Volvo partners with Google for its in-car infotainment technology
Volvo’s in car infotainment technologies to be launched in its products by 2019.
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker from Sweden has announced that it is partnering with Google, one of the world’s largest technological companies, to develop next generation of in car infotainment and connectivity solutions based on Android. With this, Volvo aims to provide its customers access to a wide range of apps and services.
Volvo cars has partnered with Google to change the way its customers engage and interact with its vehicles. The technology will include a huge catalogue of popular Android apps developed by Google, Volvo and other third party developers which will offer connected and predictive services for its customers around their cars.
“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 & Development at Volvo Car Group.
“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 car’s partnership with the technology giant Google highlights how much essential is the marriage between automobiles and technology as the automobiles are generally becoming increasingly connected. The Swedish car company believes that connected cars are the future and using android operating system developed by Google as the base operating system will greatly increase the speed and flexibility in development. Since Android eco system is already developed, its customers to can greatly benefit from the choices available to personalise the connected in-car experience.
“With the advent of Android 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,” Henrik Green further added.
More details regarding the partnership between the auto and tech company will announced at Google’s Annual tech show, Google I/O on May 17.