Volvo Cars has announced that the Waze navigation app is now available in its in-car applications library thanks to Google built-in. The Waze app will also now be available for users in the USA and Asia-Pacific.
Once the Waze application is downloaded from the Google Play Store, a one-time set-up is used to enable real-time routing, navigation and alerts. Regardless of the device being used, Waze can be accessed with one tap on the screen. The app is displayed on Volvo Cars’ infotainment system.
Using the Android emulator, which is available on the Volvo Cars Developer Portal, Waze were able to develop and test the in-car app virtually, alongside the in-car infotainment system. This ensured Waze delivered a high-quality user experience before launching in Volvo customer cars.
“We’re continuing to expand our in-car app offer to bring more options and benefits to our customers, allowing them to personalize their car,” said Erik Severinson, global head of new car programs and operations strategy, Volvo. “We’re committed to continuously improving the experience in Volvo cars through our in-house software development and ongoing collaborations with tech companies such as Google and Waze.”
“We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Volvo Cars as their car owners around the world can now access the best of Waze real-time navigation, routing and traffic alerts through the car’s infotainment system,” commented Aron Di Castro, director, marketing and partnerships at Waze. “Having Waze’s real-time navigation, routing and alerts seamlessly displayed in the car, without needing to connect your phone to the car, makes for a simplified and seamless driving experience.”