Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Driver support / Setting time interval to the vehicle ahead

Volvo XC90: Driver support / Setting time interval to the vehicle ahead

The time interval to the vehicle ahead can be set for the functions Adaptive Cruise Control*, Pilot Assist* and Distance Alert*.

Volvo XC90. Setting time interval to the vehicle ahead Different time intervals to the vehicle ahead can be selected and are shown in the instrument panel as 1–5 horizontal bars. The more bars, the longer the time interval. One bar represents an interval of approx. 1 second to the vehicle ahead. 5 bars represents approx. 3 seconds.

NOTE

When the symbol in the instrument panel shows a vehicle and a steering wheel, Pilot Assist follows a vehicle ahead at a preset time interval.

When only a steering wheel is shown, there is no vehicle ahead within a reasonable distance.

NOTE

When the symbol in the instrument panel shows two vehicles, Adaptive Cruise Control is following the vehicle ahead at a preset time interval.

When only one vehicle is shown, there is no vehicle ahead within a reasonable distance.

Volvo XC90. Setting time interval to the vehicle ahead

Controls for setting a time interval.

Volvo XC90. Setting time interval to the vehicle ahead Reduce the time interval

Volvo XC90. Setting time interval to the vehicle ahead Increase the time interval

Volvo XC90. Setting time interval to the vehicle ahead Distance indicator

  • Press the (1) or (2) button to decrease or increase the time interval.
    • The distance indicator (3) shows the current time interval.

In order to help your vehicle follow the vehicle ahead as smoothly and comfortably as possible, Adaptive Cruise Control allows the time interval to vary noticeably in certain situations. At low speeds, when the distance to the vehicle ahead is short, Adaptive Cruise Control increases the time interval slightly.

NOTE

  • The greater the vehicles' speed, the greater the distance between them for a set time interval.
  • Only use the time intervals permitted by local traffic regulations.
  • If driver support does not seem to respond with a speed increase when activated, it may be because the time interval to the vehicle ahead is shorter than the set time interval.

WARNING

  • Only use a time interval suitable for the current traffic conditions.
  • The driver should be aware that short time intervals give them limited time to react and act to any unforeseen traffic situation.

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