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Your Volvo now talks to your Apple Watch or Android Wear

Your Volvo now talks to your Apple Watch or Android Wear image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Volvo | posted June 04, 2015 07:45

Volvo On Call platform now has wearable tech compatibility

Your Volvo’s On Call platform is now an update away from being able to communicate and take commands from your Apple Watch, Android Wear or other forms of wearable technology.

This will now allow the user to control various settings including locks, location services and other features of the vehicle right from their wrist.

“Volvo On Call is an app that allows you to literally take control over everyday elements in your Volvo. You can set heater timings for those cold and frosty mornings or cool down your car in hot weather, check your fuel level and mileage, or time to next service. It even helps you to locate your car in a crowded parking garage,” said David Holecek, Director Connected Products and Services at Volvo Cars.

The update, which will be available by the end of June, will also provide connectivity for the iPad, the Windows Phone app and include an intelligent system among many other new features.

“In only a few years we have moved from a safety and security related in-car feature to a solution that allows the driver to stay connected with their car and provides many new benefits to support their everyday requirements,” said Sofia Wessman, Manager Volvo On Call at Volvo Cars.