Volvo Designing Car to Meet Highest Level of Autonomy
September 6, 2018—Volvo is designing this car to meet the highest level of autonomy, Level 5: completely computer-controlled in all environments and situations, reported Mashable.
Volvo sees the 360c as something businesses buy in groups and offer to their employees or clients as perks: automated, door-to-door travel with a plethora of amenities. It won't even have a steering wheel, according to the report.
To accomplish these goals, Volvo has introduced a new "language" of exterior lights to communicate with others on the road through sounds, colors, and other visual elements, which is a similar idea to the "eyes" that Jaguar has tested on driverless shuttles in the UK.
The 360c also represents Volvo's hypothesis of how we might rely on autonomous vehicles in the years to come (besides getting from point A to B): sleeping, working, relaxing, partying, traveling, commuting—all of these can be improved by a driverless shuttle system, according to Volvo's view of the future.