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Volvo Cars have entered into a partnership with Google to develop the next-generation in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android. Which will offer wide array of Apps and services, which will launch on new Volvo models within the next two years.

The partnership between the two companies is aimed to revolutionise how Volvo customers engage and interact with their cars. 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 car.

“We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership. Google’s platform and services will enhance the user experience by enabling more personalisation possibilities, while Android will offer increased flexibility from a development perspective,” said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.

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“We’re thrilled to partner with Volvo to bring Android into their next-generation connected cars,” said Patrick Brady, Vice President of Android Engineering at Google. “This partnership gives us the opportunity to deliver a more seamless experience to Volvo drivers through a full-featured infotainment platform and rich ecosystem of Android applications and Google services.”

“With the advent of Android, we will embrace a rich ecosystem while keeping our iconic Volvo user interface. We will offer hundreds of popular apps and the best-integrated experience in this broad, connected environment,” said Henrik Green.

Volvo Cars partnership with Google reflects the convergence between the automotive and technology industries as cars start becoming more connected.

Story: Sahej Patheja

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