Volvo Cars Partners With Google to Build Android Into Next Generation Connected Cars

Volvo Car Group

Volvo Cars Partners With Google to Build Android Into Next Generation Connected Cars


GOTHENBURG, Sweden, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

    - With Photo

    Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, has announced a close partnership with

Google, one of the world's largest technology companies, to develop the next

generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution

based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. It will

launch on new Volvo models within two years.

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    The partnership promises to revolutionise 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 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.

    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. Using Android as the base operating system will increase speed and

flexibility in the development and offer its customers the ability to

personalize the connected in-car experience.

    "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."

    "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," said Henrik


    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


    Further details on the partnership and Android OS will be announced at

Google's annual tech show, Google I/O on May 17.

    Note to Editors:

    Volvo Cars most recently launched a replacement to its bestselling medium

size SUV, the XC60 at the Geneva Motor Show. It is set to reveal a smaller SUV,

the XC40, later this year.


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SOURCE: Volvo Car Group