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Volvo updates Sensus its in-car user interface

Volvo Cars has announced a range of updates to its global connected services program and its Sensus in-car user interface, starting with the new XC60 and the company’s existing and new 90 Series cars.

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Volvo Cars’ innovative In-car Delivery service, a part of the Volvo On Call smartphone app, which launched in 2015 and allows one-time digital access for deliveries to your car, is set to expand to five additional countries during 2017.

“This is just the start. Our roll out of one of the most comprehensive and customer-relevant services in the industry is now shifting up a gear and you will see more convenient and time-saving services offered to Volvo Cars’ customers in the coming months,” said Björn Annwall, Senior Vice President Global Consumer Experience at Volvo Car Group.

To support the addition of new services, Volvo On Call, the company’s connected smartphone app has undergone a total redesign. The app is now one of the most widespread connected car platforms available today. It will be available in around 50 countries by the end of 2017, covering more than 90 per cent of Volvo Cars’ global sales.

The organic growth in both penetration and popularity of the Volvo On Call app is based on an increasing desire amongst premium car drivers to access car features and related services while not in their car. Volvo Cars’ approach with Volvo On Call is firmly based on its commitment to make life easier for its drivers.

Volvo car owners can now send navigation destinations based on their calendar directly to their car, find nearby fuel stations and even get help finding their car in large car parks or on unfamiliar city streets using the remote smartphone app.

The Swedish marque has performed a graphical refinement of the Sensus user interface in the new XC60 and in its 90 Series cars, improving usability while presenting a refreshed, clean and appealing design.

The new Volvo On Call updates will apply to all new models across the brand and to Volvo On Call enabled cars back to 2012. The Sensus user interface design in the new XC60 will come pre-installed in new 90 Series cars. Existing 90 Series cars will be updated at the next service.

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