Volvo

How Volvo is Using 1,500 iPhones and Apple Watches for Customer Service

Image: Volvo SwedenAccording to Computerworld, Swedish automaker Volvo kitted its 1,500 engineers (Personal Service Technicians) with an Apple Watch and iPhone equipped with the internal Volvo Service app to help improve customer service — and it worked. Since service technicians are the main point of customer contact once Volvo owners drive off in their new cars,...

Uber is Launching Self-Driving Car Fleet in Pittsburgh This Month

After several months of testing, Uber's self-driving cars are ready to pick up their first passengers. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the ride-sharing company will allow customers in Pittsburgh to request one of its autonomous Volvo XC90 sport-utility vehicles in the coming weeks. Passengers will be able to request a self-driving car from Uber...

Volvo Plans to Offer Cars Without Keys, Replace with Smartphone App

Volvo Cars is testing replacement of car keys with a smartphone app, in an effort to become the world’s first car maker to offer cars without keys from 2017. According to a Volvo press release, customers will soon be offered an application for their iPhones and Androids to replace the physical key with a digital key. The...

You Can Now Control Your Volvo Car with Apple Watch

Earlier this month, German car maker Volkswagen announced the launch of its all new Apple Watch app and today, Volvo has unveiled an updated version of its Volvo On Call smart app with Apple Watch support, which allows Volvo owners to control settings, lock/unlock, locate and utilise many other Volvo services straight from their wrist. The updated Volvo...

Older Volvo and Ferrari Vehicles May Not Support CarPlay

A couple of weeks back, Apple unveiled its new CarPlay feature, with select car manufacturers getting ready to showcase the technology at the forthcoming Geneva International Motor Show. Today, Volvo and Ferrari have officially announced their plans regarding CarPlay for older vehicles (via AppleToolbox). The first Volvo to offer CarPlay will be the Volvo XC90 which will...

Volvo Releases Video of CarPlay Integration in XC90 SUV [WATCH]

Volvo has officially announced its partnership with Apple for bringing iOS into the car through its CarPlay, a feature announced by the iPhone maker late last night. Although we have seen a handful of leaked screenshots of CarPlay, Volvo has today released an official video detailing how iOS in the car works in its forthcoming...