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The company has announced that its next-generation Sensus infotainment system will be based on
Google’s Android OS. It wants to embed the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store,
Google Maps and other Google services into Volvo’s Sensus system.
The infotainment system can also access thousands of additional apps via the Google Play Store,
optimised and adapted for Android-based car infotainment systems. New apps and software updates
will be available in real-time and can be installed automatically.
“Bringing Google services into Volvo cars will accelerate innovation in connectivity and boost our
development in applications and connected services,” said Henrik Green, senior vice-president of
research and development at Volvo Cars. “Soon, Volvo drivers will have direct access to thousands of in-
car apps that make daily life easier and the connected in-car experience more enjoyable.”
“The Google partnership to be entered into is an important strategic alliance for Volvo Cars,” Henrik
Green said. “The Android platform, Google services and Google’s working relationship with app
developers in-house and worldwide will help us further improve the Volvo car experience.”