Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Driver support / Cross Traffic Alert

Volvo XC90: Driver support / Cross Traffic Alert

(Option/accessory.)

Cross Traffic Alert(CTA) is a supplementary driver support system to BLIS1 that is intended to help the driver detect vehicles crossing behind the vehicle while backing up.

The auto-brake subfunction can help the driver stop the car if there is a risk of collision with an unobserved vehicle.

Volvo XC90. Cross Traffic Alert

Examples of areas in which Cross Traffic Alert can help the driver detect obstacles while backing up.

The function is primarily designed to detect vehicles, but in certain cases can also detect pedestrians or smaller objects such as bicycles.

The function is only active when the vehicle is moving backward or reverse gear is engaged.

If the function detects that something is approaching your vehicle from the side:

  • an audible signal will sound from either the left or right speaker, depending on which side of your vehicle the object is approaching from.
  • an icon will illuminate in the Park Assist System graphic on the screen.
  • an icon will appear in the Park Assist Camera's Top view.

Volvo XC90. Cross Traffic Alert

Illuminated Cross Traffic Alert icon in the Park Assist System graphic on the screen.

If the driver does not pay attention to the warning from the function and a collision is unavoidable, the auto brake function will intervene to stop the vehicle and a text will be shown on the instrument panel to explain why the vehicle was braked.

WARNING

  • 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 Distance Alert

    Distance Alert limitations

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    Activating or deactivating Cross Traffic Alert

    (* Option/accessory.) (Warning for crossing traffic when the vehicle is backing up.) The driver can choose to deactivate the Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) function...

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      Apps

      The App view contains apps that provide access to certain vehicle services.

      Swipe the center display screen from right to left1 to access the App view from the Home view. This view displays downloaded apps (third-party apps) as well as apps for integrated functions, such as FM radio.

      Volvo XC90. Apps

      App view. (generic illustration; basic apps vary depending on market and model)

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