Volvo Motors introduce Concept 26
Introducing Concept 26 : Volvo’s mission to bring choice and freedom back to the driver as part of their ongoing research into autonomous driving.
“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.
An all-new patented seat design will actively cradle the driver during the transformation phase into one of the three modes: Drive, Create or Relax – creating 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.
Concept 26 opens further possibilities – from entertainment to service provision and beyond, using the technology that is now a natural part of our everyday lives. It also signals the huge potential for new business opportunities and high-tech collaborations that autonomous drive will bring.