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Volvo bringing car owners into connected world, via Wi-Fi hotspot

Volvo wants car owners to be able to use mobile Wi-Fi to stay updated with radio, traffic, news, and other connected features
By Michael Hatamoto from Jan 12, 2014 @ 16:20 CST

Auto manufacturer Volvo used the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to show off its Sensus Connect connected-car platform, which recently added the Xtime ServiceTelematics technology into its offering. The Sensus Connect system provides a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot for drivers, along with the ability to locate and pay for parking - and automated alerts if there is car trouble, with drivers able to easily schedule a tune-up.




"Technology should make your life easier, especially in the car," said David Holecek, Volvo connectivity brand manager, in a statement. "This fundamental consumer insight underpinned the development of Sensus Connect. It's not about offering a thousand apps. It's about giving you precisely what you need, before you even knew you needed it."


Connected cars were extremely popular during CES this year, and will continue to be shown at auto shows throughout the year. Following CES, auto makers immediately shifted focus to the Silicon Valley Auto Show - and will again shift gears and prepare for the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.


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