Volvo Sensus in the All-New 2016 XC90

CompanyVolvo Cars
ClientVolvo Cars
Prize2nd Place in Transportation / Auto Accessories and Interiors
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Entry Description

Volvo’s human-centric approach and Scandinavian design are combined seamlessly in the Sensus control and entertainment system of the all-new 2016 XC90. Sensus’ nine inch, vertical touchscreen breaks into four primary tiles, all underscored by just eight physical controls (down from 30-plus in the average vehicle). A touch or natural voice command maximizes the selection and collapses – not hides – the other tiles, avoiding exit buttons and loading that can cause frustration, confusion, and potentially unsafe experiences. Swiping left or right reveals additional features, from safety systems to optimizing the sound system. Navigation mode includes pinch-to-zoom, while key details can be routed through the gauge cluster, the optional heads-up display, and the speakers. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and cloud-based apps, including the world’s first integrated Park and Pay setup, uphold forward-looking connectivity. With Sensus, Volvo aims to bridge gaps between modern vehicles and the people that drive, connect, and live with them.