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Future Cars Will Transcend The Device On Your Wrist

Right now, automakers are just beginning to grasp the potential of wearables to facilitate driver-vehicle interaction. The next step? Evolve beyond the wearable entirely.

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Volvo now has apps for iOS and Android covering a lot of these functions, but only the new On Call for Band 2 app allows for voice commands.

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Gothenburg extends its long-running Volvo On Call system to Apple Watch and Android Wear smartwatches, giving drivers control of car functions straight from the wrist.

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Volvo's Surprisingly Efficient Luxury Family Hauler

Reviewer Gary Witzenburg revisits the highly efficient Drive E "Twin Engine" set-up in the new Volvo XC90 hybrid and PHEV.

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Volvo cites research showing that 60 percent of online shoppers had problems with their deliveries in 2013, and that missed first deliveries cost the industry roughly one billion euros ($1.37B US) in re-delivery costs, as impetus for its "Roam Delivery Service" that delivers packages to your car. The service uses Volvo On Call and Sensus Connect car-connectivity and telematics apps already installed in vehicles, and a digital key with a timed window of operation.

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