Volvo: Connected Platform Comes as Standard in the U.S

Volvo: Connected Platform Comes as Standard in the U.S
Volvo Sensus Connected is now offered as standard equipment across the entire model range of the brand in the United States, the car manufacturer announced.

The system provides access to the Internet and a range of radio streaming and LBS apps, including Pandora, TuneIn Radio, Rdio, Stitcher, Yelp, Wikilocation and Glympse.

3G connectivity (AT&T) with Wi-Fi hotspot and tethering capabilities are also available.

On vehicles equipped with in-car navigation (standard on premier trim levels and above), the system has also been upgraded, with 3D graphics and lifetime map upgrades, and is available as a standalone add-on.

With the Volvo On Call button, customers are offered 24/7 roadside assistance and SOS emergency service access (with crash notification when the airbags or seatbelt pre-tensioners have been deployed), along with stolen vehicle tracking.

Remote control of the car
A free smartphone app, Volvo On Call, is also available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone to provide customers an instant status overview of their car.

The app can show the car’s location, the status of its windows and door locks, details on recent trips, the vehicle’s fuel level and average fuel mileage. A number of functions, including remote engine start to heat or cool the car before arriving (based on last used settings), honking the horn and flashing the lights, requesting roadside assistance, and even sending locations directly to the in-car navigation system, can also be performed via the app.

Thursday, August 28th 2014

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