The most noticeable change is the seats. While the car is in what Volvo calls relax mode — freeing the driver from having to monitor the road — the seats would transform into a comfortable reclining position. Volvo envisions it will curate and suggest content for the passengers to view on a 25-inch screen that pops out of the passenger side of the dashboard.
Volvo has said before it will let the public test an autopilot system on 100 vehicles in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2017 or 2018. It would be designed to function during highway driving, and Volvo would accept liability for any crashes happening when the car is in autonomous mode.