Volvo XC40 EV gets Android-powered infotainment system

Fully electric Volvo XC40 has received a new Android-powered infotainment system that is claimed to be offering the customers unprecedented personalisation, improved levels of intuitiveness and new embedded Google technology and services, as the Swedish luxury carmaker claims.

The new infotainment system comes with Google Assistant and it gets full integration of Android Automotive OS, Google’s open-source Android platform. Volvo also says that it will come with real-time updates to services such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and automotive apps.

The Volvo XC40 EV will be the first car from the brand to receive OTA software and operating system updates. The compact luxury SUV is scheduled to be unveiled on October 16.

Commenting on the car's Android-powered infotainment system, Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo Cars, said, "We are finally giving you the same experience in your car that you’re used to on your phone, but adapted for safe interaction while driving. And by introducing over-the-air updates for everything from maintenance to completely new features, the car can stay as fresh as your other digital products, always with the latest and greatest features."