Spotify groups up with Volvo, launches new voice-managed in-automotive app (video)
Spotify continues to make itself at house in your automotive. Following its Ford hook-up at MWC final month, its introduced a brand new group-up with Volvo that may deliver a voice-navigated model of the music service to the automotive maker’s new fashions. It’s going to type a part of Volvo’s new Sense Related Contact dashboard system which features a 7-inch touchscreen for anybody that does not really feel like speaking at their sprint. Customers may also stream music with a 3G or 4G dongle or tethered to your smartphone of selection. The Spotify UI itself shall be acquainted to anybody who’s used the app earlier than and because the system runs on Android, you will additionally give you the option decide up the likes of Google Maps and different music-enjoying choices out there on Google Play. It’s going to arrive this Might as a supplier-fitted accent on new Volvo V40, V40 Cross Nation, S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 fashions, when you’ll additionally have the ability to retrofit it to automobiles made since 2011. Spotify and Volvo has an in-automotive tour for us proper after the break.
VOLVO LAUNCHES WORLD FIRST IN-DASH, VOICE-ACTIVATED SPOTIFY THROUGH SENSUS CONNECTED TOUCH
GENEVA, sixth March, 2013: Volvo Automotive Group will at present launch a floor-breaking built-in, voice activated music system by means of a partnership with digital music service, Spotify. It’s absolutely built-in into the sprint by means of Volvo’s Sensus Related Contact answer.
Volvo’s integration with Spotify is each voice activated and contact enabled. The brand new system permits drivers to have the ability to stream music with a 3G/4G dongle or by way of the driving force’s cell phone connection by means of their dashboard. Drivers will be capable of play any Spotify monitor they need simply by simply saying its identify, permitting automotive house owners the power to stay related when driving. Sensus Related Contact turns the 7-inch show right into a state-of-the-artwork infrared, beam-scanned contact display you need to use even when sporting gloves – a world first in automobiles.
The brand new know-how responds to demand from drivers for consumption of music on the street, mixed with Volvo’s core security worth. It’s simpler and safer to make use of while driving, as drivers can entry and function the music system by way of the steering wheel and centre stack controls, with out taking their eyes off the street or their palms off the steering wheel. In addition to Spotify, the know-how additionally consists of entry to hundreds of radio stations from everywhere in the world.
The system is predicated on Android know-how, which permits it to be frequently upgraded. Different apps accessible by way of Sensus Related Contact embrace Google maps, TuneIn, iGO navigation and an app retailer for brand spanking new features and updates. Web knowledge may also be transferred by way of Wi-Fi between the cell phone and Sensus Related Contact and the Wi-Fi community might be shared with everybody within the automotive when utilizing a dongle.
Sensus is the identify Volvo makes use of for all its HMI (Human Machine Interface) performance and Sensus Related Contact is a supplier-fitted accent. It goes on sale in Might 2013 and could be fitted in all new Volvos (V40, V40 Cross Nation, S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80) in addition to being retrofitted in relevant used automobiles from mannequin yr 2011. The announcement of this new era know-how comes simply days after Volvo revealed the brand new 60’s, 70’s and eighty’s fashions to the general public on the 2013 Geneva Motor Present.
“The intuitive consumer interface, a really speedy browser response and the broad selection of round 20 features and apps are advantages that make Sensus Related Contact excellent in contrast with our fundamental rivals’ options,” says Håkan Hellman, Product Supervisor Infotainment and Connectivity at Volvo Automotive Group.
The event of Sensus Related Contact gained momentum late in 2011 when Volvo Automotive Group began sourcing a strong hardware platform with first-class useful and graphical options and the capability to deal with future enlargement.