Features on new European models: PSA, Renault, FCA, GM, Ford and Volvo

Growing prevalence of park assist, automatic braking and smartphone integration

2015/01/27

Summary

Volvo XC90
Volvo XC90's cockpit
(Source: Volvo Cars press release)

 The following report outlines feature availability on new models that were launched in Europe by PSA, Renault, FCA (*Fiat), GM, Ford and Volvo from March 2014 onward. Volvo's flagship SUV, the XC90, has adopted numerous advanced safety systems including two world's firsts. The features which have been increasingly made available in Europe include the driving mode selector, the LED headlights, the Park assist system which detects a parking space and steers the vehicle into the parking spot, the traffic jam assist and the smartphone integration with the onboard infotainment system.

 (*) Fiat changed its name to FCA Italy in December 2014.


Advanced equipment made available by PSA, Renault, Fiat, GM, Ford and Volvo on their new models launched in Europe in and after March 2014

Driving stability
(including fuel efficiency)
Mode selector Fiat Panda Cross/500X, Volvo XC90
Start/stop system DS3, Citroen C4 Cactus, Peugeot 108, Renault Megane CC, Fiat 500X,
Opel/Vauxhall Adam Rocks/Corsa, Ford Focus, Volvo XC90
Visibility LED headlights DS3, Ford Mondeo, Volvo XC90
Heated windshield Fiat Panda Cross, Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Focus/Mondeo, Volvo XC90
Driving/parking assistance Park assist Citroen C4 Cactus, Opel/Vauxhall Adam Rocks/Corsa,
Ford Focus/Mondeo, Volvo XC90
Auto brake DS3, Fiat Panda Cross/500X, Ford Focus/Mondeo, Volvo XC90
Queue assist
(Traffic Jam Assist)
Volvo XC90
Comfort/convenience Smartphone
integration
Peugeot 108, Renault Twingo, Fiat 500X,
Opel/Vauxhall Adam Rocks/Corsa, Volvo XC90

Related Reports:
 German OEMs expand use of connected technologies on new models (Nov. 2014)
 New U.S. models increase adoption of features like rear view cameras (Aug. 2014)
 New Japanese models feature increased use of active safety systems (Jul. 2014)
 Features on new Hyundai/Kia models: Genesis uses multiple active safety systems (Mar. 2014)
 New European models' specifications: PSA, Renault, Fiat, GM, Ford and Volvo (Jan. 2014)



PSA: automatic braking on DS3, smartphone integration on Peugeot 108

Citroen C4 Cactus
Citroen C4 Cactus (Source: PSA press release)

 PSA has adopted the New Xenon Full LED Signature and the Active City Brake on the DS3 compact hatchback (The premium DS brand was recently spun off from the Citroen brand). The new headlights combine the LED and Xenon technologies. The Active City Brake is an automatic emergency braking system that works at speeds of below 20 mph.

 The Citroen C4 Cactus, a compact crossover hatchback, comes with some unique features. The Airbump panels on the body deliver a uniquel design and an innovative function that prevents scratches. The Passenger airbag in roof technology moves the passenger's front airbag to the roof to create more space around the dashboard.

 The Peugeot 108 compact hatchback features the Mirror Screen functionality that enables the driver to use his/her smartphone via the onboard 7-inch touchscreen.

PSA: main features on Peugeot, Citroen and DS brand models released in Europe from March 2014 onward

