Volvo Cars unveils Google-integrated infotainment system on most models
Volvo Cars continues to roll out a new Android-based infotainment system with built-in Google services. As part of the product line update, it will be available for the XC60, S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country.
The system, developed in collaboration with Google, is characterized by the most user-friendly interface and excellent connectivity, allowing you to take a fresh look at the capabilities of the car.
Volvo Car Group is the first car company to partner with Google to integrate Android-based infotainment systems. The all-electric XC40 Recharge is the first Volvo to be equipped with this system.
In order to provide customers with the same experience as on smartphones, but adapted for hands-free use while driving, Volvo Cars is introducing the Digital Services package, which will be available in all Volvo cars equipped with the Android infotainment system. with built-in Google apps and services *.
The Digital Services package includes access to Google apps and services **, Volvo On Call and wireless charger for your mobile phone, as well as all the data you need to use them ***.
Google apps and services extend the functionality of the Android-based system, offering voice control with the Google Assistant, best-in-class Google Maps navigation, and a robust ecosystem of in-car apps available through Google Play.
With the help of Google Assistant, drivers can use their voice to solve certain problems, concentrating their attention on the road. The driver can, without taking his hands off the steering wheel, control such actions as adjusting the temperature in the cabin, setting a destination, playing music and podcasts, and sending messages.
Music and multimedia apps optimized and adapted for the car will be available through Google Play. Google Maps will be able to provide up-to-date maps and traffic data.
In addition, the aforementioned Volvo models receive the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a scalable active safety system that includes a variety of radars, cameras and ultrasonic sensors.
Other updates to the lineup include new exterior colors and trim options. For the 60th series, an interior without the use of genuine leather is now available, as well as for the XC40 Recharge electric crossover.
Updates also affected the purchase process: the Volvo XC40 Recharge compact crossover can only be purchased online in the future. The move is part of Volvo Cars’ new commercial strategy.
In accordance with the strategy, the company plans to become a manufacturer of purely electric vehicles by 2030, and their sale will take place only online. Volvo Cars will invest heavily in online sales channels, focusing on delivering premium EVs in a convenient and easy way.
The all-electric Volvo XC40 SUV, followed by the recently unveiled C40 Recharge, will be available through volvocars.com’s flagship online store, which will be redesigned to simplify the customer buying process and provide transparent pricing. A wide range of pre-prepared electric vehicle packages will also reduce delivery times.