Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Driver support / Connected Safety

Volvo XC90: Driver support / Connected Safety

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Connected Safety communicates information between your vehicle and other vehicles via the Internet1. The function is designed to notify the driver of any hazardous road conditions ahead.

The function can notify the driver if another vehicle further down the road has activated its hazard warning flashers or detected slippery road conditions. You will also be notified if your own vehicle detects slippery road conditions.

Connected Safety can assist the driver with the following:

  • Hazard warning flashers alert
  • Slippery road alerts

Connected Safety communication between vehicles only works for vehicles that are equipped with the function and have it activated.

Hazard warning flashers alert

If your vehicle's hazard warning flashers are activated, information on this can be sent to other vehicles approaching your location.

Volvo XC90. Connected Safety When your vehicle approaches a vehicle with its hazard warning flashers on, this symbol will appear in the instrument panel.

In vehicles equipped with a head-up display, the warning symbols for Connected Safety will also be displayed there.

Slippery road alerts

If your own car detects reduced friction between your tires and the road, information on this can be sent to vehicles approaching your own car's position.

Volvo XC90. Connected Safety As the vehicle approaches the area affected, this symbol will be displayed in the instrument panel to alert the driver of slippery road conditions. Drivers of other vehicles receiving information via Connected Safety will receive similar notifications as they approach the area.

In vehicles equipped with a head-up display, the warning symbols for Connected Safety will also be displayed there.


  • The function is supplementary driver support intended to facilitate driving and help make it safer – it cannot handle all situations in all traffic, weather and road conditions.
  • The driver is advised to read all sections in the Owner's Manual about this function to learn of its limitations, which the driver must be aware of before using the function.
  • Driver support functions are not a substitute for the driver's attention and judgment. The driver is always responsible for ensuring the vehicle is driven in a safe manner, at the appropriate speed, with an appropriate distance to other vehicles, and in accordance with current traffic rules and regulations.

1 There may be a charge for transmitting data over the Internet, depending on your service plan.

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