Never Take Your Car For Gas, Cleaning Or Service Again.
Volvo Cars introduces first connected-car technology to make life less complicated
Los Angeles CA -- A new connected-car technology app from Volvo Cars could end the need for time-consuming trips to the gas station, car wash, service and more.
Volvo Concierge Services is the first expandable digital ecosystem that connects car owners with convenience services via a smartphone App. Developed in response to changing consumer behavior, it provides a seamless ownership experience by expanding on Volvo’s current On Call connected car app.
A pilot program is scheduled to roll out this November in the San Francisco Bay area. It will soon ramp up to allow 300 invited drivers of new Volvo XC90 SUVs and S90 luxury sedans to order services such as remote fuel delivery, valet car cleaning and Volvo maintenance.
“Volvo Concierge Services will mean that you never have to stand out in the rain to fill your car again,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA. “At Volvo Cars our mission is to make life less complicated, and this is a great example of how in-car technology can be used to deliver this”.
When connected through their mobile device, Volvo Concierge provides a one-time-use digital key, which is location and time-specific, and is sent to the authorized provider to access the vehicle. When services are complete, the car is locked and the digital key expires. The car can either be returned to where the customer left it or delivered to a completely new location at the customer’s request.
Filling the tank, having the car cleaned, and trips for scheduled maintenance can be accomplished while owners are working, sleeping, or even traveling abroad. By working with strategic partners like Filld, fuel delivery and valet services are a click away. Additional services are anticipated to be added in the future. Volvo invites other companies who are focused on delivering new services for the car to join the company’s ecosystem.
By working with strategic partners like Filld, scheduled fuel delivery and valet services are only a click away.
“Our vision is to merge connected car technology with an automated fuel delivery service—saving consumers time and money,” said Filld President and CEO Michael Buhr. “Thanks to Volvo’s dedication to creating quality driver experiences, we are a step closer to achieving our goal. We’re thrilled to be delivering gas—and peace of mind—to Volvo owners and look forward to expanding our service to other forward-thinking auto enthusiasts.”
Volvo research shows consumers want convenient and precise on-demand services that save them time. Seventy percent of consumers surveyed said they want fueling services at their fingertips, while 56-percent said they want their car taken for maintenance, and 49-percent liked the idea of being able to have their car moved to another location.
All-new Volvo S90 luxury sedan is a finalist for 2017 North American Car of the Year
Los Angeles, CA – The all-new Volvo S90 luxury sedan is a finalist for 2017 North American Car of the Year and a runner up for 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year.
Volvo Cars is now poised to win a North American ‘of the Year’ award for the second year in a row, having taken top honors for 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year with the XC90 SUV.
In addition, the Volvo S90 was the top luxury car in the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year competition, making it to the final round of judging ahead of all other luxury brands.
Both the S90 and XC90 share the same Scalable Product Architecture platform, Drive-E powertrain, and Intellisafe safety features. The S90 is also the first car to come with semi-autonomous driving technology as standard in Pilot Assist.
“We are extremely proud to see the S90 get such recognition,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Americas and President and CEO, Volvo Car USA. “Our global team of designers and engineers has delivered a car that is really turning heads.”
Volvo Car Canada Ltd. Launches Thoughtful Test Drive Campaign in Partnership with United Way
Volvo Canada and its Retailer Network Set Donation Goal of $100,000
RICHMOND HILL, ON. (November 8th, 2016.) On November 7th, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. launched the Thoughtful Test Drive campaign, in partnership with United Way Centraide. Volvo Canada will make a donation to United Way Centraide on behalf of each test drive taken at Canadian Volvo retailers from November 7th to December 31st. The national program aims to raise $100,000 in donations to support families in need across Canada.
“Volvo Cars is a human centric brand that is passionate about building vehicles that keep our drivers and their families comfortable, content and most importantly, safe,” said Alexander Lvovich, Managing Director, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. “We at Volvo Canada are thrilled to extend this passion across the country in support of families in need with the Thoughtful Test Drive campaign.”
The Thoughtful Test Drive campaign aligns with an integral pillar in the Volvo Car brand’s focus: people. People are the driving principle behind all of the brand’s technological innovations and world first’s safety advancements. This program is an opportunity for Volvo Canada and its retailer network to not only introduce new customers to the Volvo brand, but also to support local communities across the country through United Way Centraide’s remarkable work.
“Caring about people in need is an important value to both United Way Centraide and Canadians across the country,” said Dr. Jacline Nyman, President & CEO of United Way Centraide Canada. “By supporting United Way Centraide this holiday season, Volvo Cars and its customers are demonstrating the true power of improving the lives of families in our local communities.”
To book a test drive, and to support the Thoughtful Test Drive campaign, please visit: http://www.volvocars.ca/thoughtful-test-drive
To learn more about Volvo Cars’ award-winning product, please visit: http://www.volvocars.com/ca