CarPlay takes the functions and apps you’re familiar with from your iPhone and makes them conveniently available via the centre display of your Volvo. You can even use the Siri voice control function to take care of your SMS, which means your attention stays focused on the road ahead.
In order to help drivers stay informed, while at the same time ensuring they stay focused on the road ahead, Volvo Cars has teamed up with Apple and Google to bring a convenient new world of information closer than ever before. CarPlay and Android Auto delivers the groundbreaking features and services familiar to users of the iPhone, iPad and Android devices directly into the Volvo Ninety Model range (S90, V90 and XC90) via the large, but beautifully integrated, centre console with an easy-to-use touch screen display.

Volvo Cars has taken the technological capabilities from the two platforms and added their own unique stamp by linking them to a specially developed interface. This interface allows drivers to use both voice and steering wheel controls to access selected Apple and Android features and services.

A belief in simplicity

The new user interface promises to not only transform how new Volvo cars are experienced – it will also transform how they look and feel. Two qualities that unite Volvo Cars and Apple are a belief in simplicity and a dedication to functionality. And it’s these qualities that will come to define the interior of all new Volvo cars.

“Apple’s clean and intuitive user interface is a perfect match with Volvo's Scandinavian design approach and our focus on fluid functionality,” says Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars.

Apple CarPlay integrates seamlessly with Volvo Cars’ new user interface. Visually, it becomes part of the on-board system, displaying well-known icons for Apple applications. Drivers will immediately recognise their basic iPhone applications, such as phone, messages, music and navigation.