We know that Volvo has a great reputation in automobile industry worldwide. It is obviously called as one of the most luxurious cars of all time. The Swedish based automobile giant is now planning to take this reputation to a whole new level by introducing some new technologies in their new born cars.
It has made a huge step by making an alliance with the IT & Networking based giant Google in order to feature their technology in their cars. We knew that Google has just launched its new automobile technology called “Android Auto” and Volvo has decided to put this in their upcoming cars.
Android Auto System:
This intelligent system is made exclusively by Google for premium cars in order to manage the objects of the car in an easy manner by the driver. This system has a centralized screen from where the owner can manage the entire car. Of course the autonomous car project is what everybody knows but there is also another side in which Google has targeted the Human Machine Interface segment. As the Google I/O Developer Conference is going to take place very soon, Google can find an apt place to take the wraps off the Android Auto.
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Patrick Brady, Android Director of Engineering stated that “Android Auto combines the best of both worlds i.e. both mobile and as well as automobile world. The smart phone can get the connected apps and services on your smartphone with the physical controls that were optimized in order to drive your car.” Google is very confident with this particular project and reviews state that the networking giant will soon conquer the automobile world for sure.
Google has released a video which unveils the features of the Android Auto System
In a world of technology every gadget face’s tough competition from its rivals. In this way the android auto is facing a tough competition from another mobile giant Apple Inc. as Apple has recently unveiled its Carplay technology which has the same desired features. Not only from Apple, it also faces a tough competition from NVidia, as NVidia is also going to unveil its new automobile assistant soon. So there will be an art rivalry between these three organizations for the crown.
The rivalry is not only in between these companies but also among the companies who are at present signed with Google android auto system which include the top notched companies in automobile world right from Audi, Honda, Hyundai and General Motors and this list will keep extending in near future.
Volvo Xc90: Volvo’s choice for Android Auto System.
Volvo selects the New 2015 Volvo XC90 from its line-up to feature the Android Auto System. So the new 2015 Volvo XC90 will be one of the first cars to feature Google’s all-new Android Auto smartphone system. Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars has stated that “Google’s approach to user-centricity and the application of technology to improve people’s everyday lives makes Android Auto a perfect add-on to the Volvo experience”. He also stated that “Android smartphone users will feel quite comfortable in the new Volvo as they have created a well-integrated user experience in the form of a large portrait-oriented touch screen that takes the in-car mobile device experience to a whole new level. Not only this, they have coupled driver safety along with luxury by providing advanced voice control system offered by Google, these thing can certainly make Android Auto a perfect match for Volvo”.
The android auto system also provides the Google Now’s voice commands to give you instant access to Google Maps, text messages and compatible apps such as Google Play Music. Users can set remainders, see notifications like weather forecasting, listening to their favorite songs with just a single click or a voice command.
The 7 seater has a great comfort experience along with lump sum tech add-ons which can make the owner happy and quite comfortable. Volvo Cars have already announced that they are going to include the Apple CarPlay too. So it is up to the user when it comes to selecting the system. They can select their desired system as per their choice and their preferences and the usage of those particular devices. So therefore, car owners will be able to connect to 2 major smartphone devices directly to their car’s touch-screen display. Lets wait and see which tech giant becomes the ALPHA in the industry:)
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