Could This Weird Volvo-Branded Pod Hint At Future Mobility Solutions?

The vehicle you’re looking at comes from the mind of Rashid Tagirov and is dubbed the Volvo PV. It offers an intriguing look of one form the car could take in a new-age of urban mobility and… it has us a little worried.

The first thing that stands out about the Volvo PV is its shape. The term “futuristic” doesn’t even begin to describe it, so let’s just say that it looks unlike anything we’ve ever seen (or want to see – but that’s another story altogether).

As the Volvo PV hasn’t been designed for the present day but rather sometime in the future, it is fully autonomous, so there are no traditional controls in the cabin. In fact, the interior appears to be made up almost exclusively of a comfortable seat which supports two people and incorporates a touchscreen interface between them.

Those riding onboard the PV don’t look at the world through a traditional windshield either. Instead, there is a circular glass canopy which sits over them and side windows incorporated neatly into the overall design.

While it remains to be seen exactly what form vehicles focused exclusively on urban mobility will take in the years and decades to come, we do expect to see some interesting designs pop up as designers and engineers alike will be freed from the constraints of traditional layouts. Will anything as radical as this ever make it to production? Can’t say for sure; but what we can say is that future cars will look extremely different to what we’re used to.

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  • robotlogic

    That is a robot vacuum cleaner, NOT a car!

    • PlonPlon

      Exactly what I thought!

    • THE DESIGNER SHOULD HAVE CALLED IT DYSON NOT VOLVO.

  • Mike anonymous

    This would actually be a pretty cool design for a semi truck. Just scale it up a bit from car-size to semi-size, and you’ve got the next regeneration of Volvo trucks right there.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/72a3ec48e4df23cf123dd35515da7d165db8ed9b7d02586458fb30715338fdf6.jpg

  • badcyclist

    A mobile pedi-cannon? They always say that the last mile of a delivery is the toughest, and this could be the solution.

    “Fire me, boy!” (Obscure but classic pop reference).

    • Paul

      If that’s the future of mobility, I choose to be stationary. 😉

  • john1168

    LOL… Are we sure this isn’t a Dyson vacuum cleaner concept???

    • Bash

      Best comment.

  • Mr. EP9

    That’s a vacuum cleaner and you know it.

  • Tucker Fitties

    Looks more like one of those things you pee in at a hospital when you are bedridden.

  • Paul

    I thought it looked like one of those mobile spotlights that one sees shining the night sky at major events to draw attention there.

    • A KLIEG LIGHT. YEAH IT DOES.

  • Baeyoung ❂

    Thought it was Dyson’s new car

    • salamOOn

      exactly. i was like what a nice dyson vacum cleaner…. 😀

  • sidewaysspin

    The future will be weird.

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  • Steve Cohn

    This talented designer has a great future; not sure it’s in autos though.

  • Felix Le Forestier

    Obvious mortar

  • Enter Ranting

    Weird that they used the trashcan-shaped Mac Pro for inspiration. It’s a terribly-designed computer that nobody likes.

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