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Restricting the car's functions with Red Key

When you lend your car to someone you have the option to limit the car's functions using a Red Key. Amongst other things, you can set a speed limit or the maximum volume for the speakers.

IntelliSafe safety check when starting

When you start the car after it has been switched off completely, a safety check of the car's driver support systems is shown in the driver display. This is a new visual function that is being added with software to be released in November 2017.

Parallel parking with Park Assist Pilot

You can get assistance with parallel parking using the Park Assist Pilot option. Here you can find information and video tutorials that describe how to use the function.

Setting the clock

The first time you use the car, or if the current to the car's battery has been disconnected, you may need to make the settings for time and date. It is important that the clock is set, so that the car can connect to the Internet, amongst other things.

Hold and Charge

Using the Hold and Charge functions you have the option to control hybrid battery charging while driving. Hold and Charge have replaced the Save drive mode that was previously in cars with hybrid engines.

Driver profiles

In order for your Volvo to be customised for you every time you get into the car, you have the option to save and protect your personal preferences in driver profiles. The driver profiles can be connected to the car's keys, and when the car is unlocked, its settings are adjusted to the driver profile in the key being used.

Perpendicular parking with Park Assist Pilot

You can get assistance with perpendicular parking using the Park Assist Pilot option. Here you can find information and video tutorials that describe how to use the function.

Private locking

When you drop the car off for service, at a hotel or similar, you can use the private locking function to lock the glovebox, tailgate, boot lid or rear seat. The private locking function varies depending on car model.

Useful information about the car's windows

All the power windows can be controlled from the driver's door and for the other doors each power window can be controlled from its own door. For certain models there is also the option to specify a panoramic roof.

IntelliSafe - driver support and safety

IntelliSafe is the Volvo Cars concept concerning car safety and it consists of a number of functions that can actively or passively assist you with your driving in different situations. For example, the functions can help you to maintain a certain time interval to the vehicle in front of you, prevent a collision by giving a warning and braking the car, or help with parking.

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.

Connected Safety

The Connected Safety function can inform the driver whether another vehicle further ahead on the same road has activated its hazard warning flashers or detected slippery driving conditions. Information about slippery driving conditions can also be provided if your own car detects slippery surfaces.

How do I notice that a safety function has been activated?

If you notice that the car acts of its own accord in an unexpected way then this may be due to one of the car's safety-related functions being activated.

Updated appearance of warning messages for Pilot Assist, cruise control, adaptive cruise control and speed limiter

With the software update released in May 2018, the appearance of certain warning messages has been updated for the following functions, Pilot Assist, cruise control (CC), adaptive cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter(SL).

Tips for using Pilot Assist

Pilot Assist is a comfort function that can provide you with steering assistance and help you to maintain the distance to the vehicle in front of you. Initially, you may find it feels a little strange when Pilot Assist helps to control your car, and you may need to drive a few kilometres with Pilot Assist before you feel completely at home with the function. Below are some tips that you may find useful when using Pilot Assist.

Automatic start of seat heating

The function for automatic start of seat heating varies depending on car model and differs between the driver's and passenger sides.

Connecting driver profile to key

Personal preferences for seats, climate control, audio, navigation and communication, amongst other things, can be saved in driver profiles and connected to one of the car's keys.

Edit and protect driver profile

You can save personal settings specific to you in a driver profile by protecting the profile. The settings currently active at the time of locking are then saved. You can also name ore rename a profile whenever you wish.

Operating the tailgate with foot movement

When your hands are occupied, you can open or close the tailgate with a single foot movement under the car's rear bumper. The function is an option and varies depending on the car model.

Pilot Assist and Lane assistance

Updated 11/25/2019

Pilot Assist and Lane assistance

Pilot Assist is a comfort function that can help you to keep your car within its own lane and maintain a safe distance from vehicles in front of you. Lane Keeping Aid is a function which, in a similar way, can help you in some situations to reduce the risk of your car accidentally leaving its own lane.

Pilot Assist

Pilot Assist may vary depending on model year. The information below is applicable to model year 2017.

Pilot Assist can help you to steer your car between the lane markings, as well as maintaining a preset speed or distance to the vehicle ahead. This function can also help you to maintain an even line on the carriageway by keeping track of the lane's lane lines.

What does Pilot Assist do?

