Volvo Cars announced today that the next generation of the Sensus information and entertainment system will support Google Voice, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other services without the need for an Android device.
This means that the owners of cars Volvo in the future will use Google voice assistant voice as a front for the central operation of all functions of information and entertainment system in their car such as air conditioning and use applications to play music and send messages. This integration helps reduce driver dispersion, helping drivers keep their eyes on the road at all times.
Google Maps will also enable next-generation Sensus to provide up-to-date road data and real-time traffic data to keep drivers aware of upcoming traffic conditions and suggest alternative routes proactively.
Google continues the work it launched last year when it announced at its developers conference that Audi and Volvo would introduce their entertainment and entertainment systems based on the Android 7.0 Noga system. Therefore, owners of Volvo cars will soon be able to take advantage of some of the features of the most powerful Android Auto Fame without the need for an Android phone.
“Bringing Google’s services to our cars will accelerate communication innovation and enhance our development of connected applications and services, as our owners will soon have direct access to thousands of applications without the need for their phones,” said Henrik Greene, vice president of research and development at Volvo Cars. More easy and distinctive. ”
All this began in 2015 when Google launched Android Auto, an in-car platform that brings the look and feel of a smartphone to the center screen. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay have been very successful as these platforms are now available in hundreds of new cars.
Volvo has announced that it continues to develop its own applications, software and communication services within the Volvo Automotive Group based on its software engineers as well as its partnership with Google.
“Our partnership with Google is an important strategic alliance for Volvo Cars,” said Greene. “The Android system, Google services and Google’s relationship with the in-house application developers will help us improve the experience of the Volvo car further worldwide.”