Soon this is the car that will drive you – and not the opposite.
The technology of self-movable technology has already come far in many cars today.
Volvo is one of the leading car brands. Earlier this fall, they showed us a very ambitious concept. In fact, Volvo 360c. A very interesting study of how they look for the future of passenger transport.
The car is a completely independent car, self-driving, full-electricity without a human driver. The concept employs the free design that takes place when erasing the steering wheel and the combustion engine and does not have to place the passengers on two or three seat.
Lex Kerssemakers is one of the leading executives of Volvo for many years now, now he is the senior president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Kerssemakers had recently visited Norway. The opportunity was taken to know more about what he is thinking about developments over the coming years.
Yes, it's coming!
His job is to predict how technology will evolve what Volvo will do to meet this.
We had a unique meeting and we did not have the opportunity to leave us. Among other things, to ask for the new and exciting concept car of Volvo, 360c. Does it become a reality or is this a dream only.
– Come and this one. I can say that with great certainty. It may not be precisely in that design, but it is not so important. But the technology, the application and the way we use the technology – came. And that's what's important here and not how the car looks, "Kerssemakers said confidently.
"The industry will change over the coming years, and Volvo will be among the leaders in this development. Autonomous driving allows us to take the next big step in security. The Volvo brand is a car brand that gives us A man at the center. We emphasize the lives and safety of our customers – and how we can help it make it better, he explains.
Main Volvo: – The diesel engine will disappear
With certainty to do
But only when he does not want to say anything about that. But it's suggesting that it could not take more than 10 to 15 years. The development is fast.
– Absolutely, but we have to take this step by step. The most important thing is to do it properly, safely and safely.
"There are too many people who are killed in traffic. About 1.2 million people each year The majority of all accidents are due to human failure. We want to do something about it in Volvo. Extensive studies and research show This figure will decrease, with self-contained words, explain in good faith.
But completely painless, it's hard to go. As you know, one must shake a few eggs to make omelettes. There is a bit like this too.
"Yes, and it's bad to the press coverage if an accident happens with a self-propelled car. Everything goes over, and it's great, but as mentioned: 1.2 million of people losing their lives in traffic each year in cars that do not run for themselves.
You should tell others about slippery ways
– Driving is never inspirational
– Having said that, I understand the suspicion and that is unusual. Again, we need to take it step by step and carefully evaluate along the way. But we'll do this, I'm not in a moment of doubt. I'll be gradually graded and where it's easy to handle it first. Let me give an example:
"The little think it's fun to stand in an eternal queue on the highway, as you enter and out of large cities during peak hours. It can take hours. In cases of & # 39; We know that much better would work, watch a movie, read a book, get a phone meeting, or just relax and maybe take a power nap?
"In this case, the failure of the driving line will not be a strong argument. In any case, I have rarely got driving or driving inspirational, I'm laughing.
"I think the change will go well when you use the mind. It could be like going to listen to the radio to watch TV, Kerssemakers explains.
But in the long run, Volvo thinks he's taking her all very far. They look at this as a potential competitor for air travel over shorter distances. Go to sleep when you enter the car and wake up refurbished when you move on.
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The fact that it is now more common to order a car over the net is likely to do something for the future rehabilitation structure. Also, the fact that electric cars have a much lower maintenance requirement than fossil cars,
Around these things, not surprisingly, Kerssemakers had made some thought.
"Electric cars really have a much lower maintenance requirement than fossil cars, but the gradual phase of electric cars will take time. We have sold record cars in recent years and we will continue to sell cars fossil in the future. Despite the fact that our cars are among those with the longest, there will be few things around the retailer structure, in any case, the next six to seven next year, I believe.
"We also find that everyone is not mature to order cars and services online yet. Many still like to see and wear before buying them. But I think we are in a breakdown period and new trade patterns and new services emerging, for example, we had the success of a great online order when the second generation of XC90 was launched, it is already a few years ago. Those experiences are important. We will continue to develop and adjust market.
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"The other interesting thing for us is Care City Volvo. In short, we offer a whole car package, a subscription, which includes the whole car team of funding, maintenance and change to another car where necessary etc. . Simply take a car from A to Z.
"This is also exciting and something that we have a great faith in the future. This is still a trial and error period and it is worth bringing us the experience of the user to develop this concept further.
"One thing is sure: The future ownership and use of cars will not have been so far," future man "Volvo ends
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Main Volvo: – The diesel engine will disappear. The future of Volvo will look like this
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This case was first published in Broom.no