Volvo partners with Google to bring Android into cars: Page 2 of 2

May 15, 2017 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Volvo partners with Google to bring Android into cars
According to a winged word in the electronics industry, a car is basically nothing but a smartphone with wheels. However, the functionality of a car’s connectivity and infotainment section is still miles away from that of a smartphone. Volvo now intends to change this: Together with Google, the Swedish carmaker will implant Android into the next generation of its vehicles.

However, there will likely be exceptions: Carmakers typically exclude apps that could create a safety hazard to the driver. Examples are any kind of apps that show moving images. Therefore, gaming apps or video services typically are accessible only to rear-seat passengers.

 

The carmaker is already collaborating with Google on another initiative to update recent Volvo models by adding Google Local Search, a location based service application. This will be released through an update to customers with Sensus Navigation.

 

 

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