Volvo Cars is partnering with Google to make its cars compatible with devices that have Google Assistant available. The company places special emphasis on doing it first on the market. This is just the latest addition to the partnership between the two companies.
This will allow owners to remotely control various functions in the car by sending voice commands to Google Assistant-enabled home and mobile devices. In particular, by connecting the car to a Google account, through the Assistant it will be possible to control the functions responsible for warming up in the winter and blocking the car. Volvo promises to gradually expand the list of available commands. Sensitive data will be protected by a two-factor authentication mechanism. This tech upgrade is the latest for the company.
Thanks to the integration with Google Assistant, users can also get information about their car remotely at any time.
Over the coming months, this feature will be gradually rolled out to all drivers with an Android-based multimedia system – connected to their Volvo Cars app and Google Assistant-enabled device.
At the same time, Volvo announced the addition of YouTube support – video playback from the platform will be available on all company cars with built-in Google. In this case, Volvo will limit the function for safety reasons – the video will only play when the car is completely stopped.