2016 Volvo XC90: Tablet-Like Sensus Is The Future Of Infotainment Page 2

October 12, 2014

Volvo Sensus infotainment system - in 2016 Volvo XC90

While the interface and hardware for Sensus Connect—with a twist-and-push controller, steering-wheel toggle, and modest voice controls, looks much the same as the Sensus system that Volvo has been installing in its vehicles now for years, this new system includes available Volvo On Call services, to easily create a wireless hotspot, or to use—via a paired smartphone—local search or send-to-car destination features for the navigation system.

Additionally, with these new systems, the much-loved (albeit almost ridiculously bass-heavy) Dynaudio systems have been dropped, in favor of Harmon Kardon audio, which we haven't yet fully put to the test.

Then for 2016, the only model that was left off that last list, the XC90, gets that new, portrait-layout, fully capacitive version of Sensus; it's on the way in the 2016 Volvo XC90 that will start reaching U.S. dealerships next spring, while the other models in Volvo's lineup will be getting it as they're fully redesigned.

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