Volvo XC40 to get Android-based multimedia with OTA updates
Volvo has shared with us another portion of technical details about its upcoming all-electric SUV, the XC40.
Apparently, the car will be getting a brand-new infotainment system based on the open-source software known as the Android Automotive OS. The system supports OTA (over-the-air) updates and provides access to all of the main Google services, as well as the Play Market. According to the manufacturer, it will also be aware of the in-car electronic safety systems and provide limited integration with the on-board tech.
The Volvo XC40 will understand voice commands to change climate control settings, browse through music tracks, send texts and voicemails, make calls, and set destinations.
In an earlier news, Volvo has posted several teaser pics of the electric XC40 and said the car would be the safest in the entire history of the Swedish brand. To that end, it will get numerous body reinforcements, as well as a plethora of active safety aids.
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