Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Volvo Announces Addition of OTA Map Updates, Android Auto for 90 Series Cars


Volvo Cars, has announced several important updates to its 90 series cars, delivering new safety, powertrain and connectivity updates.

The Swedish carmaker’s smartphone integration offer, which already includes Apple CarPlay, will now come with Android Auto functionality in Volvo’s large driver interface.

“Volvo Cars is the only car maker with a split screen interface that allows you to use both your smartphone functionality and your in-car features without changing views. This is primarily a safety-related feature, designed to make our interface the easiest to use on the market. In the same way our Over-The-Air update capability means that you will always have the latest map updates at hand,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.


Delivering seamless smartphone integration that covers mainstream smartphone operating systems, Volvo’s 90 series cars will also now feature a clever Over-The-Air navigation update system, which ensures that the car always has the latest maps on-board.

In addition to delivering updated connectivity and safety, Volvo Cars has also added several new Drive-E powertrain variants, delivering an attractive balance of fuel economy and drivability. The D3 4-cylinder diesel engine coupled with a new 6-speed automatic delivers up to 23.25 km/L.

This 90 Series model update sees in the introduction of a new exterior color, Maple Brown on the S90 and V90. The updated models will go into production in mid-November of 2017.

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