Volvo and Google to develop next-generation infotainment systems

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Volvo Cars has entered into a partnership with Google to develop the next generation of in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, which will be introduced in new Volvo models within the next two years.

“We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership. Google’s platform and services will enhance the user experience by enabling more personalization possibilities, while Android will offer increased flexibility from a development perspective,” said Henrik Green, senior VP of R&D at Volvo Car Group.

Using Android as the base operating system will increase speed and flexibility in the development, and enable Volvo Cars to offer its customers the ability to personalize the connected in-car experience.

Patrick Brady, VP of Android engineering at Google, said, “We’re thrilled to partner with Volvo to bring Android into their next-generation connected cars. 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.”

May 24, 2017

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