Volvo Driver Assistance System Guide

Volvo Driver Assistance System Guide - Volvo Cars Cincinnati

Volvo has earned a reputation for safety, as well as a reputation for cutting-edge technology. A Volvo engineer invented the modern three-point seatbelt all the way back in 1959, and that same design is standard across all automobile manufacturers to this day. Now, Volvo is pushing the envelope once again with innovative driver assistance technology features that are designed to take an active role in your safety when you're behind the wheel. Continue reading to learn more about these safety systems in detail.

Volvo Driver Assistance System Guide

Volvo Surround View Camera

Surround View Camera

The surround view camera on your Volvo uses four high-definition cameras – one on the front, one on the rear, and one under each side mirror – to provide a 360-degree bird's eye view of your Volvo, which makes parking in tight spaces much easier. In addition, these cameras also aid some of the other driver assistance technologies.

Volvo Collision Avoidance Technology

Collision Avoidance Technology

An array of sensors, in addition to the cameras mentioned above, are hard at work every second your Volvo is running to scan the road around you and keep you safe. A selection of audiovisual warnings, as well as targeted vibrations, let you know when these systems are working to alert you to danger – even when the system has already taken steps to mitigate that danger. In fact, if a collision is imminent, your Volvo will brake automatically to lessen the impact or prevent it altogether.

Volvo Lane Keeping Assistance

Lane Keeping Assistance

Volvo lane keeping assistance technology reads the lines on the road to monitor your position within a lane of traffic. If your vehicle begins to leave your lane of traffic at a speed over 40 miles per hour without having your turn signal activated, the system will gently steer your car back into its lane. If you continue to drift out of your lane after this, the system will vibrate the steering wheel to alert you to the danger.

Volvo Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)

The blind spot information system (BLIS) in your Volvo will illuminate small lights on your door mirrors to warn you of vehicles approaching in your blind spot. In addition, if you attempt to change lanes, the system will intervene and guide you back into your lane, preventing an accident from occurring.

Volvo Run-off Road Mitigation Technology

Run-off Road Mitigation Technology

Volvo uses run-off road mitigation technology to prevent drivers from accidentally driving off the side of the road. Much like the lane departure system, this system reads the lines on the road to gently steer your vehicle and keep it on the road at speeds between 40 and 87 miles per hour. If necessary, the run-off road mitigation system will apply the brakes to prevent you from leaving the road.

Volvo Driver Assistance System

Seeing is Believing

Experience these advanced safety systems yourself with a test drive in a new Volvo vehicle. Contact us today at Volvo Cars Cincinnati, and we'll be happy to show you how a new Volvo can keep you and your family safe. It's a dangerous world out there, but your Volvo will always cover your back – and your front and sides, too.

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