Volvo Concept 26 showcases interior design study for autonomous cars
Named to reflect the average daily commute time of 26 minutes in the US, the concept uses a seat design along with a tablet interface, fold-away tray table and a 25-inch monitor located in the passenger-side dashboard to offer the driver three modes: Drive, Create or Relax.
“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. This is what Concept 26 has captured by reimagining the entire car experience,” said Robin Page, vice president of interior design at Volvo Cars.
“We have gone to great lengths to understand the challenges and opportunities that autonomous cars will bring to people in coming years, and our flexible approach to engineering and design, enabled by our new Scalable Product Architecture, means that we can readily bring this from concept to reality,” said Dr Peter Mertens, senior vice president research and development at Volvo Car Group.