Volvo developing touchscreen backseat entertainment system

Volvo has announced that they'll be debuting a touchscreen-based entertainment system in their cars as well. But it might not receive as much criticism regarding safety given that the screens will be for passengers in the backseat.

Volvo has announced that they'll be debuting a touchscreen-based entertainment system in their cars as well. But it might not receive as much criticism regarding safety given that the screens will be for passengers in the backseat.

The RSEi-500 entertainment system was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, and it should have enough features to keep kids or annoying grown-up passengers occupied during a long trip.

Unfortunately, Volvo hasn't published any photos or even mock-ups of this system yet. For now, we know it will include:

  • Windows XP
  • 500 GB hard drive
  • Music library
  • DVD player
  • USB and A/V inputs
  • Wi-Fi

Along with the Wi-Fi option, the RSEi-500 system can be paired with either a Sprint OverDrive or other mobile hotspot (such as a home computer) for extra connectivity options and data transfers.

We should see some more official stuff soon, given that the system should be ready for the Volvo XC60 and XC70 by this summer.

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