"S" Standard on all grades, "A" Standard on some grades, "O" Optional
DS3 Citroen
C4 Cactus
Peugeot
108
Supermini
hatchback
Small
crossover
hatchback
Supermini
hatchback
May 2014 Jul. 2014 Jul. 2014
Driving stability
(including
fuel efficiency)
Gear shift indicator/Gear efficiency indicator S S
Stop & start A A A
Visibility Automatic lights AO AO A
New Xenon Full LED Signature (1 in the Table below) AO
Front fog lights with cornering function AO
LED Daytime Running Lights S S S
3D LED rear lights S
Electrochrome rear view mirror AO
Automatic windscreen wipers AO AO
Collision safety Driver and front passenger front airbags, side airbags,
front and rear curtain airbags
S S S
Passenger airbag in roof (2 in the Table below) S
Automatic hazard light activation S
Driving/parking
assistance
Rear parking sensors AO AO
Front parking sensors O
Reversing camera O AO A
Park assist self-parking system O
Cruise control with speed limiter S S
Active City Brake (3 in the Table below) AO
Comfort/
convenience
Airbump (4 in the Table below) S
Easy Push gear selection A
7-inch Touch Drive Interface S
7-inch touchscreen with Mirror Screen functionality
(5 in the Table below)
A
Bluetooth handsfree A A A
Citroen eTouch Emergency & Assistance System A O
Citroen Multicity Connect (6 in the Table below) O
eMyWay (Infotainment system) O AO
Source: Peugeot/Citroen/DS online catalogs (UK) of early January 2015
(Note) 1. The facelifted DS3 was included in this report since it has adopted some new features.
2. The Peugeot 108 is a sister model of the Citroen C1, which was launched around the same time. Availability of the features on the Peugeot 108 is shown here.

 

PSA: major advanced features

(1) New Xenon Full
  LED Signature
 The new headlights combine three LED modules and one Xenon module to deliver better visibility and less electric consumption. The lights are 35% more energy efficient in dipped mode and 75% in high-beam mode compared to halogen headlights. They also last 20 times longer with a lifetime of around 20,000 hours. When the turn indicators are activated, their lights stroke the outer edges from inside to outside to point the direction of the driver's turning.
(2) Passenger 
   airbag
   in roof
 The passenger's front airbag is moved from the dashboard to the roof (the world-first technology according to Citroen). When activated, the airbag comes out of the roof and unfolds along the windscreen. This creates more space in front of the passenger's seat and increases storage places including an 8.5-liter glovebox.
(3) Active City Brake  This is an automatic braking system which is activated at speeds of below 20 mph. The feature uses a radar sensor mounted at the top of the windshield to monitor the distance to a preceding car. When the car approaches a preceding car too quickly and a collision is imminent, the system will automatically apply the brakes.
(4) Airbump  The Airbump panels on the sides, front and rear of the vehicle provide a unique style and an innovative function. They are made from thermoplastic polyurethane and include tiny air capsules that protect the vehicle body from minor everyday bumps and scrapes. The panels do not require any special maintenance and reduce repair costs from scratches.
(5) 7-inch   
    touchscreen with
    Mirror Screen  
    functionality
 The Mirror Screen functionality allows the driver to operate his/her smartphone via the onboard 7-inch touchscreen. After the driver installs the data exchange application in a compatible smartphone and plug it into the vehicle's USB port, he/she can access a full range of applications: navigation, phone, address book, music and internet radio.
(6) Citroen Multicity
    Connect
 This is a 3G connectivity service to be subscribed on a yearly basis. Various applications can be downloaded and used via the onboard 7-inch Touch Drive interface: The Trip Advisor application is used to search a hotel and restaurant; the "Fuel" application is used to find the nearest and cheapest service station; and the Michelin Traffic application is used to get traffic information.

 

 



Renault: smartphone integration on Twingo, R-Link infotainment system on Megane CC

Renault Twingo
Renault Twingo (Source: Renault press release)

 Renault has adopted the R&Go system on the Twingo compact hatchback as standard equipment. By using the R&Go application, the driver can integrate his/her smartphone with the onboard system and use it as an in-car touchscreen. The facelifted Megane Coupe-Cabriolet comes standard with the R-Link infotainment system including a 7-inch touchscreen. The R-Link system is also available on the Twingo as an optional feature.


Renault: main features on Renault brand models released in Europe from March 2014 onward

"S" Standard on all grades, "A" Standard on some grades, "O" Optional
Renault Twingo Renault Megane
Coupe-Cabriolet
Supermini
hatchback
Coupe-
Convertible
Mar. 2014 Apr. 2014
Driving stability
(including
fuel efficiency)
ECO mode system A
Stop & Start A
Energy Smart Management (regenerative energy system) A
Visibility LED daytime running lights S
Automatic headlights O S
Fog lights with cornering function S
Rain sensitive front windscreen wipers O
Collision safety Driver & front passenger front and side airbags S S
Driving/parking
assistance
Rear parking sensors O S
Cruise control S
Lane departure warning A
Comfort/
convenience
Automatic Dual Zone climate control S
Heated front seats O O
R&Go application (1 in the Table below) S
Renault R-Link (2 in the Table below) O S

Source: Renault online catalogs (UK) of early January 2015
(Note) The facelifted Megane Coupe-Cabriolet was included in this report since it has adopted some new features.

