New Technology and Safety Features For The Volvo V70, XC70 and S80

Volvo V70

Volvo V70

The Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 have seen interior and exterior equipment upgrades, and are available to order now.

Volvo Sensus

With Sensus, all information is displayed on either a five or seven inch colour screen located in the upper part of the centre stack. The screen is positioned high up in order to make it easy for the driver to keep in view whilst still focusing on the road

Buttons built into the steering wheel can control all functions as well as touch buttons located below the screen. Pressing once on the "My Car" button in the centre stack offers access to a range of settings, such as for City Safety, Collision Warning, Pedestrian Detection, Driver Alert System, Active Cruise Control, lighting, door mirrors, climate unit, central locking and audio system.

If the customer chooses a multimedia audio system, Volvo Sensus comes upgraded with the larger seven-inch screen that also displays information and images from the navigation system, phone, reversing camera, panorama camera, DVD player, digital TV and more. The Bluetooth connection now allows for streaming music as well as hands free conversations.

Integrated navigation with voice command and rear-seat entertainment system are available as an option. The entertainment system includes DVD player, two headrest integrated eight inch screens, wireless headphones and remote control.

City Safety is standard in all three models. The system can lessen the severity of or entirely avoid low-speed rear-end collisions at speeds of up to 30km/h. City Safety monitors vehicles in front by utilising a laser sensor built into the windscreen at the height of the rear-view mirror. The car will automatically brake if the driver does not respond in time when the car in front slows down or stops - it will also engage if car is travelling too too fast towards a stationary object.

If the relative speed difference between the two vehicles is less than 15km/h the collision can be avoided completely. With a speed difference of between 15-30km/h the speed of the impact will be reduced to minimise the effects of the collision.

Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake, previously presented in the Volvo S60, V60 and XC60, is now also available in the Volvo V70, XC70 and S80. Using a radar and a camera to monitor the front of the car for pedestrians, the system will first provide a warning to alert the driver, if the driver does not respond the can automatically brakes with full force before the collision becomes unavoidable. braking, collisions can in certain circumstances be avoided at speeds below 35 km/h.

The Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 can also be equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control which helps maintain a pre-selected distance by the driver. This system now operates from moving down to a standstill, with the car automatically pulling away once the traffic starts moving again.

Published 14 April 2011 Staff

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