Parallel parking with Park Assist Pilot

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

The range of models may vary depending on market.

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