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Volvo Bets Lure of a Nap in a Self-Driving Car Will Beat Flying

  • Chinese-owned manufacturer says aviation ripe for disruption
  • Autonomous vehicles will be used for work, sleep, play
Workers Mike Tropf, left, and Reggie White clean a Volvo AB sign.
Workers Mike Tropf, left, and Reggie White clean a Volvo AB sign.Photographer: Andrew Harrer
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Volvo Cars is taking aim at the aviation industry, saying self-driving vehicles could eliminate the need for some short-haul flights.

The Gothenburg, Sweden-based carmaker on Wednesday unveiled a project to explore how autonomous vehicles can be used to shuttle people between cities, allowing them more time for rest, work and play instead of the hassle of flying.