Voice recognition

The voice recognition system allows the driver to use voice recognition to control certain functions of the media player, Bluetooth-connected phone, the climate system and Volvo's navigation system*.

Voice commands offer convenience and help the driver to avoid being distracted, and instead concentrate on driving and focus attention on the road and the traffic conditions.


The driver always holds overall responsibility for driving the vehicle in a safe manner and complying with all applicable rules of the road.

Voice recognition control takes place in dialogue form with spoken commands from the user and verbal response from the system. The voice recognition system uses the same microphone as the Bluetooth handsfree system and the voice recognition system's replies come via the car's speakers. In some cases, a text message is also shown in the driver display. Functions are controlled from the right-hand steering wheel keypad. Settings are made via the centre display.

System updating

The voice recognition system is continuously improved. Download updates for optimal performance, see support.volvocars.com.

  1. * Option/accessory.