OTA update adds Apple CarPlay for Volvo owners

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Volvo Cars has rolled out its latest over-the-air (OTA) software update to its fleet with Google built in, which includes the addition of Apple CarPlay. Users will be able to connect their iPhone via USB and access apps from their iPhone, wherever Apple CarPlay is available.

“Through over-the-air updates, we can make sure that our customers can enjoy new features quickly and easily,” said Sanela Ibrovic, head of Connected Experience at Volvo Cars. “It also means that a new Volvo car is no longer at its finest as it rolls off the factory floor, but keeps improving as we launch additional updates.”

The previous OTA update, which was released in April, has been deployed to more than 197,000 cars. The most recent OTA release will be available in 14 new markets, and the company expects the volume of cars covered by such updates to grow with every new update.

Together with the April update, Volvo Cars also announced that all new Volvo car models are able to receive software updates, meaning that the company is making important progress toward its ambition of making its customers’ cars better over time.

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