Volvo to embed Google Android in its next-gen infotainment sysytem

 

Volvo Cars has announced that its next-generation Sensus infotainment system will be based on Google’s Android operating system.

Volvo will integrate a host of Google features right into the car, offering services such as Google Maps, Google Assistant, and the Google Play Store. The Google Assistant will allow for a centralized interface, giving drivers control of various in-car functions such as air conditioning, play music, and send messages while helping to reduce driver distraction.

Meanwhile, the company continues to develop its own apps, software and connected-vehicle services.