There was a time when electric cars used to be just a concept nothing more than that, but now it’s not just reality, it is the future of transportation. We all know that we are very short on fuels and in future we are ultimately going to run out of fuels. Some people think of it and tried to come up with a solution and the solution they come up with is the Electric Cars, now lots of car companies are working on electric cars because now, they know if they don’t they will ultimately be out of the game.
Tesla is the first car company which not only comes up with the idea of electric car but they actually did it and now for the record Tesla is the first fully working electric car and not to mention auto driving feature, it’s as safe as self driving. As the electric cars are the need of future transportation, various car companies are coming up with various electric autonomous car concept.
Volvo which is known for its luxurious cars last year came up with the idea of Volvo 360c a autonomous car that can do the impossible. Volvo says that Volvo 360c will be the future of autonomous car, Volvo believes that it’s about going from selling cars to delivering mobility services to customers. The idea of autonomous drive is going to be a groundbreaking technology, it will change the transportation completely, it will enable us to take a really big step when it comes to safety and it’s also going to enable the the consumers to spend hours in the car doing something else than just sitting driving.
Volvo’s 360c concept is an exploration of design possibilities of what a full autonomous car could bring, Volvo 360 concept is based on a single platform it’s also based on a single exterior design. Volvo 360c is going to have four different interior scenarios, first one is going to be a vehicle that for an instance is your commute to work, to pick you up in the morning take you to work have breakfast and enjoy watching the news, second idea is actually to have an alternative to an office space so you can actually pick up a client , present your work projected onto the side screen have fresh coffee etc and the third scenario is fun with a kind of VIP party vehicle, and the last one which for me is most interesting, an alternative to air travel, imagine a vehicle that picks you up from your home or work and takes you directly to your destination in another city for the next day.
Moving into a world where we have autonomous cars mixed with pedestrians, bicyclists and other cars there has to be a universal standard of communication from autonomous car to to the surrounding, today communication with driver is very subtle but with an eye to eye contact and this thing is needed to be translate. With 360c Volvo present the result from their research and this research shows that communication shows that communications through lights, sounds and body motions is the way to show the intentions of the car.
I must say if this is the concept of future cars then future is going to be good i guess.