Volvo Shows Off New XC90 Infotainment System

While the all-new Volvo XC90 won't make its official debut until later this year, the automaker has decided to spotlight its innovative infotainment system that looks more like a tablet than anything else. No longer will you find buttons and knobs. Volvo has done away with those in place of a purely touchscreen interface. In today's cars, drivers have to take their eyes off the road to fiddle with testy touchscreens or hard-to-reach knobs and buttons. To counteract this, Volvo has introduced a head-up display and controls on the steering wheel. With integrated Cloud-based functions and Apple iOS, we can see how this new system works to prevent distraction. "As cars increasingly become more connected to the Internet and are able to offer a far wider range of functions and entertainment services, the way in which the driver interacts with the car's systems is becoming progressively more important. It is essential that these services are offered in a way that does not reduce safety levels and in a manner that is easy to understand and optimized for the driving task," said Thomas M. Muller, vice president of Electrics/Electronics & E-propulsion engineering for Volvo Car Group.
This new infotainment system comes as part of the "Sensus" interface, which incorporates the latest touchscreen software. Volvo has added new technology, like the ability to use the touchscreen even while wearing gloves, thanks to infrared technology. To get a good look at the new Volvo XC90's interior, check out the video below. Source: Volvo