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May 07, 2018

Volvo Cars collaborates with Google on a brand new infotainment system

We are working with Google to integrate Google Assistant, Google Play Store and Google Maps into our next-generation infotainment system. Volvo Cars and Google are working together to embed the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into our next-generation Sensus infotainment system, based on Google’s Android operating system.

Our partnership with Google will further enhance the way Volvo customers engage with and interact with their cars. Apps and services developed by Google and Volvo Cars will be embedded in the car, plus thousands of additional apps will be available through Google Play Store, optimised 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.

“Bringing Google services into Volvo cars will accelerate innovation in connectivity and boost our development in applications and connected services,” said Henrik Green, senior vice president of research and development at Volvo Cars. “Soon, Volvo drivers will have direct access to thousands of in-car apps that make daily life easier and the connected in-car experience more enjoyable.”

“Bringing Google services into Volvo cars will accelerate innovation in connectivity and boost our development in applications and connected services,” said Henrik Green, senior vice president of research and development at Volvo Cars. “Soon, Volvo drivers will have direct access to thousands of in-car apps that make daily life easier and the connected in-car experience more enjoyable.”

Our strategic relationship with Google began in 2017 when we announced the new generation Volvo Cars infotainment system will be based on Google’s Android platform. The first Android-based system will launch in a couple of years from now.

 

Volvo Cars to embed Google Assistant Google Play Store and Google Maps