Volvo Cars’ 90 series cars receive safety and connectivity updates, including Android Auto
The Swedish car maker’s smartphone integration offer, which already includes Apple CarPlay, will now come with Android Auto functionality in Volvo’s large driver interface.
“Volvo Cars is the only car maker with a split-screen interface that allows you to use both your smartphone functionality and your in-car features without changing views. This is primarily a safety-related feature, designed to make our interface the easiest to use on the market. In the same way, our Over-The-Air update capability means that you will always have the latest map updates to hand,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.
Delivering seamless smartphone integration that covers mainstream smartphone operating systems, Volvo’s 90 series cars will also now feature a clever Over-The-Air navigation system update, which ensures that the car always has the latest maps on board.
Slippery Road Alert increases the driver’s awareness of both current road conditions and those on the road ahead, by anonymously collecting road surface information from cars farther ahead on the road and warning drivers approaching a slippery section of road in advance.