IntelliSafe-driver support

IntelliSafe is the Volvo Cars concept for car safety. IntelliSafe comprises a number of systems, both standard and optional, whose purpose is to make a car journey safe, to prevent injuries and to protect passengers and other road users.


IntelliSafe includes driver support functions such as Adaptive cruise control* which helps the driver to maintain an even speed combined with a preselected time interval to the vehicle ahead.

Pilot Assist1 helps the driver to drive the car between the lane's edge markings using steering assistance as well as to maintain an even speed, combined with a preselected time interval to the vehicle ahead.

Park Assist Pilot* helps the driver to park in or leave a parking space.

Other examples of systems that can help the driver are the Active main beam, Cross Traffic Alert (CTA)* and Blind Spot Information (BLIS)* systems.


City Safety is a function that can contribute to preventing accidents. The function can 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 the driver act in time. If the driver does not react to the warning and the risk of collision is assessed as imminent then City Safety can automatically brake the car.

Lane assistance (LKA) is another example of a function that can help prevent accidents by helping the driver - on motorways and similar larger roads - to reduce the risk of the car accidentally leaving its own lane.

The function Steering aid during increased collision risk can help the driver reduce the risk of the car leaving its lane unintentionally and/or colliding with another vehicle or obstacle by actively steering the car back into its lane and/or swerving.


With the aim of protecting the driver and passengers, the car is equipped with seatbelt tensioners which can tension the seatbelts in critical situations and in collisions. The car also has airbags and inflatable curtains, as well as Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS), which protects against whiplash injuries.

A Pedestrian Protection System (PPS) is also available for mitigating a pedestrian's impact with the car in the event of a frontal collision.

  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 This function can be either standard or optional, depending on market.