Volvo Cars Partner With Google

Added: 17 May 2017

Volvo partners with Google to build Android connectivity into next generation of cars

Volvo has announced that their award-winning infotainment and connectivity systems are about to get even better. Their partnership with Google, one of the world’s largest technology companies, is set to revolutionise Volvo’s future in-car connectivity for Android users. Improvements to the Volvo infotainment systems will include a range of app and services solutions for Android phones and will launch on new Volvo models within two years.

This partnership promises to change the way that Android users can engage and interact with their cars, and will enable on-road access to the endless catalogue of Android, Volvo and third-party apps.

“We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership. Google’s platform and services will enhance the user experience by enabling more personalisation possibilities, while Android will offer increased flexibility from a development perspective,” said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.

The Volvo, Google partnership is exemplar of how the automotive industry is merging with technology industries to create a more engaging and connected journey every time. Volvo believes that it is smart partnerships like these that will transform and mould the future of the car industry.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Volvo to bring Android into their next-generation connected cars,” said Patrick Brady, Vice President of Android Engineering at Google. “This partnership gives us the opportunity to deliver a more seamless experience to Volvo drivers through a full-featured infotainment platform and rich ecosystem of Android applications and Google services.”

“With the advent of Android, we will embrace a rich ecosystem while keeping our iconic Volvo user interface. We will offer hundreds of popular apps and the best-integrated experience in this broad, connected environment,” said Henrik Green.

Volvo have also revealed that they will be collaborating with Google to update their Sensus Navigation software. Further details of this partnership will be announced at Google’s annual tech show on May 17th.

Discover the current Volvo range, including the All-New XC60 here.

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