Large Animal Detection

Large Animal Detection

If a large animal appears in front of your car then Large Animal Detection, which is part of City Safety, can warn about the animal and provide brake assistance in certain situations.

Large animals

To increase the chances of the system providing warnings relating to larger animals (e.g. deer and horses), the system function which identifies the animal must receive body contour information that is as clear as possible. This assumes that the system has the option of distinguishing the animal directly from the side in combination with a pattern of movement normal for the animal.

If parts of the animal's body are not visible to the function's camera then the system cannot detect the animal.

City Safety can also detect large animals in the dark if they are illuminated by the car's headlamps.

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Elk and horse are examples of what City Safety interprets as large animals - standing still or moving slowly, with clear body outlines.

City Safety is supplementary driver support, but it cannot detect all large animals in all situations and, for example, cannot see:

  • partially obscured large animals.
  • larger animals seen from the front or from behind.
  • large animals that run or move quickly.
  • large animals if the background contrast of the animals is poor - warning and brake interventions may then be late or not occur at all.
  • small animals such as dogs and cats, for example.

The driver is always responsible that the vehicle is driven correctly and with a safety distance adapted to the speed.

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

The range of models may vary depending on market.

This article is applicable to

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

The range of models may vary depending on market.

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