IntelliSafe – driver support and safety

IntelliSafe is the Volvo Cars concept for car safety. IntelliSafe comprises a number of systems1, whose purpose is to make a car journey safer, to prevent injuries and to protect passengers and other road users.


The functions are supplementary aids - they cannot handle all situations in all conditions.

The driver always bears responsibility that the vehicle is driven safely and that applicable road traffic rules and regulations are followed.


With the aim of assisting the driver to drive the car in a safer way, IntelliSafe has the following functions.

  • Active main beam
  • Tunnel detection
  • Pilot Assist
  • Cross Traffic Alert*
  • Blind Spot Information*
  • Park Assist*
  • Park Assist Pilot*
  • Park assist camera*
  • Road Sign Information*
  • Electronic stability control
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Speed limiter*
  • Cruise control
  • Adaptive cruise control*
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Driver Alert Control
  • All-wheel drive2


With the aim of assisting the driver to avoid an accident, IntelliSafe has the following functions.

  • City Safety
  • Distance Warning*
  • Lane assistance
  • Collision Avoidance


With the aim of protecting the driver and passengers in certain situations in the event of an accident, IntelliSafe has the following collaborative functions.

  • Whiplash Protection System
  • Pedestrian Protection System
  • Seatbelts with seatbelt tensioners
  • Airbags


Read the individual sections on each system in order to fully understand the functions and learn about important warnings.
  1. 1 Some of the systems are fitted as standard, while others are options. This may vary depending on market, model year and car model.
  2. * Option/accessory.
  3. 2 All Wheel Drive