Volvo Cars and Google continue collaboration on next-generation user experience

In Volvo Cars’ next generation of fully electric cars, customers can look forward to a car that gets better all the time and offers an uncomplicated and relaxed Volvo user experience – from the purchase itself to the joy of sitting in the car and controlling it via its mobile device .

Volvo Car Group was the first carmaker to introduce cars with an infotainment system controlled by Android Automotive OS with built-in Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play.

The company is now continuing its strategic partnership with Google to take infotainment and connectivity to the next level.

The next step in Volvo Cars’ handling of the user experience is part of VolvoCars.OS – an umbrella of the various operating systems in Volvo electric cars – and starts with Android Automotive OS and a new screen display in the car.

By merging technology and design, Volvo Cars and Google build a seamless user experience to optimize safety. The design of the user experience is based on a clear division of information for the driver, depending on the level of relevance.

An HD screen with driver information provides the driver with the most relevant information related to driving, such as speed and battery levels. A heads-up display helps keep important information right in front of the driver without him / her having to look away.

Future Volvo cars will also come with a large touchscreen display that offers lots of content, easy-to-read information and responsive interaction. The principle is that everything customers need must always be easily accessible, either by touch or via voice control.

An enhanced user experience

The result is a simple user experience that is clear, easy to scan and with a minimalist and contextual approach. Only the relevant and necessary information is displayed on the screen at all times, which ensures that Volvo drivers can concentrate fully on driving.

Volvo Cars and Google continue collaboration on next-generation user experience“Our teams have spent a lot of time working with Google to further develop and improve our user experience in the next generation of Volvo cars,” says Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer.

“Especially in terms of security, serenity and simplicity, we have made great strides thanks to a deeper integration of design and technological development. We are convinced that it will allow us to create even better Volvo cars and set a new industry standard. ”

In addition to the screens inside the car, Volvo’s next generation of fully electric cars comes with a hassle – free connection to the driver’s mobile device and uses the phone as a key. Volvo The Cars app connects with everything else that comes with a modern life and electric car ownership.

Features like finding and paying for charging and connecting to devices at home are included. The same goes for popular remote features that are already appreciated today, such as preheating and cooling the cabin.

As part of Volvo Cars’ previously announced new commercial strategy, electric cars can be ordered online via volvocars.com. Customers can order the car from home or with their dealer in peace. Each fully electric Volvo comes with a practical Care offer that includes contains service, warranty and roadside assistance.

All Volvo electric cars will regularly receive software updates and new features via the cloud (OTA), ensuring that a Volvo gets better over time. The company’s move towards its own software development will increase the development speeds and result in a faster implementation of fixed OTA updates.


Source: IT-Kanalen by it-kanalen.dk.

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