Volvo and Google Collaborate
Volvo Cars recently announced its close partnership with Google to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android offering a wide array of apps and services.
The partnership revolutionizes how Volvo customers engage and interact with their cars. The large catalogue of popular Android apps – developed by Google, Volvo, or third party app developers – will offer connected and predictive services in and around the car.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Volvo to bring Android into their next generation connected cars,” said Patrick Brady, Vice President of Android Engineering at Google. “This partnership gives us the opportunity to deliver a more seamless experience to Volvo drivers through a full-featured infotainment platform and rich ecosystem of Android applications and Google services.”
Volvo and Google’s partnership resulted in the convergence between the automotive and technology industries as cars make a step towards automated driving.
The Swedish car manufacturer believes that smart partnerships are the future for the car industry.
“We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership. Google’s platform and services will enhance the user experience by enabling more personalization possibilities, while Android will offer increased flexibility from a development perspective,” said 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 be released through an update to customers with Sensus Navigation.