Volvo and Google partnership
Apple car-play has become some what of a norm in the car industry. However now google wants to have a piece of the preverbal cake, and this partnership with Volvo will ensure that.
The Swedish brand announced on Monday that it plans to introduce Google’s connected services in its upcoming infotainment system.
The system will feature, voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps, and other Google services imbedded into Sensus, which is Volvo’s latest infotainment system.
This simply means, number of apps and services developed by both Volvo and Google will be available from the start.
This will also paves the way for thousands of other apps already optimized for Android-based infotainment will work with the Volvo system..
A Volvo spokesman has confirmed the new system would still be compatible with Apple CarPlay.
Volvo didn’t provide additional details on when the new infotainment system will roll out.
The vague timeline lines up with the introduction of the 2020 S60.
If the two cars are the first to boast the Google-laden system, expect to see it in 2019 ahead of a 2020 introduction date.