Volvo Offers Glimpse of Autonomous Future

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Self-driving vehicles will make business people more productive while on the go.

Volvo’s recently introduced 360c concept vehicle offers a look at what could be the future of travel and business—a self-driving vehicle that caters to the needs of its occupants.

The company also asked a number of thought provoking questions, including: Where would you live if you could commute each workday in an autonomous driving, fully-functional, connected, comfortable, mobile office space? An what if such a vehicle were offered by one potential employer and not another—which company would you work for?

“The 360c explores what becomes possible when we remove the human driver, using new freedoms in design and recapturing time – it’s a glimpse at how autonomous drive technology will change the world as we know it. The possibilities are mind-boggling,” said Mårten Levenstam, senior vice president of corporate strategy at Volvo Cars.

Volvo’s concept vehicle presents four potential uses of autonomous driving vehicles—a sleeping environment, mobile office, living room and entertainment space. This begs the question: Will tomorrow’s business leaders opt to travel by plane, bus or train, when they can potentially travel in first class accommodations in a self-driving vehicle that would take them from their front door to their destination, without all the hassles associated with mass transportation?

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