GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- - With Photo Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is promising that you will never have to stop at a petrol station, go to a car wash or even take your car in for service ever again, with the launch of a range of concierge services that will become an integrated part of the Volvo On Call mobile platform. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/uk/7983651-volvo-cars-concierge-service Volvo is announcing the roll-out of a pilot program in San Francisco, targeting Volvo owners driving the new XC90 SUV and S90 luxury sedan. In an effort to make their customers' lives easier, Volvo has dug deep into consumer research to deliver on their customers' unmet needs. The pilot is due to start in November and will ramp up to include around 300 Volvo owners. "Imagine parking your car in the morning at work and when you head home your car has been serviced, cleaned and refuelled. These are the kind of services we want to deliver to our customers. Our research shows that people spend hours every week doing these small errands - we want to give that time back to Volvo drivers, so they can do something more valuable instead," said Björn Annwall, Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Experience at Volvo Car Group. Research by Volvo has shown that over seventy per cent of customers want fuelling services at their fingertips, while fifty-six per cent want their car picked up for routine maintenance, and forty-nine per cent would like to be able to have their car moved to another location when desired. "Our approach is a simple one - we aim to make life easier by employing the latest connected technology in an easy-to-use smartphone app. We are taking an open and agile approach to this and welcome collaboration with partners with new and innovative service offers. This is just the beginning," said Anders Tylman-Mikiewicz, Vice President Consumer Connectivity Services at Volvo Car Group. The Volvo owners participating in the pilot can use the pilot app to identify concierge services available in the immediate vicinity and order them via their smartphone. Requests are then sent to an authorized Volvo service provider, who will refuel the vehicle, perform scheduled maintenance, or whatever additional service the owner has requested.