The New Volvo On Call Mobile App

Volvo On Call Mobile App

Volvo On Call Mobile App

Volvo has announced a new mobile application for iPhones and Android models which offers Volvo owners remote information about their car.

Volvo has announced a new mobile application for iPhones and Android models which offers Volvo owners remote information about their car.

"We design cars around people's needs and lifestyle. Creating an intuitive and ergonomically optimised driver's environment is part of our aim to offer a feeling of relaxed control. It is only logical that you should feel in command of your vehicle, including after you have parked it," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO at Volvo Car Corporation.

The mobile application is an evolution of Volvo On Call, which originally focused on direct access to a call centre in an emergency or after an accident.

The system now offers owners of 2012 model year Volvos with Volvo On Call the opportunity to download the new app for free, opening up new connectivity possibilities.

The app offers an easy to use relationship with their car remotely.

"This is much more than a gadget. The mobile application is the first step in our connectivity strategy. We have started to build a bridge to the future - and the mobile app will be extended with a range of possibilities," says Stefan Jacoby.

Volvo Mobile App Features
  • Car locator. The car's location is shown on a map. There is also a digital compass that will point the driver in the right direction. The car horn and indicators can be also be activated to aid in the search.
  • Remote door lock. The status of all doors and windows is displayed, and provides the driver the option to lock and unlock the car with a push on the touch screen.
  • Vehicle dashboard. This feature provides information including fuel level, range to empty tank, average fuel consumption, average speed, odometer reading and trip meter reading.
  • Car check. The mobile app performs a "health" check of the car, and displays information about bulbs, brake fluid level, coolant level, engine oil level and engine oil pressure.
  • Driving journal. With this feature, detailed data of each trip during the last 40 days can be recorded and then downloaded with the option to provide the data as an Excel file - ideal for company car owners.
  • Vehicle information. Basic car data such as model, registration number and VIN number are stored and can be displayed.
  • Theft notification. The driver is alerted via the mobile app if the alarm is triggered.
  • Still includes all the safety and security aspects that are part of the first generation Volvo On Call system.
Published 7 June 2011 Staff

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