A new way to travel
The future is electric, autonomous and connected.
Why fly when you can be driven?
Imagine you have an early morning meeting in a neighbouring city. You have two options to get there – a short-hop flight from your local airport, or a fully autonomous pure electric travel solution that can deliver you directly to your meeting place, having avoided check-in, queueing, flight delays, security checks and everything else that is part of air travel. Which would you choose?
Personal, comfortable, convenient
In the not too distant future we see a world where fully autonomous electric vehicles are the answer to personal mobility needs. We’ve developed the 360c to bring our vision of the future to life. Individual mobility needs are evolving. Solutions must offer a safe, environmentally sound, yet personal and comfortable travel experience.
Increasingly, car sharing and subscription services are complementing traditional car ownership patterns. And while we believe that many people will still want to have their own car, others will switch to alternative mobility solutions as they become available.
We believe that this type of mobility solution will be ubiquitous, changing the nature of the way we travel and the way we plan and build our cities.
Making the most of your time
The 360c envisions a variety of experiences based on your needs
360c includes several mood settings designed to help you relax or party on your journey, with all the creature comforts you need.
A mobile, fully connected meeting place and workspace means you can get things done on the move.
Travelling overnight for a morning meeting? Why not book a sleeper vehicle that will deliver you to you final destination fully refreshed?
Safety by Volvo
The 360c also introduces a proposal for a standardised autonomous vehicle communication system that will enable other road users and autonomous vehicles to understand what the 360c is going to do next. We believe that such a standardised system will play an integral part in making autonomous vehicle travel a safe and pleasant reality.
The 360c delivers a vision of how we can make travel sustainable. Fully electric and fully autonomous 360c vehicles will offer people the freedom to move in a smooth and hassle-free manner. No more flight delays or baggage checks. 360c is designed to take you from A to B.
The changing nature of personal mobility needs means that we will need to look at how our infrastructure is engineered and how our cities and towns are designed. With on-demand mobility solutions the need for city centre parking will be reduced, freeing up space for living, commerce or leisure.
More than meets the eye
We take a look at the exclusive exterior styling elements designed for the new Volvo S90 and V90, and meet the designers who created them. But there’s a lot more to exterior styling than meets the eye. Not only do they improve a car’s look, they can also improve its performance.
The race to the horizon
The fascinating background and history of the Volvo Ocean Race have turned it into one of the best-known and toughest endurance races in the sporting calendar. For four and a half decades, participants have challenging themselves and each other as they sail its course. In this article, we will trace the race back to its beginning - and beyond, looking at the developments that shaped modern sea travel and made it possible in the first place. We trace the history of the race all the way back to the opening of the Panama and Suez canals, and then how - decades later - Robin Knox-Johnson became the first man to sail single-handedly round the planet. We then describe the foundation of the race in the 70s, and the developments that turned it into the event we know today - with its cutting-edge boats, teams of world champion sailors and non-stop coverage.
Stockholm’s underground art movement
The underground metro system in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, is more than just a means of transport – its spectacular art installations turn it into the longest art gallery in the world.