Volvo Cars will offer an updated Volvo On Call smart app that can be controlled with an Apple Watch, Android Wear smartwatch, iPad or Windows Phone. Volvo drivers will be able to control settings, lock/unlock, locate and use many other Volvo services from their wrist.
The new design is based on Volvo Cars’ Sensus driver infotainment system in the new Volvo XC90.
In cold weather users can set heater timings or a/c for hot weather, check your gas level and mileage, or time to next service. The app also locates where the Volvo is parked.
The Windows Phone app offers voice control through Cortana.
The update with enhanced ‘send-to-car’ capabilities for navigation is due to be released end of June. Other On Call features in smartphone apps include a driving journal, roadside assistance, fuel efficiency and battery usage. Cars must be equipped with a Volvo on Call Telematics unit.