Volvo Cars with the launch of the all-electric crossover Volvo XC40 redefined the approach to the infotainment system. Created on the basis of Android OS, the new system provides users with personalization, an enhanced level of intuitive interface and the use of new technologies and Google services.
Volvo Car Group is the first company which started to cooperate with Google to integrate in their car infotainment system based on Android. It will contain such services as Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store. Both companies were partners in this project for the last several years.
The new system offers full integration with the operating system Android Automotive platform by Google with open source. It provides for continuous updating in real-time services such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and other automotive applications.
Electric crossover Volvo XC40 – the first car brand Volvo, which software and operating system will be updated wireless путем1. This makes the company a pioneer in the field of automotive technology. Therefore, the release of the electric Volvo XC40 from the factory will be the culminating moment in the development of this model: it will continue.
“Finally, we offer the experience to which users are accustomed when using your smartphone in the car. But we adapt it for safe interaction while driving,” – says technical Director of Volvo Cars Henrik green. “Implementation of wireless updates of all the functions ensures that the car can stay as current as other digital products, always with the latest features”.
One of the features of the Android operating system Automotive is that it is familiar to millions of developers of the Android OS. Technologies and services created by Google and Volvo, are already integrated in the car, and additional music and media apps will be available in the Google Play Store.
Google Assistant offers a number of features voice control: control of temperature, the choice of destination, play music and podcasts in Spotify, communication support, for example, by sending messages.
This integration helps to reduce distractions. This helps drivers not to take your hands off the wheel and eyes on the road. Google Assistant also allows you to interact with smart home devices from inside the Volvo.
Google Maps will be able to update the maps and provide data about road situation in real time. The app informs drivers about traffic incidents along your route and suggests alternative routes and the nearest charging station. The same cards will be used to extend the capabilities of an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). The screen infotainment system will be fed information about the speed limit and turns on the road.
Volvo Cars continues to develop software and related services, using the capacity of staff of software developers and digital service platform with Volvo On Call. For example, the new infotainment system will be fully integrated with Volvo On Call and will offer several new features, among which the monitoring of the status and battery level.
Will be available and standard features Volvo On Call: the preheating of the car, searching the car, remote locking and unlocking doors and sharing of car using a digital key.
The presentation of the all-electric crossover Volvo XC40 will be held on October 16.