General information about updating
Maps may be updated 2-12 times a year (depending on market).
There are two ways to update maps. Either via a computer and a USB memory, or directly from the car1 (if the car is connected to the Internet).
The car's map is divided up into a number of predefined regions. When updating map data it is not necessary to update all the regions - the driver can choose to only update one or more specific regions.
One or several regions can be updated when the car is connected to the Internet. If a large number of regions - or the whole map - is to be updated, the total quantity of map data can be so large that it is much easier to update via a computer using a USB memory.
Updating of the map structure
Sometimes the map structure must be changed - this occurs if a region has to be added or when a large region needs to be divided into smaller regions. When this occurs any attempt to update individual regions using a normal procedure will fail and a message will indicate the reason.
Instead, the whole map must be reinstalled using a USB memory stick. For further information, search support information at www.volvocars.com or contact a Volvo dealer.
Updating of the navigation system software
Besides the map data, the navigation system's own software, which is subject to constant development, requires updating now and then. A situation can then arise where the latest updates of map data cannot be supported by the existing software of the navigation system. In which case, a message is shown to inform that the navigation system software must also be updated. This can be done at a Volvo dealer. It is also possible to get help with the map update itself at a Volvo dealer. However, note that even if the map update itself is free-of-charge, the workshop time for performing the update may involve charges.
Frequently asked questions
|Is it possible to change the platform for map data, e.g. from Europe to North America?||Yes, with some exceptions. Contact a Volvo dealer for up-to-date information.|
|How long does it take to download a map update?||It depends on the map file size and the connection bandwidth. Information about the update's size (MB) is shown on the screen.|
|How large is an update?||This depends on the market. Detailed information is provided for each market's map under the support information at volvocars.com.|
|None of this updating works - what should I do?||Search further support information at volvocars.com or contact a Volvo dealer.|