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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

Updated 11/25/2019

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.

Perpendicular parking with Park Assist Pilot

Park Assist PilotOption is a driver support that can assist you with perpendicular parking.

Park Assist Pilot, perpendicular parking

Note

The appearance of the menu options and settings may vary depending on the software version and language settings.

Searching and checking spaces

17w26 - P5 - Support site - Park Assist Pilot  - search for perpendicular parking - principle

When you have reached an area you want to park in, slow down and tap on Park In in the center display's function view or equivalent button in the camera view.

The system will now search for a suitable parking space. Continue to drive along the row of parking spaces where you want to park. Drive no faster than 20 km/h (12 mph) and no further than 1.5 meters from the other parked cars.

When the system advises via the center display that it has found a suitable parking space, follow the instructions and be prepared to stop the car completely.

Select Perpendicular parking in the pop-up window that appears in the center display, make sure that the steering wheel can move freely and engage reverse gear.

Note

The default setting for Park Assist Pilot is to search for parking spaces on the passenger side of the car. To search for parking spaces on the driver's side, activate the driver's side direction indicators while the search for a parking space is in progress.

Reversing into a parking space

17w26 - P5 - Support site - Park Assist Pilot - perpendicular reversing - principle

With reverse gear engaged, check that there are no obstructions behind and around the car.

Reverse slowly into the space. Drive no faster than 7 km/h (4 mph) and make sure that the steering wheel can move freely. Always pay attention behind and around the car while reversing for any obstructions that may appear or if there are obstructions that the sensors have not detected. Always be prepared to brake the car if necessary.

Stop the car completely when the message advising this is shown in the center display.

Note

Make sure that the steering wheel can move freely while Park Assist Pilot is helping to steer the car. Wait until steering wheel turning has stopped before you start to drive forward or backward. Always be prepared to take over steering if necessary.

Positioning the car in a parking space

17w26 - P5 - Support site - Park Assist Pilot - perpendicular positioning - principle

Wait until steering wheel turning has stopped and then drive as instructed in the center display.

Continue to follow the instructions in the center display and be prepared to stop and/or reverse if instructed to do so. Remember to always pay attention around the car.

When the function has calculated that parking is finished, it is deactivated automatically. Make additional manual corrections to the parking if you consider it necessary. As the driver, you decide if and when the car is parked correctly. As the driver, you are always responsible that the car is parked safely.

Note

Park Assist Pilot is a supplementary aid and cannot handle all situations in all conditions. The driver is always responsible for:

  • keep close watch of the area around the vehicle.
  • follow the instructions on the center display.
  • selecting the correct gear.
  • controlling and maintaining a safe speed.
  • apply the brakes and stop.

Note

Note that Park Assist Pilot cannot be activated when a trailer is connected to the car.

Warning

The function described is a supplementary aid - it cannot handle 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.

For more detailed information, see the Owner's Manual for your car.

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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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

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.

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.