From a bed on wheels to intelligent seats, autonomy at its zaniest
Volvo’s 360c concept points to a future of travel that’s fully autonomous, electric, connected and safe. Similar in size to the XC90 SUV, the 360c concept offers four interior configurations: a mobile office; living room; entertainment space; or, when travelling overnight, a sleeping module complete with a “restraining blanket” to keep snoozing passengers safe. In addition to Wi-fi networking, the 360c also interacts with other commuters via an external display communicating the car’s intentions via colour, sound and movement.
The inext concept is BMW’S latest showcase for an X5-sized, selectiveautonomous SUV ushering in a cast of 12 new EVS within the next few years. BMW is coy with technical details but has disclosed it’s developed its own proprietary battery cells, which will feature in various configurations across its EV range. To keep things suitably concept-zany, the inext also features “intelligent” upholstery that can be touched or swiped to control certain functions in the car.