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Volvo Taps Nokia to Connect Its Cars

Nokia's HERE division revealed it is powering a range of connected car features for Volvo Cars under a multi-year agreement signed earlier this year. HERE is enabling Volvo to offer an in-car control system named Sensus by providing the car manufacturer with access to its location cloud. Volvo's first Sensus-equipped car was its latest XC90, which began shipping earlier in 2015, offering drivers access to smart guidance services that can be presented via a heads-up display. In a statement, the navigation company said it is enabling Volvo to offer its customers access to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) by providing high quality maps that include precise road geometry information. Such data allows Volvo to offer adaptive cruise control, speed warnings for upcoming bends, and traffic sign detection.

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