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The differences between Sensus Navigation and Internet maps

Volvo offers a navigation system called Sensus Navigation as well as a map service called Internet maps. Since they resemble each other visually, it is not always easy to immediately see which system your Volvo is equipped with.

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).

Cancel route

You can easily cancel an ongoing route in the centre display.

Send destination to the car via Send to Car

Send to Car allows you to send map destinations to your Volvo. You can send destinations from your browser in a computer or via the Volvo On Call app. To use this function, your car must be equipped with Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation, and there must be a Volvo ID registered to the car. To use the function via the Volvo On Call app, your car also has to be equipped with Volvo On Call.

The differences between Sensus Navigation and Internet maps

Volvo offers a navigation system called Sensus Navigation as well as a map service called Internet maps. Since they resemble each other visually, it is not always easy to immediately see which system your Volvo is equipped with.

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

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 Send to Car

Send to Car allows you to send map destinations to your Volvo from your web browser at home. In the markets where Volvo On Call is available, there is also the option to send destinations via the Volvo On Call app to your car. To use the function, your car has to be equipped with Sensus Navigation.

Sensus Navigation button (NAV)

Cars of Model Year 2015 are equipped with a NAV button for the option to be upgraded to the Sensus Navigation system.