In this world of technology, Volvo and Microsoft have come up together to offer a tech that will allow the Volvo owners to speak to their cars using Microsoft’s Band 2 connected wearable device. By using this gadget, the drivers are able to enjoin the car to lock the doors, flash the lights, start the heater, sound the horn, and even fiddle around with the navigation. The technology made its world debut at CES 2016 this week.
To execute that, you’ll need to have the Volvo on Call mobile app that provides access to the vehicle’s functions through voice control. Though, Toyota isn’t the first one to let you control functions of your car via your smartphone, but they are the first to apply that tech to smartwatches. The two companies will actually offer the technology starting this spring, but Volvo on Call is available in selected markets like US, UK, Poland, Russia, Canada, China, Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Brazil.
Just to add to your knowledge, late last year, Volvo and Microsoft demonstrated a number of different uses for Microsoft's HoloLens, the world’s first fully-untethered holographic computer, which can serve as a high-tech car Configurator and can also be useful for designers to check out their designs as they take shape.