Spotify takes on radio with Volvo vehicle integration

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Cars continue to be a focal point for technology companies, and now music service Spotify is prepping integration with Volvo’s line of automobiles. Wired reports that the vice president of Volvo’s Electrical and Electronic Systems engineering, Thomas M. Müller, revealed the plans. The move into automobiles would not only put Spotify in competition with services like Pandora that are already seeping into that market, but up against satellite and terrestrial radio as well.

There’s no timeline provided for the introduction of the Spotify integration, but according to Wired the service will likely be used in conjunction with Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud service. Essentially an application development environment aimed at automobiles,…

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