Harnessing extensive control on consumer research and industry-leading innovation, the all-Swedish convergence focused on developing a solution that supports current-sold and future cars in the market through Volvo Car’s driver behavior expertise, and Ericson’s consulting and systems integration.
Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars, said that, “This partnership is another proof-point that Volvo Cars is in the vanguard of innovation with a clear understanding of the importance of the car in an increasingly connected society,” He also added that, “This is a strategic step forwards for us that provides our customers with cloud-enabled applications and services as never before, thanks to Ericsson’s world-class services platform.”
The Connected Vehicle Cloud, being the first step on innovating fully connected and car integration, positions Volvo cars as a major player in the connected car industry. Volvo Cars extends fully connected experiences to its customers, through their cloud-based services. It allows drivers to find and pay parking from their car, check out new restaurants within their vicinity, stream their favorite music flawlessly and many more. Sensus Connect also put forwards the first ever workaround utilizing built-in connectivity supported by Pandora Internet Radio.
“Technology should make your life easier. That’s why we listened carefully to our customers when creating Sensus Connect. It’s not about offering a thousand apps; it’s about giving you precisely what you need, before you even knew you needed it,” says David Holecek, Connectivity Brand Manager at Volvo Cars.
Each car with the updated Sensus Connect is entitled to access a great selection of cloud-based applications designed to simplify the entire car experience.
To sum it all up, the Sensus Connect is ought to provide what the driver needs, when they need it – to make Volvo Cars customers’ lives easier and more enjoyable without compromising safety or comfort.