Volvo Cars have announced a close partnership with Google to develop the next generation of its in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services.
It will launch on new Volvo models within two years.
The partnership promises to revolutionize how Volvo customers engage and interact with their cars. The large catalog of popular Android apps – developed by Google, Volvo, or third-party app developers – will offer connected and predictive services in and around the car.
Using Android as the base operating system will increase speed and flexibility in the development and offer its customers the ability to personalize the connected in-car experience.
Volvo is also collaborating with Google on another initiative to update recent Volvo models by adding Google Local Search, a location-based service application. This will be released through an update to customers with Sensus Navigation.
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