Volvo, which joined the Open Automobile Alliance with other car makers from all over the world, says it will will launch a smart car integrating Androidâ€™s smartphone platform.
â€œAndroid Auto brings features and services familiar to Android smartphone and tablet users directly into the car via Volvo Cars’ large center console touch screen display,â€ Volvo says in a press release.
The XC90 will have an Android-based user interface that can access Google applications including Google Search, Maps, Google Play Music and third-party apps such as Spotify. Phone-based applications can be controlled through voice commands, steering wheel controls or the car’s touchscreen.
Also, the Android content will run simultaneously with the carâ€™s own system. Googleâ€™s voice control system plays an important role in user safety and is one reason for the decision to opt for Android, the company adds.
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