IntelliSafe - Support
IntelliSafe incorporates supporting functions that can help you to drive your car more safely. Below you can find information about the driver support functions Volvo offers.
Functions in brief: For more detailed information and important warnings, etc., see the Owner's Manual for your car model.
Some of the functions are fitted as standard whilst others are optional. This may vary depending on market, model year and car model.
Pilot Assist can help you to keep the vehicle between the lane's side markings and maintain a constant speed combined with a preset time interval to the vehicle ahead.
Pilot Assist can sometimes help you to drive your car between the lane markings.
Blind Spot Information
The Blind Spot Information (BLIS) function is designed to provide assistance in heavy traffic with several lanes moving in the same direction by alerting the driver to the presence of vehicles in the "blind spot" area behind and to the side of the vehicle.
Cross Traffic Alert
Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) can warn you about crossing traffic when backing up. CTA is a supplement to Blind Spot Information (BLIS).For the XC40 of model year 2018 onwards, CTA is equipped with the auto-brake function. See your Owner's Manual for more information.
Parking assistance can help you to park in tight spaces by indicating the distance to obstacles with acoustic signals combined with graphics on the center display.
Active park assist
The Park Assist Pilot function Park Assist Pilot (PAP) can, in certain cases, help you park or leave a parking space by providing steering assistance when pulling into or out of a parking space.
Park assist camera
The Park Assist Camera can help you when parking in tight spaces by indicating obstacles with a camera image and graphics in the center display.
Traffic sign information
The Road Sign Information function Road Sign Information (RSI) can help you to observe speed signs and certain prohibition signs as you pass them.
Electronic Stability Control
Electronic Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) can help you to avoid skidding and improve the car's traction, and it consists of the following functions:
- Stability control
Also called traction control
- Spin control and active yaw control
- Engine braking control
- Trailer Stability Assist
Adaptive cruise control
Adaptive Cruise Control Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) can help you to maintain a constant speed, combined with a preset time interval to the vehicle in front.
Cruise Control Cruise Control (CC) can help you to maintain a constant speed, which can provide more relaxed driving on highways and long, straight roads with regular traffic flows.
Rear Collision Warning
Rear Collision Warning (RCW) is a system that can help you avoid being hit from behind by passing vehicles.
Driver Alert Control
Driver Alert Control (DAC) is a function designed to catch the driver's attention if he/she starts driving erratically, for example, if the driver is distracted or starts to fall asleep.
Roll Stability Control
XC40, XC60 and XC90 models only.
XC40, XC60 and XC90 models only.
Roll Stability Control, RSC is a stabilizer system that, in certain situations, can help to reduce the risk of overturning, for example, during sudden evasive maneuvers or if the vehicle skids.
Automatic dipped beam
Automatic high beam is a function that uses a camera sensor at the top edge of the windshield that can detect the headlamp beams of oncoming traffic or the rear lights of vehicles in front, and then switches from high to low beam. The function can also sense street lighting.
Tunnel detection means that the car can detect when it is driven into a tunnel and then shifts automatically from daytime running lights to low beam.
All wheel drive
All-wheel drive (AWDAll Wheel Drive) means that power is distributed to all four wheels at the same time, which can improve traction.
The functions described here are supplementary aids - they cannot manage all situations in all conditions.
The driver is always responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is driven in a safe manner and in accordance with applicable traffic rules and regulations.
IntelliSafe - Prevention
The Distance Alert function (Distance Alert)The function is only available in vehicles that can display information on the windshield with the Head-up-display. can warn you if you are not far enough away from the vehicle in front of youDoes not apply to XC40..
Lane keeping Aid (LKALane Keeping Aid) can help you on highways and similar large roads to reduce the risk of the vehicle inadvertently veering from its own lane.
Collision avoidance assistance
The Collision Avoidance function can help the driver to reduce the risk of the car accidentally leaving its lane and/or colliding with another vehicle or obstacle by actively steering the car back into the lane and/or swerving.
The Collision Avoidance function consists of three sub-functions:
- Steering assist with run-off mitigation
- Steering assistance upon risk of head-on
- Steering assistance during collision risks from behind
Option/accessory. Does not apply to the S60, V60 and XC40. See the Owner's Manual for your vehicle for more information on how steering assistance during collision risks can assist you.
City Safety is a function that can help prevent or mitigate a collision with pedestrians, cyclists, larger animals or vehicles. Visual, acoustic and brake pulse warnings are given in the event of a risk of collision to help you act in time. If the system detects that the driver's reaction to the warning is not sufficient and the risk of collision remains, braking assistance can be activated to augment braking. If braking or an evasive maneuver can still not be initiated, City Safety can also activate auto-brake to automatically brake the vehicle.
Your Volvo is equipped with several interacting functions whose purpose, in certain situations, is to protect driver and passengers in the event of an accident.
Among other things, your Volvo is equipped with a number of detectors that can react in the event of an accident and activate various functions, such as different types of airbag and the seatbelt tensioner. Depending on the specific accident situation, such as collisions at different angles, rollover or driving off the road, the functions can react in different ways in order to provide protection.
In addition, there are purely mechanical features such as Whiplash Protection System and Pedestrian Protection System. The car is also built so that a large part of the force of a collision is distributed to members, pillars, floor, roof and other parts of the body.
In addition, there are purely mechanical functions, such as the Whiplash Protection System. The car is also constructed so that a large part of the force of a collision is distributed to beams, pillars, floor, roof and other parts of the body.
Whiplash Protection System
Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) is a function that can protect against whiplash. The feature consists of energy absorbing backrests and seat cushions as well as specially designed head restraints in the front seats.
Your Volvo is equipped with airbags that can help protect the driver's and passenger's heads, necks, faces, chests, knees and legs. The vehicle is also equipped with inflatable curtains for driver and passengers. The inflatable curtains are installed along both sides of the inside of the roof and helps protect occupants in the vehicle's outer seats. The side airbags are fitted in the outer backrest frames of the front seats and can help to protect the driver and passenger in the front seats. The side airbags on the driver and passenger seats can protect the chest and hips in the event of a collision.
Safety belt pre-tensioners
Your vehicle is equipped with standard and electrical safety belt tensioners that can pull the seat belts taut in critical situations and collisions.
Using Volvo's child safety equipment allows a child to travel safely in the car. In addition, the child safety equipment fits well and is easy to use.
Children of all ages and sizes must always sit correctly secured in the car. Never allow a child to sit on the lap of a passenger.
Regulations regarding the type of child seat that is to be used for children of different ages and heights vary from country to country. Find out what is applicable.
In the event of any questions regarding child safety products, contact the manufacturer for more detailed instructions.
Vehicle model/model year
XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 onwards
S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards
XC60, XC60 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards
XC40, V60, V60 Cross Country, S60 and S60 Twin Engine of model year 2019 onwards