DEBATE is currently raging about driverless car. But what if you had a car which enabled you to drive when you wanted?
Volvo has developed Concept 26 – named to reflect the average daily commute to work of 26 minutes – time that could be spent doing something more meaningful than sitting in stop-go traffic.
The all-new patented seat design actively transforms into one of the three modes: Drive, Create or Relax. With these three modes the concept creates a new autonomous drive innovation platform that can adapt to new needs and technologies over time.
When the driver wishes to delegate driving to the car the steering wheel retracts, the seat reclines and a large display emerges from the dashboard allowing the driver to enjoy the time spent in the car as they like.
“It’s all about people. Our research clearly shows that some people will want to use their commuting time creatively when they have full autonomous drive available, while others will want to just sit back and relax, watch online media or listen to music. Autonomous drive will make all of this possible,” said Robin Page, vice president of interior design at Volvo Cars.
“This is what Concept 26 has captured by reimagining the entire car experience.”