Trip computer

Trip computer

Updated 7/23/2018

The car's trip computer records and calculates vales such as e.g. distance, fuel consumption and average speed whilst driving.

Trip computer content and appearance varies depending on whether the combined instrument panel is analogue or digital:

The information from the trip computer can be shown in the combined instrument panel

The information from the trip computer can be shown in the combined instrument panel's information display

The appearance and showing of the display may vary depending on the instrument variant.

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Trip meter

The trip computer has two trip meters and one odometer for the total mileage.

Average

Average fuel consumption is calculated from the last resetting.

Note

There may be a slight deviation if a fuel-driven heater* has been used.

Applies to Bi-Fuel* cars

During gas operation the trip computer shows the equivalent average consumption of gas.

Average speed

The average speed is calculated for the driving distance driven since the last reset to zero.

Instantaneous

The information for current fuel consumption is updated continuously - approximately once per second. When the car is driven at low speed the consumption is shown per time unit - at a higher speed it is shown related to mileage.

Different units (km/miles) can be selected for the display - see section "Change unit".

Applies to Bi-Fuel* cars

During gas operation the trip computer shows the equivalent consumption of gas.

Range - distance to empty tank

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The trip computer shows the approximate distance that can be driven with the fuel quantity remaining in the tank.

No guaranteed range remains when the heading Distance to empty shows "----".

  • In which case, refuel as soon as possible.

The calculation is based on the average fuel consumption over the last 30 km and the remaining driveable fuel quantity.

Note

There may be a slight deviation if the driving style has been changed.

An economic driving style generally results in a longer driving distance. For more information on how fuel consumption can be influenced, see Volvo Car Corporation's Environmental Philosophy.

Applies to Bi-Fuel* cars

Note

Display of distance to empty only applies to the petrol tank.

Digital speed display

The speed is shown in the opposite unitOnly with combined instrument panel "Digital". (kmh/mph) in relation to the main instrument. If it is calibrated in mph then the trip computer shows the corresponding speed in km/h and vice versa.

Change unit

You can change unit (km/miles) for distance and speed in the menu system MY CAR, see MY CAR.

Note

In addition to in the trip computer, these units are also changed in Volvo's navigation system*.


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