Lane Departure Warning LDW or LKA
Volvo has developed two different systems for lane keeping assistance:
- LDW - Lane Departure Warning which only warns the driver.
- LKA - Lane Keeping Aid(Lane Keeping Aid) which, in addition to warning the driver, also actively steers the car.
The Volvo S60 can be supplied with both variants - market and engine alternatives determine which of the systems the car is equipped with.
In the event of uncertainty whether the car has LDW or LKA:
- Open the menu system MY CAR and locate - which specifies Lane Departure Warning if the car has LDW or Lane Keeping Aid for LKA.
Principle for LDW
(The figure is schematic - not model specific.)
LDW consists of a camera that detects the side lines painted on the road/lane.
If the vehicle crosses the left or right-hand side line of the carriageway without due cause then the driver is alerted by an acoustic signal.
The driver is only warned once each time the wheels cross a line. So there is no acoustic alarm when there is a line between the car's wheels.