In a press release Volvo has announced a coming update to the Windows Phone version of their Volvo On Call App.
Volvo On Call provides Volvo owners with 24-hour roadside assistance, SOS emergency services with crash notification, and stolen vehicle tracking and when used in conjunction with the Volvo On Call smartphone app, owners can remotely keep tabs on things like fuel level or the lock status of their vehicle’s doors.
Volvo’s Sensus Connect uses 3G connectivity to bring streaming music, restaurant reviews and even WiFi to the vehicle’s cabin and also features Bluetooth connectivity and a text-to-speech text message feature.
“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,” explains David Holecek, Director Connected Products and Services at Volvo Cars.
The new unified Windows Phone app will deliver voice control through Cortana, and will also see the addition of enhanced ‘send-to-car’ capabilities for navigation purposes.
The design of the app will also be updated with a new look based on Volvo Cars’ celebrated Sensus driver interface in the new Volvo XC90.
“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,” concluded Sofia Wessman, Manager Volvo On Call at Volvo Cars.
Volvo On Call is now available in 21 markets and there are currently around 230 000 active subscribers globally
The update is expected at the end of June.
Lucky Volvo owners can find the current version of the app in the Windows Phone Store here.