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MapCareTM

MapCareTM is a map update service for Volvo cars equipped with Sensus Navigation. This article mainly describes what the MapCareTM service involves for Volvo cars of model year 2016 and later (Life Time MapCareTM).

Import of POI files

Many companies offer so-called POI (Point Of Interest) files for download. In certain cases you can use the files to supplement Volvo's maps with information on e.g. speed cameras, campsites, etc. POI files in GPX format work best with the Sensus RTI system, but can also be imported to models with Sensus Navigation to a certain extent.

MapCareTM

Updated 11/25/2019

MapCareTM

MapCareTM is a map update service for Volvo cars equipped with Sensus Navigation. This article mainly describes what the MapCareTM service involves for Volvo cars of model year 2014 (2013 week 46) and later (Life Time MapCareTM).

Using MapCareTM

For cars of model year 2014 (2013 week 46) and later, you have the option of free map updates online (Life Time MapCareTM), see Map download for Sensus Navigation. Updates may be made 1-4 times a year (depending on region). You can also access the map updates via your Volvo dealer.

Life Time MapCareTM will be available at least until 2025.

Map updates online

To update and download maps online, a number of criteria have to be met:

  • Access to a USB memory stick with sufficient space to execute the update in the car. The biggest map requires a 32 GB USB stick. For the exact map size, see detailed information for each map.
  • Time to download the map to the car (approx. 1-2 hours).
  • You do not have to be driving your car while you execute the update, but the ignition has to be on. If you are not driving, battery support is recommended.

Get started with map updates online

Maps are updated in two steps. First, the map is downloaded to a USB memory stick and then the map is loaded from the USB memory stick to the car. To get started, see Map download for Sensus Navigation.

Map updates in the workshop

Your Volvo dealer can help you with updating and downloading maps. Map updates are free, but the dealer may charge for the workshop time required to install the maps.

You can always contact your Volvo dealer if you have any problems with downloading maps online.

Volvos of model year before 2014

For cars older than model year 2014 (2013 week 46), there is the option to purchase individual map boxes at a Volvo dealer. For more information, see Map updates for older navigation systems or contact your Volvo dealer.

Car model/model year

S60, V60, XC60 of model year 2014 (2013 week 46) equipped with Sensus Navigation (applies to all markets except for North America, Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea)

Car models of model year 2015 onwards equipped with Sensus Navigation

System

Sensus Navigation


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

S60, V60, XC60 of model year 2014 (2013 week 46) equipped with Sensus Navigation (applies to all markets except for North America, Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea)

Car models of model year 2015 onwards equipped with Sensus Navigation

System

Sensus Navigation


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Map updates for older navigation systems

Here you will find information about how map updates are performed for systems other than Sensus Navigation. Volvo supplies several different navigation systems, which are listed in this article.

Update maps directly from the car

If your car is connected to the Internet, the maps can be updated directly from the car.

Map download for Sensus Navigation

MapCareTM is a map update service for Volvo cars equipped with Sensus Navigation. Maps are updated in two steps. First, the map is downloaded to a USB memory and then the map is loaded from the USB memory to the car. Instructions for these steps are described in this article.

Map download for Sensus Navigation

MapCareTM is a map update service for Volvo cars equipped with Sensus Navigation. Maps are updated in two steps. First, the map is downloaded to a USB memory and then the map is loaded from the USB memory to the car. Instructions for these steps are described in this article.