Instruments and controls

Head-up display*

Updated 7/23/2018

The head-up display shows warnings and information relating to speed, cruise control functions, navigation, etc. in the driver's field of vision. Road sign information and incoming phone calls are also shown in the head-up display.

Incoming phone calls.

Incoming phone calls.

The head-up display supplements the car's driver display and projects information onto the windscreen. The projected image can only be seen from the driver position.


The display unit from which the information is projected is located in the instrument panel. To avoid damage to the display unit's cover glass - do not store any objects on the cover glass and make sure that no objects fall down onto it.

Examples of what can be shown in the display.

Examples of what can be shown in the display.

Cruise control
Road signs

A number of symbols, e.g. the following, may be shown temporarily in the head-up display:

If the warning symbol illuminates - read the warning message in the driver display.

If the information symbol illuminates - read the message in the driver display.


When City Safety* is activated, the information in the head-up display is replaced by a graphic for City Safety. This graphic is illuminated even if the head-up display is switched off.

The graphic for City Safety flashes in order to catch the driver

The graphic for City Safety flashes in order to catch the driver's attention.


The driver's ability to see the information in the head-up display is impaired by the following:

  • use of polarising sunglasses
  • a driving position which means that the driver is not sitting centred in the seat
  • objects on the display unit's cover glass
  • unfavourable light conditions.


Certain visual defects may cause headaches and a feeling of stress during the use of the head-up display.


Activation/deactivation and adjustment of the head-up-display can only be performed when it shows a projected image. The car's engine must be running.

Activating/deactivating the head-up display

This function can be activated/deactivated in two ways via the centre display:

Via the function view

Press the Head-up display button.

Via settings

Press Settings in the top view.

Press My CarDisplays.

Select/deselect Head-Up Display.

Selecting display options

Press Settings in the top view.

Press My CarDisplaysHead-Up Display Options.

Select Show Navigation In Head-Up Display, Road Sign Information In Head-Up Display, Show Driver Support In Head-Up Display or Show Phone In Head-Up Display.

Adjusting brightness and vertical position

Press the Head-up display adjustments button in the function view in the centre display.

Adjust the brightness and vertical position of the projected image in the driver's field of vision using the steering wheel's right-hand keypad.

Reducing the brightness
Increasing the brightness
Raising the position
Lowering the position

Adjusting the brightness

The brightness of the graphics is automatically adapted to their background light conditions. The brightness is also affected by the adjustment of the brightness in the car's other displays.

Memory function in power front seat*

The vertical position can be stored in the memory function of the power front seat.

Calibrate the horizontal position

The head-up display's horizontal position may need to be calibrated if the windscreen or display unit is replaced. Calibration means that the projected image is rotated clockwise or anticlockwise.

Press Settings in the top view in the centre display.

Select My CarDisplaysHead-Up Display Calibration.

Calibrate the image's horizontal position with the steering wheel's right keypad.

Rotate anticlockwise
Rotate clockwise


Gently wipe the display's cover glass with a clean and dry microfibre cloth. If necessary, lightly moisten the microfibre cloth.

Never use strong stain removers. A special cleaning agent available from Volvo dealers can be used for more difficult cleaning.

Replacing the windscreen

Cars with head-up display are equipped with a special type of windscreen that meets the requirements for displaying the projected image.

When replacing the windscreen - contact an authorised workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.. The correct version of the windscreen must be fitted in order that the head-up display's graphics shall be displayed correctly.

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