Recently, Spotify annouced a deal with Ford that will bring the popular internet-streaming music service into the Ford Sync AppLink system, and on the road with you wherever you go. This week at the Geneva Motor Show, Spotify announced a new agreement with Volvo to make the service integrated into it’s Sensus Connected Touch system, made available with either a mobile phone connection or a 3G/4G dongle.
Being able to navigate the Spotify interface with either touch-screen or voice commands, the driver can keep their eyes on the road and focus on the cruise. Pascal de Mul, Spotify’s global head of hardware partnerships, told the Geneva Motor Convention Spotify wants to “make it as easy as possible for people to enjoy all the world’s music wherever and whenever they are.”…“We know that the car is the number one environment in which people want to listen to music, so we are working to make Spotify available for drivers in as many types of car as possible. We are really excited to announce this innovative, hands-free in-dash Spotify service today with Volvo, so that even more drivers will be able to enjoy Spotify music safely while on the road.”
What better way to drive cross-country than throwing on your favorite Tunigo playlist or navigating your own user created Spotify playlists with the ease of your voice? The Sensus system integrates various hands-free apps and services to the driver and will be released with new Volvo’s starting May ’13, as well as being able to be retro-fitted in used Volvo’s back to 2011.