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Collision warning – introduction

Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake is designed to assist the driver if there is a risk of a collision with a pedestrian, a cyclist, a vehicle ahead that is at a standstill or one that is moving in the same direction as your vehicle.

This system consists of the following three functions:

  • Collision Warning warns the driver of a potential collision situation.
  • Brake Support helps the driver brake efficiently in a critical situation.
  • Auto-brake brakes the vehicle automatically if a collision with a pedestrian, a cyclist or another vehicle cannot be avoided and the driver does not apply the brakes in time or steer around the person/vehicle. Auto-brake can help prevent a collision or reduce the speed at which a collision occurs.

Since Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake is activated in circumstances where the driver should have begun braking much sooner, the system will not be able to assist the driver in all situations.

This system is designed to activate as late as possible to help avoid unnecessary intervention.

The system should not be used in such a way that the driver changes his/her way of operating the vehicle. If the driver relies entirely on the system, the chances of an accident eventually occurring increase considerably.

The Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake and City Safety™ systems supplement each other. See City Safety – introduction for detailed information about City Safety™.

No automatic system can be guaranteed to function 100% correctly in all situations. For that reason, never test the Auto-brake system by driving toward a person or object. This could result in serious injury or death.

  • Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake does not work in all driving, traffic, weather and road conditions. It does not react to vehicles not traveling in the same direction as your vehicle.
  • Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake does not react to animals.
  • Warnings are only provided when the risk of collision is high. The "Function" section provides information about limitations that the driver must be aware of before using Collision Warning.
  • Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake will not provide a warning or brake the vehicle for pedestrians or cyclists at speeds above 50 mph(80 km/h).
  • Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake will not provide a warning or brake the vehicle for pedestrians in darkness or in tunnels, even if there is street lighting in the area.
  • The auto-brake function can help prevent a collision or reduce the speed at impact but the driver should always apply the brakes for the best possible braking effect, even if auto-brake is actively applying the brakes.
  • Never wait for a collision warning. This system is designed to be a supplementary driving aid. It is not, however, intended to replace the driver's attention and judgement. The driver is responsible for maintaining a safe distance and speed, even when the collision warning system is in use.
  • Maintenance of the Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake system's components must only be performed by a trained and qualified Volvo technician.

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