 

Renault: major advanced features
(1) R&Go application  This application offers seamless integration of the driver's smartphone which uses either Android or Apple iOS with the onboard system on the Renault vehicle. After the driver places his/her smartphone in the cradle on the in-car radio unit and starts using the R&Go application, the smartphone becomes an onboard touchscreen. Various functions including phone, multimedia, navigation and display of vehicle information are available.
(2) Renault R-Link  The Renault R-Link infotainment system adopts a 7-inch touchscreen and offers all the multimedia functions such as navigation, radio, telephone with Bluetooth, audio streaming, and connectivity for mobile devices. More than 50 applications are available for downloading. The system is operated via the touchscreen, voice command, and steering wheel controls (a joystick is provided in the center console on the Megane CC).

 

 



FCA (Fiat): All Terrain Selector on Panda Cross, Mode selector on 500X

Fiat Panda Cross
Fiat Panda Cross (Source: Fiat press release)

 FCA (*Fiat) has installed the All Terrain Selector on the Panda Cross compact crossover based on the Panda 4x4 as standard equipment. This system allows the driver to choose from the three AWD operating modes: Auto, Off-road and Hill descent control. The Panda Cross also features the Heated front windscreen that defrosts ice on the windshield in the cold winter.

 The Fiat 500X, a crossover version of the Fiat 500, comes standard with the Mode selector which enables the driver to select a driving mode according to the road conditions and the driver's preferences. The 500X also employs the Uconnect infotainment system that allows the users to integrate their smartphones with the onboard system.

 The automatic emergency braking system which operates at speeds between 5 and 30 km/h is made available on both the Panda Cross and the 500X.

 (*) Fiat changed its name to FCA Italy in December 2014.


Fiat: main features on Fiat brand models released in Europe from March 2014 onward

"S" Standard on all grades, "A" Standard on some grades, "O" Optional
Panda Cross 500X
Small
crossover
Small
crossover
Fall 2014 End of 2014
Driving stability
(including
fuel efficiency)
Torque on demand all-wheel drive S
Electronic Locking Differential function S
All Terrain Selector (1 in the Table below) S
Mode selector (2 in the Table below) S
Start & Stop A
Visibility Daytime Running Lights with LED Technology S
Fog lights with cornering function S
Electrochromatic rear view mirror O
Rain and dusk sensor O
Heated front windscreen O
Collision safety Driver and Passenger Airbags, Head Protection Side Bags S
7 airbags S
Driving/parking
assistance
Rear Camera O
Rear Parking Sensors O
Cruise control S
City Brake Control/Brake Control (3 in the Table below) O O
Blind Spot Assist O
Lane Assist O
Comfort/
convenience
Dual-zone automatic climate control system A
Heated front seats O
Blue & Me System (with USB and Aux-In) S
Uconnect (infotainment system) (4 in the Table below) O

Source: Fiat online catalogs (UK) of early January 2015
(Note) Feature availability on the 500X shows that of the model's Opening Edition.

 

