Info
Info

All electric Volvo XC40 to feature new infotainment system powered by Android

News

Volvo Cars is fundamentally rethinking infotainment in the forthcoming fully electric Volvo XC40.

Info

Powered by Android, the new infotainment system offers customers unprecedented personalisation, improved levels of intuitiveness and new embedded Google technology and services.

Volvo Car Group is the first company to team up with Google on integrating an infotainment system powered by Android, with the Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store built-in. The two companies have been development partners for the past several years.

The new system offers full integration of Android Automotive OS, Google's open-source Android platform, with real-time updates to services such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and automotive apps created by the global developer community.

The electric XC40 is also the first Volvo that will receive software and operating system updates over the air, placing Volvo Cars at the forefront of automotive connected services. The fully electric XC40 will keep evolving and improving over time, rather than it being at its peak when it leaves the factory.

“We are finally giving you the same experience in your car that you're used to on your phone, but adapted for safe interaction while driving,” said Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo Cars. “And by introducing over-the-air updates for everything from maintenance to completely new features, the car can stay as fresh as your other digital products, always with the latest and greatest features.”

One of the best features of Android Automotive OS is that it is an Android operating system familiar to millions of developers, tailored to run in the car. Technology and services created by Google and Volvo Cars developers are embedded in the car, while additional music and media apps optimised and adapted for cars will be available through the Google Play Store.

The Google Assistant allows customers to get things done using just their voice for in-car functions such as controlling temperature, setting a destination, playing their favourite music and podcasts on apps like Spotify, and keeping in touch by for example sending messages.

This integration contributes to reducing driver distraction, helping drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. The Google Assistant also allows you to interact with your smart-home devices from your Volvo car.

Google Maps will be able to provide refreshed map and traffic data in real time, keeping drivers informed about upcoming traffic situations and proactively suggesting alternative routes, as well as suggesting the nearest charging station en route. This same rich and fresh map data will be used to improve the capabilities of the XC40's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) by providing important information such as speed limits and curves in the road to the car.

Volvo Cars also continues to develop software and connected services, using its growing force of software engineers and its digital services platform Volvo On Call. For example, the new infotainment system will be fully integrated with Volvo On Call, offering new features such as monitoring battery status and charging levels. Volvo On Call classics such as pre-heating your car on a cold winter's day, finding your car in a large parking lot, remote locking and unlocking and car sharing via a digital key are also included.

The fully electric XC40 will be first shown to the public on October 16.


The Latest News, Brought To You By
All electric Volvo XC40 to feature new infotainment system powered by Android
Modified on Wednesday 9th October 2019
Find all articles related to:
All electric Volvo XC40 to feature new infotainment system powered by Android
TaaS Technology Magazine
Info
Drive A Fiat 500 Hybrid For Less Than The Cost Of The Daily London Commute
LEVC Protects And Prepares For Production Restart
Class #5 Of Volkswagen’s Incubator Programme: Five Start-ups Make A Virtual Start To The Next Round
Vienna Testing A Hydrogen Bus From Solaris
Volkswagen Closes Its Investment In Argo AI
Northvolt And Hydro Launch Joint Venture To Enable EV Battery Recycling
DiDi Raises $500 Million For Its Autonomous Driving Subsidiary
SolarEdge Appoints Carsten Schmidt To General Manager Of SolarEdge E-Mobility Division
CHAdeMO And Open Charge Alliance Join Forces
Polestar Partners With Plugsurfing To Increase Charging Convenience In Europe
Einride Launches Intelligent Freight Mobility Platform
Poznań Orders 37 More Electric Buses From Solaris
New Silicon Carbide Power Module For Electric Vehicles
Groupe PSA And Punch Powertrain Expand Strategic Partnership In Electrification
Markus Duesmann Launches “Artemis” Project
RoboSense LiDAR Partnered With DT Mobile
New European Project Launched To Develop High-energy Solid-state Lithium-ion Battery Cell For The EVs
City Of Greensboro, North Carolina Deploys EV ARC Solar-powered EV Chargers
NIO Power Completes 500,000 Battery Swaps
Tata Power Gets Ready To Enable India’s Shift To Clean Mobility With ‘EZ Charge’
Siemens Supports Sustainable Urban Transport With EBus Charging Infrastructure In Nuremberg
Takumi-crafted Driving Experience
Electric Nation Project To Undertake V2G Trials In The UK
Volkswagen Intensifies E-mobility Activities In China
Info
Info
×
Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Logo
×
Logo
×
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the TaaS Magazine, the TaaS Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.


Please subscribe me to:

 

You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in:
 
X
Info
X
Info
{taasPodcastNotification}