Volvo offers hands-free option

Volvo has adopted Apple’s in-car connectivity technology to offer drivers a safe option with wide functionality.

It will roll out Apple CarPlay in its XC90 range, enabling owners to connect their iPhone to the XC90’s Sensus Connect information and entertainment system.

This will allow drivers to keep their eyes on the road by using their phone’s Siri voice control personal assistant to make and receive calls, send and receive messages, and select their music.

Drivers can also use the Sensus Connect’s intuitive touch screen interface to replicate their phone’s icons on the infotainment display.

Nick Connor, managing director of Volvo Car UK, said, ‘Apple CarPlay is an exciting addition to our XC90 range. It brings cutting-edge functionality and integration for owners, allowing them to access their phone’s features any way they want – be that via voice control, the Sensus Connect touch screen or the buttons on the steering wheel.

‘Not only does this enable them to stay connected, it means they can do so safely and simply from behind the wheel.’