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Updated 11/25/2019

Traffic information in real time (RTTI)

Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) helps you to keep a check on the traffic situation so that you can better plan your route. You get important information in real time on traffic jams, road closures and other situations that may affect your travel time.

Traffic information

Information on traffic events and traffic flow is retrieved continuously from an internet service.

Traffic conditions are shown for motorways, major roads, country roads and for certain inner city routes.

RTTI needs to be activated

You can choose yourself whether or not you want to activate the RTTI service. If the service is not activated then no information will be shared from your car. However, the service needs the facility to share information between cars to be able to offer you reports and updates about traffic situations and traffic conditions. Your integrity is important to Volvo, and you have the option to decide whether you want to activate functions that use your GPS position, for example, in order to retrieve traffic information.

The option to activate the service may need to be selected when you make settings in a new car, for example, as well as after certain software updates, after workshop visits or when creating a new driver profile.

To activate RTTI, follow the instructions under the heading Using RTTI below.

If you experience problems with the service, despite it being activated previously, you can check whether or not the logged-in driver profile has started the service. If not, select whether the profile should activate the service or change to a driver profile that has RTTI activated. To change driver profile, go to Profile under the top view in your centre display. To read more about driver profiles, see Driver profiles.


Some services and apps in your car need access to data sharing in order to function. You choose yourself whether you want to approve data sharing in your car. For more information on data sharing and which car models are affected, see Privacy and data sharing.

Coloured lines show the traffic situation

The map shows text, symbols and how the traffic is moving in the different route directions with coloured lines.

16w17 - Support site - Real Time Traffic Information Screen

Coloured lines notify you of the traffic situation.

  • Green: no disruptions
  • Amber: shows the extent of a traffic event, e.g. roadworks. The actual flow is not reflected.
  • Orange: slow traffic
  • Red: congestion/traffic jam/accident
  • Black: road closed

Using RTTI

To use RTTI the car must have an Internet connection. RTTI is enabled/disabled as follows:

Press Settings in top view.

Tap on NavigationTraffic and tick Real Time Traffic Information. Untick to deactivate.

If the car's Internet connection is disconnected when RTTI is activated then the normal traffic information will be activated automatically. If the car is reconnected to the Internet then RTTI is reactivated.

If you do not want to see the green line

If you do not want to see the green lines indicating that the traffic is flowing with no problems, you can disable them as follows:

Press Settings in top view.

Press NavigationTraffic and uncheck Show Free Flowing Traffic.


Functionality and availability vary depending on the market. Contact an authorised Volvo dealer for more information on available markets.

Coverage areas for traffic information are being increased continuously.

The traffic information that is shared is anonymous and is only shared when RTTI is activated.

Car model/model year

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 onwards

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards

XC40, XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards

V60, V60 Twin Engine and V60 Cross Country of model year 2019 onwards

S60 and S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


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