NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SiriusXM and Volvo Cars of North America today announced that Volvo customers will automatically receive a 4-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and weather information when purchasing any new Model Year 2015.5 vehicle equipped with the latest generation of Volvo Sensus Connect, Volvo’s connected car platform.
Volvo drivers and passengers will be able to access a suite of traffic and weather information through the Volvo Sensus Connect in-car display. SiriusXM Traffic provides easily viewable traffic speed and flow information as well as detailed accident information to assist in routing around congested areas. In addition to traffic updates, customers can view local and national weather radar maps, receive on-screen weather alerts, storm information as well as check detailed current and 5-day forecasts.
“Volvo Cars of North America is committed to offering our customers innovative in-vehicle technology that guides drivers and passengers safely to their destination,” said Art Battaglia, Manager, Lifecycle, Business and Brand Strategy, Volvo Cars of North America. “We are thrilled to give our customers access to SiriusXM Traffic and weather information, combined with SiriusXM’s wide variety of entertainment, so they can enjoy even more of what our Sensus Connect has to offer.”
“In keeping with Volvo’s commitment to safety, the suite of traffic and weather information delivered via satellite from SiriusXM allows Volvo customers to get the most out of the Volvo Sensus Connect,” said Rodney Pickett, Senior Vice President, Automotive Partnerships, SiriusXM. “SiriusXM is thrilled Volvo has chosen to enhance its Sensus Connect system with SiriusXM’s wide-variety of Infotainment services, making every trip even more enjoyable.”
Volvo Cars of North America will continue to give customers purchasing new Volvo vehicles equipped with satellite radio a six-month subscription to SiriusXM’s “All Access” package with access to SiriusXM’s premium programming lineup. This includes Howard Stern, every NFL, MLB®, and NBA game, every NASCAR® race, plus NHL® games and PGA TOUR® coverage, as well as access to SiriusXM Internet Radio on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com.
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