Volvo has been working with Google to bring a new infotainment system on vehicles for a while now. Interestingly, the automobile manufacturer has claimed that the upcoming infotainment system which is based on Google’s Android, will be as good as those found in high end smartphones.
At the moment, the new infotainment system is set to debut with upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2 electric cars. Afterwards, the company will introduce the new system across other line-ups. When the new infotainment system rolls out, it will replace Volvo’s old system with Android based OS which also bring apps such as Google Maps to vehicles. Moreover, users will be able to download third party apps to bring navigation and media streaming at another level.
As the new system will offer a lot of different services, the automobile manufacturer has claimed that the new system will improve the infotainment system significantly. Although the service will be online at all the times to transmit the car’s location and other data, the company said that users can opt-out to share the information with third-party services.