Volvo XC40 Electric to debut Android-based infotainment system

Volvo's electric XC40 will use an Android infotainment system

Volvo XC40 is first to get Android-powered infotainment system

The Volvo XC40 Electric is set to become the one of the first production cars to feature an infotainment system powered by the Android Automotive operating system (OS). The new infotainment system promises unprecedented personalization, improved levels of intuitiveness, and new embedded Google technologies and services. The OS is a result of Volvo's parent company Geely's partnership with Google announced in May 2017, which makes the Swedish carmaker the first company to team with the tech giant for a completely integrated infotainment system inclusive of Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play Store built-in.

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Volvo said the Google Maps data streams will also be integrated with new self-driving features to be introduced on the electric XC40. This ensures that the system keeps evolving and improving over time, instead of being the newest when it first left the facility. 'And by introducing over-the-air updates for everything from maintenance to completely new features, the vehicle can stay as fresh as your other digital products, always with the latest and greatest features'. You can also expect some tie-ins to existing services, such as Volvo On Call's ability to find your vehicle in the parking lot or share it with friends using a virtual key. Volvo notes that it's Android Automotive OS infotainment system allows millions of developers to run apps that are tailored to the auto.

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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. Volvo says the integration reduces driver distraction and helps drivers keep hands-on the wheel. Meanwhile, with Google Maps you'll have maps updated in real-time, including info on traffic and speed limit changes.

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Set to debut on October 16, the zero-emission premium subcompact SUV will benefit from the full integration of the Android Automotive operating system.

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