Volvo is showing off its new, cloud-based Sensus Connect system at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Sensus Connect allows drivers to find and pay for parking from their car, discover new restaurants at their destination, stream their favorite music and more. The service also offers the first-ever solution with built-in connectivity supported by Pandora Radio.
In addition, it lets vehicle owners pre-heat or pre-cool their vehicles from their smartphones through a remote start function. The navigation system can also gather information on surroundings through Wikipedia while Park & Pay has been integrated for easy payment for parking.
The updated Sensus Connect will be available on all new Volvo models starting May 2014. Current Sensus Connect vehicle owners will be able to update their system.
“It’s all about giving everyone an enjoyable, easy to use and intuitive experience,” said David Holecek, Connectivity Brand Manager at Volvo. “There is no point in filling a car with technology if it comes off as overwhelming, so our main focus is always to give our customers the best experience available and make it easy to digest. Our cloud-based apps update seamlessly.”
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