Volvo, which joined the Open Automobile Alliance with other car makers from all over the world, says it will will launch a smart car integrating Android’s smartphone platform.
“Android Auto brings features and services familiar to Android smartphone and tablet users directly into the car via Volvo Cars’ large center console touch screen display,” Volvo says in a press release.
The XC90 will have an Android-based user interface that can access Google applications including Google Search, Maps, Google Play Music and third-party apps such as Spotify. Phone-based applications can be controlled through voice commands, steering wheel controls or the car’s touchscreen.
Also, the Android content will run simultaneously with the car’s own system. Google’s voice control system plays an important role in user safety and is one reason for the decision to opt for Android, the company adds.
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