This is the Volvo Concept 26, an interior design that shows how the interior of one of the Swedish brand’s luxury models could look in the future.
The LA motor show concept’s name is designed to reflect the average daily commute to work, which lasts for 26 minutes, and Volvo-commissioned research that shows this journey, and long-haul motorway runs, are the trips drivers would most like the car to take control of. The firm says it has set out to “bring choice and freedom back to the driver - to enjoy the driving experience when they want to, or to delegate driving to the car when they want to do something else”.
The core of Concept 26 is a seat design which includes some patented mechanisms, according to the manufacturer, that hold the occupant in place while the car switches between three modes: Drive, Create or Relax. In Drive, the layout is conventional, but in the other two modes the steering wheel retracts into the dashboard and a large screen emerges to be used for infotainment or work.