Heads Up: Volvo Sensus Connect wins for HMI, HUD & innovation

volvosensusVolvo reported that Volvo Cars’ infotainment system Sensus, received the ‘Most Innovative HMI System’ at the 2015 Car HMI Concept & Systems conference in Berlin.

Volvo Cars was honored for being at the forefront of HMI (Human Machine Interface) design that was based on the level of innovation, intuitiveness, complexity and operational safety.

The Sensus HMI interface is comprised of the center touch display, the driver information cluster and a Head-Up Display (HUD). Volvo Cars designed the system based on the concept that some information is more important and time critical than others.

Volvo Cars’ Sensus system is uses infrared sensing technology that allows drivers to operate the system while wearing gloves and also ensures a more robust and responsive system.

Using a four-tile flat menu structure and just one home button, the Sensus HMI system’s user-centric approach has reduced interaction steps, thereby reducing potential for distraction.

Based on global user experience research, Volvo Cars’ Sensus system has developed a measured response to users’ emotional and physical needs and has redefined in-car control systems with its easy-to-use touch interface and smart tiling system.

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 owners will automatically receive a 4-year subscription to Sirius Traffic and weather information with new Model Year 2015 Volvos with Sensus Connect.

AT&T and Volvo partnered for connected cars in the U.S. and Canada for wireless connectivity.