Veoneer has announced their joint-venture for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving software, Zenuity, has received approval for self-driving tests on public roads in Sweden.

Transportstyrelsen, the Swedish Transport Agency, has approved that Zenuity, the joint venture between Veoneer and Volvo Cars, can commence tests with self-driving cars on Swedish highways. The tests will be done by trained drivers, with their hands off the steering wheel at a maximum speed of 80 km/hour.

The routes that have been approved are the E4 between Stockholm and Malmö, road 40 between Jönköping and Gothenburg, and the E6 between Gothenburg and Malmö.

“The approval to do real-life tests is essential for gathering important data and test functions. It is a strong proof-point for the progress of Zenuity’s self-driving capabilities,” says Nishant Batra, Veoneer’s Chief Technology Officer.