It might seem exciting or even fashionable to talk about autonomous vehicles, but a quick reality check pushes those visions of fully autonomous cars a few years into the future and we are left with a gaping hole between regular and fully autonomous vehicles.
Our Product Designer John Anderson has worked closely with Volvo CE for years, and has been deeply involved in both interior- and exterior design of the EC60E.
How would a car feel if all traditional ways of driving were reengineered into just a simple touch-sensitive steering wheel? Along with Neonode, we created an interactive in-car experience that simulated how autonomously driven cars of the future could drive.
The graphical display takes a form of a cluster that allows for a harmonious bond between the car and driver. The driver can choose between different graphical themes that emphasize the varied modes.
At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Volvo Cars presented the V60 Plug-in Hybrid - a virtually production ready car with carbon dioxide emissions t 49g/km. We developed the prototype for the interaction design in the show car.
The electric Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car all rolled into one.
Volvo Cars introducing the ReCharge Concept in 2010, a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet for maximum environmental benefits.