Volvo shows all-electric XC40's Android-powered infotainment system
Google Maps and other Android features are now embedded for a more seamless experience.
Volvo has released another preview of the all-electric XC40, revealing the crossover's Android-powered infotainment system.
The Swedish brand was the first automaker to collaborate with Google on an infotainment system that runs on Android, offering native integration of popular functions such as Google Maps and Play Store apps without requiring a smartphone to be paired via the now-common Android Auto interface.
"We are finally giving you the same experience in your car that you're used to on your phone, but adapted for safe interaction while driving," says Volvo Cars CTO Henrik Green.
Drivers can use their voice to operate Google Assistant, which provides control over the climate settings, navigation, music playback and messaging.
The battery powered XC40 will be formally revealed next week.