The Future of Autonomous Driving: The Volvo 360c

 

With significant year-over-year growth and more Volvos on the road every day, Volvo Cars hopes to stay ahead of the automotive industry by placing a strong focus on the future of autonomous driving. Of this hope springs forth the Volvo 360c, a fully-electric, totally-autonomous concept car that aims to maximize time spent traveling on the road. Instead of spending our time driving with eyes on the road for hours at a time, imagine being able to take a nap, do work, or watch a movie instead. By introducing the Volvo 360c, Volvo Cars hopes to be an integral part of shaping that future.

Hyper-focused on people and how they think, behave, and interact with the world around them, Volvo Cars wanted to go in a different direction that other automakers with their self-driving vehicles. That’s why the overarching purpose of the Volvo 360c is to bring extra productivity to the road with the possibilities of the autonomous drive. The Volvo 360c has four potential setups, each with its own specific purpose of making the most of time spent traveling: a sleeping space, a living room, a mobile office, and an entertainment room. With a fully-autonomous electric car like the 360c, Volvo Cars hopes to directly compete with air travel by suggesting self-driving cars as an alternative. Senior VP of Corporate Strategy at Volvo Cars Mårten Levenstam said, “Domestic air travel sounds great when you buy your ticket, but it really isn’t. The 360c represents what could be a whole new take on the industry… The sleeping cabin allows you to enjoy premium comfort and peaceful travel through the night and wake up refreshed at your destination. It could enable us to compete with the world’s leading aircraft makers.”

Although the Volvo 360c may just be a concept car at this point, it is plain to see that Volvo Cars has no plans to stop working on this project anytime soon. Autonomous driving is the future and opens up thousands of possibilities we’ve never even dreamed of. Here at Volvo of San Antonio, we cannot wait to see what the future holds and if the Volvo 360c is any indication--we are ecstatic for what’s to come.

 

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