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Volvo Leads Industry in Car Connectivity and Telematics with Intro of Sensus Connect
Comprehensive platform is offered across the entire 2015.5 vehicle lineup

Life these days is all about being connected, and that philosophy doesn’t change just because you get in the car. That is why Volvo has created Sensus Connect, a comprehensive connected car and infotainment platform that is offered standard on every vehicle in the 2015.5 Volvo line. This development and all that it entails puts Volvo at the top of the industry in terms of in-car technology suites, and it was all done for the convenience of the drivers. 


Sensus Connect, in conjunction with Volvo On Call and the Volvo On Call smartphone application, was developed to support customers’ ever-growing need to access information and entertainment of use in the car. The developments help enhance the experience of driving a Volvo even more than before.


Available now in dealerships across the United States, all new Volvos come integrated with cloud- and app-based services to make customers’ travels – and lives – easier and more enjoyable. Navigation, entertainment, connection, service and control categories have been updated.


Sensus Connect Features


Along with meeting customers’ desires, Volvo also focuses on meeting their needs, which is primarily safety. The control features of Sensus Connect include a refreshed user interface with links the digital dashboard and seven-inch center stack displays, driver display voice control and text-to-voice message access. Connection elements include 3G connectivity (powered by AT&T), Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth tethering capabilities; Internet and phone access (also with text-to-speech for utmost safety).


With that, navigational and entertainment aspects include in-car infotainment apps like Yelp and WikiLocations, to discover local points of interest, automatic weather app updating based on location and Glympse, which allows you to share your position with others. You can also stream music, Internet radio stations and podcasts from apps like Pandora, TuneIn, Rdio and Stitcher from the Harman Kardon audio system.


Volvo On Call Features


With the Volvo On Call button inside every car, customers have the convenience of 24/7 roadside assistance and emergency support, complete with crash notification when the airbags or seatbelt pre-tensioners have been deployed. On-the-go service scheduling is possible with this feature, and Volvo On Call lets you know when it may be time for planned maintenance, as well.


Volvo On Call Smartphone App


Paired with the Volvo On Call feature is the accompanying smartphone app available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone users. This service provides customers with an instant status overview of their cars showing locations (providing peace of mind in the event of vehicle theft), the status of its windows and door locks, details on recent trips, the vehicle’s fuel level and average fuel mileage, and more. The majority of the Volvo On Call capabilities, such as remote engine start to heat or cool the car, requesting roadside assistance, and even sending locations directly to the in-car navigation system, can also be performed via the app.


Experience all that Sensus Connect, Volvo On Call and the Volvo On Call smartphone app can offer at any U.S. Volvo showroom, or visit http://www.volvocars.com/us/top/about/Volvo-Sensus-Connect.

This article is presented by Kundert Volvo in Hasbrouck Heights and Englewood, NJ.


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