Volvo 360c – Mini Bedroom on the Road / Self Driving Luxury Car

Volvo Cars’ new 360c autonomous concept: why fly when you can be driven?

Imagine a world in which you travel long distances without the need for airports. A world in which you can avoid airport security, hours of queuing and waiting, and noisy, cramped airliners. What if, instead, you could take your own first-class private cabin that picks you up at home and takes you from door to door?



It is this vision for the future of autonomous travel that Volvo Cars reveals today with its new Volvo 360c concept, a holistic view of a future of travel that is autonomous, electric, connected and safe. It could open up new growth markets for Volvo Cars, for example in the multi-billion dollar domestic air travel industry.



The basis of the 360c is a fully autonomous, fully electric car without a human driver. The concept capitalises on the freedom in design afforded by the absence of a steering wheel and a combustion engine, providing the ability to reimagine the traditional placement of passengers in rows of two or three.



The 360c presents four potential uses of autonomous driving vehicles – a sleeping environment, mobile office, living room and entertainment space – which all reimagine the way people travel. It also introduces a proposal for a global standard in how autonomous vehicles can safely communicate with all other road users.



“The business will change in the coming years and Volvo should lead that change of our industry,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. “Autonomous drive will allow us to take the big next step in safety but also open up exciting new business models and allow consumers to spend time in the car doing what they want to do.”



The 360c represents a potentially lucrative competitor to short-haul air travel, a multi-billion dollar industry comprising airlines, aircraft makers and other service providers. Especially shorter routes where the distance between origin and destination is around 300 kilometres are prime candidates for disruption by an alternative mode of travel.



For example, within the United States over 740 million travellers embarked on domestic flights last year and America’s domestic air travel industry is worth billions of dollars in revenue. Several busy domestic air routes, such as New York to Washington DC, Houston to Dallas and Los Angeles to San Diego, are more time-consuming by air than by car when including things such as travel to the airport, security checks and waiting times.



“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,” said Mårten Levenstam, senior vice president of corporate strategy at Volvo Cars. “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.”



Beyond new potential customer groups for Volvo Cars’ business, the 360c also carries implications for the future of travel, city planning, infrastructure and modern society’s environmental footprint. It does not just reimagine how people travel but also looks at how people engage with friends and family while on the move, and how they can recapture time while travelling in the cities of the future.



“Autonomous vehicle concepts have a tendency to become a technology showcase instead of a vision of how people use it,” said Robin Page, senior vice president of design at Volvo Cars. “But Volvo is a human-centric brand. We focus on the daily lives of our customers and how we can make them better. The 360c is the next iteration of this approach.”



The 360c is a first yet deliberate step towards a broad discussion about the potential for autonomous driving technology to fundamentally change society in many ways.



“When the Wright brothers took to the skies in 1903, they did not have a clue about what modern air travel would look like,” said Mårten Levenstam. “We do not know what the future of autonomous drive will hold, but it will have a profound impact on how people travel, how we design our cities and how we use infrastructure. We regard the 360c as a conversation starter, with more ideas and answers to come as we learn more.”

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Comments

    • Alpha SQUAD official
      Alpha SQUAD official

      New Car Videos: https://goo.gl/5nPYXv

      about 8 months ago
    • Riz Wong
      Riz Wong

      Whats that movie with will smith where the car drives itself

      about 1 month ago
    • Andre Vigil
      Andre Vigil In reply to Riz Wong

      I robot?

      about 1 month ago
    • thomasucc
      thomasucc

      This will be my future

      about 2 months ago
    • Landon Gill
      Landon Gill

      Jeffree star without make up

      about 4 months ago
    • ScarlettM
      ScarlettM

      I can't understand how car shows intention to take off, what's the visual signal? Can anyone explain?

      about 4 months ago
    • Muhammad Nasrom Yusoff
      Muhammad Nasrom Yusoff

      Engineer need more than a ton on weed to create all these...thanks to marijuana...

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael Ogden
      Michael Ogden

      These will fly soon

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael Ogden
      Michael Ogden

      Absolutely the future

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael Ogden
      Michael Ogden

      I’m buying one made in America!

      about 4 months ago
    • Kenny Session
      Kenny Session In reply to Michael Ogden

      Michael Ogden this is literally hilarious

      about 4 months ago
    • kima228
      kima228

      What about you driving someone behind you on the left of you and right of you and two cars are infront of thosecare an let's say out of the clear blue a deer runs out hmmm how will those cars deal with that?

      about 4 months ago
    • Obed Nyakundi
      Obed Nyakundi In reply to kima228

      Like they present, these cars will develop a communication format with and from their environment. What will evolve as from the moment of their deployment will be their communication. Their "car language" will evolve. Maybe soon, we'll have a forum to discuss and develop standards for car communication.

      about 3 months ago
    • thomasucc
      thomasucc

      Where can I buy the blanket, that's what I want to know

      about 5 months ago
    • Steven
      Steven

      A moving coffin

      about 6 months ago
    • thomasucc
      thomasucc In reply to Steven

      Well the company will pay and throw in a million

      about 4 months ago
    • No one
      No one In reply to Steven

      safer than a manually operated

      about 4 months ago
    • L V
      L V In reply to Steven

      Steven lmao

      about 6 months ago
    • Pamela Lyons
      Pamela Lyons

      No seat belt when sleeping?

      about 7 months ago
    • Amen Choudhury
      Amen Choudhury In reply to Pamela Lyons

      Think about that for a second

      about 1 month ago
    • Saheb 000
      Saheb 000

      I am waiting 20 years from 2012 .or only 14 years left to completely automation 👌💐.. thanks to scientist or ppl who work so hard to reach that level of human being

      about 7 months ago
    • Y&S FOOD!
      Y&S FOOD!

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      about 7 months ago
    • Luke Leighton
      Luke Leighton

      How Swedish is this guy?? Lol that's why I'm going to buy this car

      about 8 months ago
    • Morph Verse
      Morph Verse

      Getting warm and cozy in a car now?, what a future!! :D

      about 8 months ago
    • Diamond Pearl
      Diamond Pearl

      How many adverts in what is essentially an ad for a car?

      about 8 months ago
    • VALERA
      VALERA

      Возможно за этими машинами будущее.

      about 8 months ago
    • Don King
      Don King

      Please make a FLYING CARS than a self driving car.

      about 8 months ago
    • mingoucz
      mingoucz In reply to Don King

      Volvo Chinese owner has already purchased a U.S. flying car company and is going to launch it this year or next year.

      about 7 months ago
    • GibsonOfAGun
      GibsonOfAGun

      We need less people, and less cars.

      about 8 months ago
    • shaheer siddiqui
      shaheer siddiqui In reply to GibsonOfAGun

      We need thanos

      about 8 months ago
    • gboyega eyebiokin
      gboyega eyebiokin

      When is these car be officially announced for purchase???

      about 8 months ago
    • David
      David In reply to gboyega eyebiokin

      Probably sooner for the first car, 10-12 years for them to become commonplace

      about 2 months ago
    • David
      David In reply to gboyega eyebiokin

      10-12 years

      about 2 months ago
    • GibsonOfAGun
      GibsonOfAGun In reply to gboyega eyebiokin

      gboyega eyebiokin maybe 15 years my guess. The technology isn’t there.

      about 8 months ago
    • Hamza Iqbal
      Hamza Iqbal

      Great Channel! 👍

      about 8 months ago
    • Hamza Iqbal
      Hamza Iqbal In reply to Hamza Iqbal

      Alpha SQUAD official, Thanks for the love, 😊💖

      about 8 months ago