Volvo On Call app Apple WatchVolvo is the latest brand to offer connectivity with its cars via smartwatches such as the Apple Watch.

The firm is to release an update for its Volvo On Call smart app, that will incorporate wearable devices such as Android Wear and the Apple Watch.

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It will allow Volvo owners to locate their car, lock and unlock it remotely and access various onboard functions through the device.

There will also be a full iPad user interface and unified Windows Phone app offering voice control through Cortana, says Volvo.

Volvo On Call was launched back in 2001 and was one of the world’s first in-car telematics systems. Based around an in-car SIM card, it’s grown from its original safety-based functionality into “a solution that allows the driver to stay connected with their car and provides many new benefits to support their everyday requirements,” said Volvo Cars On Call manager Sofia Wessman.

The updated Volvo On Call app, which also boasts a new look similar to infotainment systems on the new Volvo XC90’s Sensus system, will be released later in June.