Rear parking assistance facilitates distance assessment and informs of obstructions when you have limited space behind the car, for example when parallel parking.
The system is activated when reverse gear is engaged. When an object is indicated, the radio's/stereo's sound level is muted and a pulsating "buzzer tone" comes from the car's rear speakers. The tone starts to sound when approx. 150 cm remains to an obstacle and becomes a constant tone when the distance is approx. 30 cm from the rear bumper. The remaining distance is also displayed on the multimedia display in the centre console.
The kit consists of four sensors that are as good as installed out of sight in the rear bumper, a control module, wiring and a button in the centre console.
This system can produce "false" signals as a reaction to external sound sources with the same frequency as the system's sensors. Typical sources are the horn, wet tires on asphalt, air brakes and motorcycle exhaust pipes.
The system is automatically switched off when reversing if a Trailer module is installed.
The sensors are painted in the same color as the car's bumper, except if the sensors are located in the patterned area.
Facts and Advantages
- Makes you aware of obstacles when parallel parking or the like
** Once fitted your car will require a software download activation by your local Volvo agent, which may result in extra costs. **
** Genuine Volvo Parts. **