Volvo has announced a partnership with Google to develop the next generation of its in-car infotainment and connectivity options.
“We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership. Google’s platform and services will enhance the user experience by enabling more personalisation possibilities, while Android will offer increased flexibility from a development perspective,” says Henrik Green, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.
Volvo is also collaborating with Google on another initiative to update recent Volvo models by adding Google Local Search, a location based service application. This will soon be released through an update to customers with Sensus Navigation.
Further details on the partnership and Android OS will be announced at Google’s annual tech show, Google I/O on May 17, 2017.
“With the advent of Android in our cars we will embrace a rich ecosystem while keeping our iconic Volvo user interface. We will offer hundreds of popular apps and the best integrated experience in this broad, connected environment,” says Green.
Text and images supplied by Volvo