Volvo partners with Google
Volvo Cars has partnered with Google to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android.
It will launch on new Volvo models within two years.
The partnership promises to revolutionise how Volvo customers engage and interact with their cars. The catalogue of Android apps – developed by Google, Volvo or third-party app developers – will offer connected and predictive services in and around the car.
‘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,’ said Henrik Green, senior vice president research and development at Volvo Car Group.
Volvo Cars’ partnership with Google reflects the ongoing convergence between the automotive and technology industries as cars become increasingly connected. Volvo believes smart partnerships are the future for the car industry.
‘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.’