It was just the other week that we got our first look at Volvo’s idea for their new infotainment system in the Concept Estate. While not all the details about it are available, we do know one thing that consumers will enjoy about it: Apple CarPlay.
The idea is pretty simple actually. Take everything that consumers love about their iPhones, iPods, and iPads, and integrate it into an infotainment system.
Apple CarPlay has been specially designed to allow drivers to use voice and steering wheel controls to access all of the favorite Apple features, including messaging, music, maps, and calls.
“iPhone users will feel completely at home in a new Volvo. We have created a wholly-integrated user experience in our large portrait-oriented touch screen that takes the in-car mobile device experience to a new level. That, coupled with the obvious driver safety benefits of an advanced voice control system like Siri, made Apple a perfect match for Volvo,” says Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars.
The first car to receive Apple CarPlay will be the all new Volvo XC90, which over the years has become the best selling model in Volvo’s history. So it makes perfect sense to add an incredible infotainment system to a vehicle that consumers already love.
If you have yet to see what Apple CarPlay is capable of, we suggest checking out this video, and then coming in to see us at our Springfield Volvo dealership.