Volvo Cars today announced that they are working with Google to embed the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, based on Google’s Android operating system. Volvo Cars’ signed a partnership with Google that will further enhance the way Volvo customers engage with and interact with their cars. Apps and services developed by Google and Volvo Cars are embedded in the car, plus thousands of additional apps are available through the Google Play Store that is optimized and adapted for Android-based car infotainment systems.
Since the next generation of Sensus will run on Android, new apps and software updates will be available in real-time and can be automatically applied. This allows future Volvo cars to react to customer needs and offer drivers up-to-date information and predictive services. The Google Assistant provides a central voice interface for the car that allows drivers to control in-car functions such as air conditioning, and use apps to play music and send messages. This integration contributes to reducing driver distraction, helping drivers keep their eyes on the road at all times.
Google Maps will also enable the next generation of Sensus to provide renewed map and traffic data in real time, keeping drivers informed about upcoming traffic situations and proactively suggesting alternative routes.
India Model line-up
- Sedan – S60 & S90
- Cross Country – V40 Cross Country, V90 Cross Country & S60 Cross Country
- SUVs – XC60, XC90 & XC90 T8 Excellence
- Hatchback- V40
“The Google partnership to be entered into is an important strategic alliance for Volvo Cars,”Henrik Green said. “The Android platform, Google services and Google’s working relationship with app developers in-house and worldwide will help us further improve the Volvo car experience.”
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