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Volvo Partners with Google for Android-Based In-Car Systems

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May 18, 2017—Volvo has agreed to a deal with Google to develop the next generation of in-car systems on the Silicon Valley firm’s Android platform, according to The Irish Times.

Under the agreement, Volvo is moving from a Microsoft operating system for its latest in-car app systems and will instead work with Google to develop the next generation of Volvo’s in-car infotainment and connectivity systems. The firm expects to implement the Android platform on new models within two years.

An early initiative of the partnership will be the addition of Google Local Search, a location-based service application on the car firm’s navigation system.

The deal also offers Android app developers the opportunity to hone their products for in-car usage in future cars.

Volvo has committed to having a self-driving system on the market by 2021.

 

 

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