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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Opening/closing 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.

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.

Parallel parking with Park Assist Pilot

Updated 9/17/2019

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.

Parallel parking with Park Assist Pilot

Park Assist Pilot Option is a driver support that can assist you when parallel parking.

Park Assist Pilot, parallel parking

Note

The appearance of the menu options and settings may vary depending on the software version and language settings.

Searching and checking spaces

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When you have reached a street you want to park in, slow down and tap on Park In in the centre display's function view or equivalent button in the camera view.

The system will now search for a suitable parking space. Continue to drive along the street where you want to park. Drive no faster than 30 km/h (20 mph) and no further than 1.5 metres from the other parallel-parked cars.

When the system advises via the centre display that it has found a suitable parking space, follow the instructions and be prepared to stop the car completely.

Select Parallel parking in the pop-up window that appears in the centre display, make sure that the steering wheel can move freely and engage reverse gear.

Note

The default setting for Park Assist Pilot is to search for parking spaces on the passenger side of the car. To search for parking spaces on the driver's side, activate the driver's side direction indicators while the search for a parking space is in progress.

Reversing into a parking space

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With reverse gear engaged, check that there are no obstructions behind and around the car.

Reverse slowly into the space. Drive no faster than 7 km/h (4 mph) and make sure that the steering wheel can move freely. Always pay attention behind and around the car while reversing for any obstructions that may appear or if there are obstructions that the sensors have not detected. Always be prepared to brake the car if necessary.

Stop the car completely when the message advising this is shown in the centre display.

Note

Make sure that the steering wheel can move freely while Park Assist Pilot is helping to steer the car. Wait until steering wheel turning has stopped before you start to drive forward or backward. Always be prepared to take over steering if necessary.

Positioning the car in a parking space

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Wait until steering wheel turning has stopped and then drive as instructed in the centre display.

Continue to follow the instructions in the centre display and be prepared to stop and/or reverse if instructed to do so. Remember to always pay attention around the car.

When the function has calculated that parking is finished, it is deactivated automatically. Make additional manual corrections to the parking if you consider it necessary. As the driver, you decide if and when the car is parked correctly. As the driver, you are always responsible that the car is parked safely.

Note

Park Assist Pilot is a supplementary aid and cannot handle all situations in all conditions. The driver is always responsible for:

  • keeping a close watch around the car.
  • following the instructions in the centre display.
  • selecting the correct gear.
  • controlling and maintaining a safe speed.
  • braking and stopping.

Note

Note that Park Assist Pilot cannot be activated when a trailer is connected to the car.

Warning

The function described is a supplementary aid - it 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.

For more detailed information, see the Owner's Manual for your car.

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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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.

Adapting the beam pattern from the headlamps

If the car is equipped with LED headlamps with adaptive functionality, then the headlamp pattern should be reset when changing from right to left-hand traffic, and vice versa.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.