Shanghai (Gasgoo)- At the Auto Shanghai 2019, premium car maker Volvo Cars and Huawei, a China-based global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, entered into a strategic partnership that focuses on building an open service platform and ecosystem for automotive industry.
Under the latest cooperation, Volvo Cars will team up with Huawei to jointly develop an in-car application service platform that is tailor-made for Chinese consumers, covering such features as parking, refueling and entertainment. Besides, it also allows the automaker to embed the “Huawei App Store”, an Android application distribution platform developed by Huawei, inside its next-generation intelligent in-car interactive system. The collaboration is only available to Mainland China.
Volvo stated that it is dedicated to developing connectivity services by forging strategic partnership with third parties. In addition, it will always conduct cooperation with best-in-class local companies to elevate Chinese users' experience.
Apart from Huawei, Volvo Cars has joined hands with Google in IoV (Internet of Vehicles) area. As early as 2017, the car maker had announced a close partnership with Google to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. The cooperation was cemented in May, 2018, when both parties said they would work together to embed the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into Volvo's next-generation Sensus infotainment system, based on Google's Android operating system.
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