Concept 26 – Volvo is going Autonomous
Volvo research has found that the average American spends 26 minutes travelling to work – so the Swedish brand is well on the way to giving drivers that time back.
Unveiled at the LA Auto Show, Concept 26 is expected to become a reality by the end of the decade, featuring self-driving technology and a versatile interior with three cabin arrangements: Drive, Create and Relax.
Drive: Similar to a usual cabin layout, the driver is in control.
Create: Ideal for consuming media, reading or working, Create lets you get work done on the go.
Relax: A reclined seat and 25-inch monitor create a relaxing environment.
Volvo Monitoring and Concept Centre’s General Manager, Anders Tylman-Mikiewicz, said ‘Volvo Concept 26 addresses the notion that driving can still be fun and liberating on the right day and on the right road, but that some parts of driving, notably the daily commute in many metro areas, is stress, frustrating, and even broken’.
2017 will see 200 preselected Volvo customers trying out the manufacturer’s autonomous technology, with a regular-production model to follow in selected markets, as long as the trial goes as smoothly as expected.
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