Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Driver support / Distance Alert

Volvo XC90: Driver support / Distance Alert

(Option/accessory.)

The Distance Alert function can help the driver become aware if the time interval to the vehicle in front is too short. The vehicle must be equipped with a head-up display* in order to display Distance Alert.

Volvo XC90. Distance Alert

Symbol for Distance Alert on the windshield with head-up display

In vehicles equipped with a head-up display, a symbol will be displayed on the windshield as long as the time interval to the vehicle ahead is shorter than the set time interval. However, the Show Driver Support function must be activated under Settings in the vehicle's menu system.

Distance Alert is active at speeds above 30 km/h (20 mph) and only reacts for vehicles ahead moving in the same direction as your vehicle. No distance information is provided for oncoming, slow-moving or stationary vehicles.

Volvo XC90. Distance Alert

Distance Alert warning light displayed on the windshield.

Even if the vehicle is not equipped with headup display, a warning light will be displayed on the windshield and glow steadily if the time interval to the vehicle ahead is shorter than the set time interval.

NOTE

Visual warnings on the windshield may be difficult to notice in cases of strong sunlight, reflections, extreme light contrasts, or if the driver is wearing sunglasses or is not looking straight ahead.

NOTE

Distance Alert is deactivated while Adaptive Cruise Control* or Pilot Assist* is active.

WARNING

Distance Alert only reacts of the time interval to the vehicle ahead is shorter than the preset value – vehicle speed is not affected.

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.

* Option/accessory.

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