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Restrict car functions with Red Key

When you lend your car you can restrict the car's functions using a Red Key. You can choose to set a speed limit or a max volume for the loudspeakers in advance.

IntelliSafe safety check when starting

When you start the car after it has been switched off completely, a safety check of the car's driver support systems is shown in the driver display. This is a new visual function that is being added with software to be released in November 2017.

Parallel parking with Park Assist Pilot

You can get assistance with parallel parking using the Park Assist Pilot option. Here you can find information and video tutorials that describe how to use the function.

Set the clock

The first time you use the car, or if the current to the car's battery has been cut, you may have to make time and date settings. It is important that the clock is set, in order to connect to the internet among other things.

Hold and Charge

With functions Hold and Charge you can control the hybrid battery charging while you drive. Hold and Charge have replaced the driving mode Save which was previously present in cars with hybrid motors.

Driver profiles

In order for your Volvo to be customized for you every time you get into the car, you have the option to save and protect your personal preferences in driver profiles. The driver profiles can be associated with the car's keys and when unlocking occurs the car settings are adjusted to the driver profile associated with the key being used.

Perpendicular parking with Park Assist Pilot

You can get assistance with perpendicular parking using the Park Assist Pilot option. Here you can find information and video tutorials that describe how to use the function.

Valet locking

When you leave your car for a service, at a hotel or similar, you can use the valet locking function to lock the glove box, trunk, luggage compartment lid, tailgate or rear seat. The valet locking function varies depending on car model.

Goo to know about the car's windows

All the car's power windows can be controlled from the driver's door and the respective door window can be controlled from the other respective doors. For certain models it is also possible to choose panoramic roof.

IntelliSafe - driver support and safety

Updated 11/25/2019

IntelliSafe - driver support and safety

IntelliSafe is Volvo Cars thinking about car safety and consists of a number of features that actively or passively help you with your driving in different situations. For example, the functions can help you to maintain a certain time interval to the vehicle in front of you, prevent a collision by giving a warning and braking the car, or help with parking.

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.

Note

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

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.

16w06 - Support site - Intelli Pilot Assist

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.

Park assist

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 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.

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

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.

Warning

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

Distance warning

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 assist

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

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.

IntelliSafe Safety

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.

Airbags

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.

Child safety

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.

Note

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


This article is applicable to

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


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Large Animal Detection

If a larger animal appears in front of your car, Large Animal Detection, which is a part of City Safety, can, in certain situations, warn you about the animal and provide brake assistance.

How do I notice that a safety function has been activated?

If you feel that the car behaves in a way you had not expected, it may be because one of the car's safety features has been activated.

Updated appearance of warning messages for Pilot Assist, Cruise Control, Adaptive Cruise Control and Speed Limiter

For the Pilot Assist, Cruise Control (CC), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Speed Limiter (SL) functions, the appearance of certain warning messages will be updated with the software update released in May 2018.

Tips when using Pilot Assist

Pilot Assist is a comfort function that can provide you with steering assistance and help you to maintain the distance to the vehicle in front of you. Initially, you may find it feels a little strange when Pilot Assist helps to control your car, and you may need to drive a few miles with Pilot Assist before you feel completely at home with the function. Below are some tips that you may find useful when using Pilot Assist.

Automatic start of seat heating

The function for automatic start of seat heating varies depending on car model and differs between the driver's and passenger sides.

Associate driver profile to key

Personal settings for the seats, climate, audio, navigation and communication can be saved in the driver profiles and associate with one of the car's keys.

Edit and protect driver profile

You can save personal settings specific to you in a driver profile by protecting the profile. The settings currently active at the time of locking are then saved. You can also name or rename a profile whenever you wish.

Operating the tailgate with a foot movement

When you have your hands full, you can open or close the tailgate with a simple foot movement under the car's rear bumper. The function is an option and varies depending on the car model.

Pilot Assist and Lane Keeping Aid

Pilot Assist is a comfort function that can help you to keep your car within its lane and maintain a safe distance from vehicles in front of you. Lane Keeping Aid is a function which, in a similar way, can help you in some situations to reduce the risk of your car accidentally leaving its lane.

Collision avoidance assistance

The collision avoidance assistance function can help you 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.

Driving out from parallel parking with Park Assist Pilot

You can get assistance with driving out from parallel parking using the Park Assist Pilot option. Here you can find information and video tutorials that describe how to use the function.

Privacy locking

The purpose of privacy locking, which, on some models is called valet locking, is to be able to lock the luggage compartment lid/tailgate and glove box but still be able to open the doors and start the car. Privacy locking is advantageous when leaving your car for a service or at a hotel.

Park Assist Pilot

The Park Assist Pilot option is a function that can assist you with maneuvering your car while parking. It can also assist with steering when driving out from parallel parking. This article provides information, video tutorials and links to instructions showing how and when to use the function.