  • Can help to keep the car within its lane by assisting steering in some cases.
  • Can help to maintain a preset speed or the distance to the vehicle ahead by means of acceleration and braking operations.

Activate/deactivate Pilot Assist

16w17 - Support site - Pilot assist - Steering wheel symbol on the driver display

Browse to Pilot Assist using the steering wheel's arrow keys. Press the steering wheel button to launch Pilot Assist.

Note

With Sensus Connect software from May 2017, Pilot Assist cannot be activated if a trailer, bicycle rack or similar has been connected to the car's electrical system.

How do I know when Pilot Assist is operational?

Symbols in the driver's display in the car indicate when this function is operational.

When the steering wheel in the middle is grey, Pilot Assist is running but steering assistance is not active:

16w17 - P5 - Support site - Pilot assist not active

Grey steering wheel = Pilot Assist is running but steering assistance is not active.

When the steering wheel is green, Pilot Assist is running and steering assistance is active:

16w17 - P5 - Support site - Pilot assist active

Green steering wheel = Pilot Assist steering assistance is active.

Conditions for Pilot Assist

The following are required to allow Pilot Assist to help you drive the car and contribute with steering assistance:

  • Pilot Assist must be enabled using the steering wheel button.
  • The driver must be wearing the seatbelt and the driver's door must be closed.
  • The lane's edge markings must be clear and must be detected by the car. If the car cannot detect the road lines then the steering assistance may disappear/return without warning.
  • The speed must not exceed 140 km/h (87 mph).
  • The driver must keep his/her hands on the steering wheel.

Tips for using Pilot Assist

To find out more about what Pilot Assist has to offer, more information and useful tips can be found here.

Lane assistance

Lane assistance (LKALane Keeping Aid) can provide steering assistance and/or a warning to the driver when the vehicle is about to leave its own lane unintentionally. This function is active in the speed range 65-200 km/h (40-125 mph) on roads with clearly visible lane lines.

What does lane assistance do?

  • Lane assistance can provide the driver with steering assistance, steering the car back into its lane and/or providing warnings using acoustic signals or steering wheel vibration.

Activating/deactivating lane assistance

16w17 - Support site - Lane keeping aid function button

Enable/disable this function by pressing the LKA symbol in the function view in the centre display.

How do I know when lane assistance is operational?

Symbols in the driver's display in the car show the status of the function.

16w17 - Support site - Lane keeping aid unavailable

A grey symbol in the driver's display means that the function is running but the conditions for LKA have not been met.

16w17 - Support site - Lane keeping aid - White (active)

A white symbol in the driver's display means that the conditions for LKA have been met and that the function is available.

16w17 - Support site - Lane keeping aid - Orange (started)

An orange symbol in the driver's display means that LKA is providing steering assistance back in to the lane and/or will provide warnings using acoustic signals or steering wheel vibration.

Conditions for lane assistance

The following are required for this function to be able to provide steering assistance:

  • The car must maintain a speed of between 65 and 200 km/h (40-125 mph).
  • The lane's edge markings must be clear and must be detected by the car.
  • The driver must keep his/her hands on the steering wheel for Lane Keeping Aid to provide steering assistance.

Warning

The functions described are supplementary aids - they cannot handle all situations in all conditions.

The driver always bears responsibility that the vehicle is driven safely and that applicable road traffic rules and regulations are followed.

Note

The functions are briefly described below. For more detailed information and important warnings regarding functions, etc., see the Owner's Manual for your car model.

Some of the car's systems are fitted as standard while others are options. This may vary depending on market, model year and car model.

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.


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

S60 and S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


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Collision avoidance assistance

The collision avoidance assistance function can help you to reduce the risk of the car accidentally leaving its lane and/or colliding with another vehicle or obstacle by actively steering the car back into the lane and/or swerving.

Driving out from parallel parking with Park Assist Pilot

You can get assistance with driving out from parallel parking using the Park Assist Pilot option. Here you can find information and video tutorials that describe how to use the function.

Privacy locking

The purpose of privacy locking, which is called private locking on certain models, is to be able to lock the boot lid/tailgate and glovebox but still have the option to open the doors and start the car. Privacy locking is especially useful when you are leaving your car in for service or at a hotel.

Park Assist Pilot

The Park Assist Pilot option is a function that can assist you with manoeuvring your car while parking. It can also assist with steering when driving out from parallel parking. This article provides information, video tutorials and links to instructions showing how and when to use the function.