To increase the chances of the system providing warnings relating to larger animals (e.g. deer and horses), the system function which identifies the animal must receive body contour information that is as clear as possible. This assumes that the system has the option of distinguishing the animal directly from the side in combination with a pattern of movement normal for the animal.
If parts of the animal's body are not visible to the function's camera, the system cannot detect the animal.
City Safety can detect large animals even in the dark if they are lit up by the car's headlights.
Moose and horses are examples of what City Safety interprets as larger animals - stationary or slow-moving and with clear body contours.
City Safety is supplementary driver support, but it cannot detect all large animals in all situations and, for example, cannot see:
- partially obscured larger animals.
- larger animals seen from the front or from behind.
- running or fast moving larger animals.
- larger animals if the contrast of the animal's background is poor - warning and brake interventions may then occur late or not at all.
- smaller animals such as cats and dogs.
The driver is always responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is driven correctly and with a safety distance suitable for the speed.
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