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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

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

Updated 11/25/2019

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.

Get to know Pilot Assist

The first few times you use Pilot Assist, it may be a good idea to drive in a calm traffic situation on a roadway. Pilot Assist is designed to work best on dry roadways with clear lane lines and a smooth flow of traffic.

Give yourself plenty of time to get to know the function. After a while, you will feel comfortable with how it works and learn the situations in which Pilot Assist can help you. It is important for you always to pay attention to your driving and keep your hands on the steering wheel. You are always ultimately responsible for driving in a safe manner, even when using Pilot Assist.

Instruction videos

Videos on Pilot Assist and on how you activate and use the function can be viewed below:

Pilot Assist, part 1

Pilot Assist, part 2

Note

With Sensus Connect software from May 2017, Pilot Assist cannot be activated if a trailer, bicycle rack or similar item has been connected to the car's electrical system.

On bends and at road junctions

Pilot Assist interacts with you, the driver. You should therefore always be prepared to increase your own steering input, particularly in curves. Do not wait for the car to provide steering assistance. Perform the necessary steering maneuvers.

If you are approaching an exit or a road junction, drive towards the lane you want to aim for – this tells Pilot Assist where you are going.

Pilot Assist attempts to keep your car in the middle of the lane

When Pilot Assist helps to steer, it attempts to place your car halfway between the visible road lines. For a smoother drive, it is a good idea to allow the vehicle to find a good position. You can always adjust the position yourself by increasing your steering input. It is important for you to make sure your car is positioned safely in the lane.

If you think Pilot Assist is positioning the car in a way that is not suitable to the traffic situation, or in a way you want to drive the car, you can simply switch off Pilot Assist or switch to Adaptive cruise control(Adaptive Cruise Control - ACC) via the steering wheel buttons. You can switch from active Pilot Assist to active Adaptive cruise control by pressing the left arrow button on the steering wheel. If you want to reactivate Pilot Assist, press the right arrow button on the steering wheel.

How do I know when Pilot Assist is providing steering assistance?

When the steering wheel symbol in the driver's display or the Head-up displayOption. Not applicable to XC40. is green, Pilot Assist is helping you to steer. If the steering wheel symbol is gray, no steering assistance is provided. You can clearly feel from the steering wheel when Pilot Assist is helping to steer. You can always steer the car yourself in a manner that differs from what Pilot Assist suggests. When you do so, you will feel slight resistance in the steering wheel as long as Pilot Assist is active.

16w49 - P5 - Support site - Pilot Assist grey and green steering wheels

When the steering wheel symbol in the driver's display is green, Pilot Assist is helping you to steer (illustration 2 on the right).

Steering assistance can toggle between off and on at any time

It is important to be aware that steering assistance may toggle between off and on at any time, without prior warning. This may be because the road lines are not clear enough for the system to see them, for example.

Focus on your driving and keep your hands on the wheel

It is also important for you always to continue to be active and alert when driving as Pilot Assist is unable to read all situations and the function may toggle between off and on without prior warning. If the system discovers that you are not keeping your hands on the steering wheel, a warning will sound and a text message will be shown on the driver display. Pilot Assist will be switched off if you fail to comply with the request.

Activate/deactivate Pilot Assist

The function can be easily activated/deactivated by scrolling to the Pilot Assist symbol using the arrow buttons on the steering wheel. Then press the steering wheel button to launch Pilot Assist.

Note

The function is briefly described below. For complete information and important warnings etc., refer to the owner's manual for your vehicle model.

Function availability may vary depending on the market and model.

Some systems are fitted as standard while others are options. This may vary depending on market, model year and car model.

Warning

The function described is a supplementary aid and 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.

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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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.