In order to offer its clients the most advanced technologies, Volvo is partnering with one of the most advanced companies in the segment.
Volvo Car Group was the first car maker to introduce cars with an infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS with Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play built in. It now continues its strategic collaboration with Google to take infotainment and connectivity to the next level.
The next generation of Volvo Cars’ approach to user experience is part of the VolvoCars.OS, an umbrella of the various operating systems in electric Volvos across the car and the cloud, and starts with Android Automotive OS and a new in-car display approach.
Intertwining engineering and design, Volvo Cars and Google are together building a user experience for simplicity to optimise safety.
A high-resolution driver information screen gives the driver the most relevant information related to driving, such as speed and battery levels. A head-up display helps keep key information in front of the driver without having to glance away.
Future Volvo cars will also come with a large, centralised touchscreen that provides rich content, easy-to-see information and responsive interaction. The principle is that everything customers need should always be easily accessible, either by touch or by voice command. No immediate needs or information are buried deep inside menus, many clicks away.
Beyond the screens inside the car, Volvo’s next generation of fully electric cars will come with a seamless connection to your mobile device. The next generation of Volvo cars use your phone as a key and the Volvo Cars app will connect you to everything else that comes with a modern life and electric car ownership.
Features such as finding and paying for charging and connecting to your home devices will be included, as well as popular remote features already appreciated today, such as pre-heating and cooling.
As part of Volvo Cars’ recently announced new commercial strategy, its electric cars are available online via volvocars.com. Customers can order from the comfort of their own home or place an online order together with their retailer. Each pure electric Volvo comes with a convenient Care offer including items such as servicing, warranty, roadside assistance, as well as insurance and home charging options where available.
All electric Volvo cars will receive regular software updates and new functionalities over the air (OTA), ensuring that a Volvo car gets better over time. The company’s move towards in-house software development will increase development speeds and a faster deployment of regular OTA updates.Source: Volvo Cars