.

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