Volvo and Microsoft have developed a technology that enables user to control a vehicle remotely using nothing but user’s voice and Microsoft’s Band 2 smartwatch.
With this feature, a user will be able to control setting the navigation, starting the heater, locking the doors, flashing the lights or sounding the horn via Volvo’s mobile app Volvo on Call and a connected Band 2. This isn’t the first time Volvo and Microsoft have collaborated. Previously, both companies partnered on a virtual showroom using the HoloLens augmented reality headset that creates a novel replacement for the traditional car shopping experience.
The Band 2 Volvo app will be out this spring.