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Volvo adds Android Auto to its next generation of cars


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Volvo cars, in addition to more than 20 other automakers, has joined the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) - a global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders committed to bringing the Android platform to cars. The integration of Android Auto promises to add yet another dimension to the Volvo in-car experience. Android Auto brings features and services familiar to Android smartphone and tablet users directly in the car via the large centre console touch screen display.
 
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The interaction between Android Auto and Volvo's brand new user interface transforms the look and feel of a car's interior. Future Volvo cars' interiors will be characterised by their high-tech simplicity and functionality.
 
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Android Auto will provide access to Google services including, search, maps and Play Music and specially adapted third party applications, such as Spotify. All phone based applications can be controlled via voice, steering wheel controls or the touch screen interface - for a safe an easy interaction.
 
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Volvo's portrait touch screen provides users with the benefit of having both Volvo Cars and Android Auto content on the screen simultaneously, removing the need to switch between car and Android phone screens.

Android Auto will be available on all new Volvo automobiles based on the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), starting with the all new XC90, due to be publically revealed at this upcoming Paris Motor Show. In addition, Volvo will also include Apple CarPlay interoperability in all new models based on the new Scalable Product Architecture.

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Vhtfhwlego Jul 05 2014 10:16 AM
Buy a car to match the phone or buy a phone to match the car?
Watwheels Jul 05 2014 11:21 AM

Android? Means can root it to run any OS lor? LoL...

bellboy Jul 05 2014 11:50 AM
Good news for sure. After Google made the announcement, automakers are now saying they're signing up.
 
Even Hyundai has announced they'll be bringing this tech to their new Sonata by the end of the year, the first non-luxury car to do so. Only time before the others follow.
kobayashiGT Jul 05 2014 02:31 PM

got come with 4G? car prices very ex liao leh. . . .

Fett Jul 10 2014 03:09 PM

So now cars are slowly adapting smartphone tech to replace their audio systems, tink all the car audio brands 'kancheong' already

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