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Volvo Partnering With Google On Connected Cars

Volvo Partnering With Google On Connected Cars Volvo Partnering With Google On Connected Cars
Kayla Schwartz | 17 May, 2017, 11:12

"Consumer demand is increasing for more advanced in-vehicle connectivity, and the technology is there, but the integration is far from seamless", said Kathy Rizk, director of automotive consulting at J.D. Power. But Google has now turned its attention to cars-people use phones quite a bit these days, and people drive quite a bit too, sometimes doing both at the same time. For this to work seamlessly, the vehicle must be Android Auto-compatible and the smartphone must be running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher, according to Android. At the I/O conference, Google is also expected to unveil updates for the Android Auto platform for existing users and new systems that will deploy this add-on-it is expected that Android Auto will get significant usability tweaks, and wider compatibility. The global tech behemoth is finally up with its dedicated OS for automobiles, and it's called Android Automotive. Audi says it's the first to come with Spotify, Google Music and Google Assistant baked into the infotainment system.

Users won't need to connect via a smartphone with the Android Automotive.

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Volvo Cars' partnership with Google reflects the ongoing convergence between the automotive and technology industries as cars become increasingly connected.

Volvo has promised to introduce the new infotainment system in its vehicles within two years. "We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership", Volvo SVP Henrik Green said. The large catalogue of popular Android apps developed by Google, Volvo, or third party app developers will offer connected and predictive services in and around the vehicle. Check out Volvo's plans in the video below.

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