Cars for everyday mobile work tomorrow

Cologne, 29 December 2016

Volvo was the first car manufacturer "Skype for Business" into its vehicles. The communication software from Microsoft is first offered for the new 90-series models and stands in the course of the year 2017 available.

Business Conference in the car

The workday is becoming increasingly mobile. Some people want to (or must) already participate in conferences in the car. In the Office, such meetings are handled today more often than "Skype for business". It allows audio - and video conferencing. In the future, the program also can be used in the Volvo S90, V90, XC90. On the central monitor in your car, you can see what meetings are planned and who participates. The participation of audio is possible. Working with Microsoft includes also the use of Cortana, the electronic Assistant that supports the users by using voice and text recognition.

Meeting in autonomous cars video

Participation in meetings of the video or view presentations in Volvo vehicles is still not possible that the driver probably too distracts. But that could change in the future: "just when the next autonomous moving automobiles, we see a great future for flexible work tools that will allow people to spend less time in the Office. This is a first step on the way to a completely new kind and wise now, as in the future, we will use the time in the car", so unlike Tylman-Mikiewicz, Volvo responsible for connectivity.

The new service comes via online update

Interestingly also, how come the new Skype service in the cars. A visit of the workshop is namely not needed, "Skype for Business" is (also) called 'over the air' update available are available. This means that the software is downloaded during the journey through the connection with the Smartphone or the local Wi-FI and installed. Thus, Volvo moves Tesla at its software changes such as the electrical pioneer. (sl)

by Harry McNamara

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