Teased for the last few weeks, Volvo has showcased its 360c autonomous concept project – a self-driving vehicle program built on an electric vehicle architecture.
The all-electric, fully autonomous vehicle concept forms the basis for the OEM’s holistic view of future travel, which makes the most of new design possibilities created by the removal of a human-vehicle driver interface and conventional powertrain restrictions.
The 360c presents four new vehicle uses – a sleeping environment, mobile office, living room and entertainment space – and also introduces a proposal for a global standard in autonomous vehicle communication with other road users.
“The business will change in the coming years, and Volvo should lead that change of our industry,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars.
“Autonomous drive will allow us to take the next big step in safety, but also open up exciting new business models and allow consumers to spend time in the car doing what they want to do.”