Fiat: major advanced features
(1) All Terrain
  Selector
 The All Terrain Selector allows the driver to choose an adequate 4x4 operating mode depending on the road conditions and the driving styles with a choice of three modes: AUTO distributes traction between front and rear axles automatically according to the grip conditions; OFF-ROAD transfers the drive to the wheels with the greatest grip on the ground by distributing torque among the four wheels; and HILL DESCENT CONTROL enables optimal management of descents on steep slopes or uneven surfaces.
(2) Mode selector  The Mode selector enables the driver to choose from the three driving modes according to the road conditions and the driver's requirements. A different setting changes performance of the engine, brake, steering and transmission. AUTO mode is used for everyday driving to ensure maximum fuel efficiency and great driving comfort. In the SPORT mode for a dynamic drive, the vehicle will be more responsive and energetic. ALL WEATHER mode optimizes traction and vehicle stability on wet or slippery road surfaces.
(3) City Brake  
     Control/ Brake    Control
 This is an automatic emergency braking system which works at speeds from 5 to 30 km/h. When the system detects a possibility of a collision to other cars or objects in front of the vehicle, it alerts the driver. If the driver does not respond adequately, the system applies the brakes automatically to avoid a collision or to mitigate the damages of a crash.
(4) Uconnect  Fiat's Uconnect infotainment system features a 5 or 6.5-inch touchscreen. The system allows the users to connect various devices via Bluetooth, Aux-in and USB. The new Uconnect Live system also allows the users to integrate their smartphones and to use applications of the smartphone on the onboard system. The users can be in contact with their friends on Facebook and Twitter, enjoy Deezer's music streaming service, and access TuneIn internet radios.

 

 



GM Europe: Advanced park assist and IntelliLink on Opel Adam Rocks and Corsa

Opel Adam Rocks
Opel Adam Rocks (Source: Opel press release)

 GM has installed the Advanced park assist and the IntelliLink on the Opel/Vauxhall Adam Rocks compact crossover and the Corsa compact hatchback. This park assist system takes over steering of the vehicle during parallel and perpendicular parking maneuvers. The IntelliLink infotainment system offers seamless integration of smartphones.

 The Adam Rocks comes standard with the electrically operated folding canvas roof which provides easy access to open-air driving fun. With the Opel/Vauxhall Eye front camera system, the Corsa features the Forward Collision Alert which warns the driver using a display and sound when approaching too close to the preceding car, the Road Sign Recognition and the Lane Departure Warning.


GM Europe: main features on Opel/Vauxhall brand models released in Europe from March 2014 onward

"S" Standard on all grades, "A" Standard on some grades, "O" Optional
Opel/Vauxhall
Adam Rocks
Opel/Vauxhall
Corsa
Small
crossover
Supermini
hatchback
Sep. 2014 Oct. 2014
Driving stability
(including
fuel efficiency)
Cornering brake control S
Shift-up indication light A
Start/stop A A
Visibility Bi-xenon headlights with cornering lights O
Automatic lighting control O A
High Beam Assist O
LED daytime running lights S A
Electro-chromatic anti-dazzle rear view mirror O
Heated windscreen S
Rain sensitive windscreen wipers O A
Collision safety Driver's and front passenger's airbags, Front seat side-impact airbags S S
Full-size curtain airbags S S
Adaptive brake lights S
Driving/parking
assistance
Rear parking distance sensors O
Rear view camera O
Advanced park assist (1 in the Table below) O O
Side blind spot detection O O
City mode button providing lighter steering at parking speeds
(2 in the Table below)
S S
Cruise control S A
Opel/Vauxhall Eye Front Camera System O
Road Sign Recognition O
Lane Departure Warning O
Following Distance Indication O
Forward Collision Alert (head-up warning) (3 in the Table below) O
Comfort/
convenience
Heated steering wheel O A
Heated front seats O A
Flex-Fix bike carrier system O
Electrically operated folding canvas roof S
IntelliLink (infotainment system) (4 in the Table below) O A

Source: Opel/Vauxhall online catalogs (UK) of early January 2015
(Note) The Opel Adam Rocks is sold as the Vauxhall Adam Rocks Air in the UK.

 

GM Europe: major advanced features
(1) Advanced park  
     assist
 This system finds a suitable parking space and automatically steers the vehicle into the slot. The driver only controls acceleration, deceleration and gears. The system works for both parallel and perpendicular parking maneuvers.
(2) City mode  When the City Mode switch on the dashboard is pushed, the system increases assistance by the speed-dependent electric power steering at low speeds. This reduces the effort of steering when parking or driving in a city at slow speeds.
(3) Forward Collision
     Alert 
    (head-up warning)
 When the system finds that the distance to the preceding car is shorter than the preset length and a frontal collision is imminent, it alerts the driver. In addition to warning with a loud alarm and a visual signal on the onboard display, this system uses a red head-up warning that is projected into the windscreen.
(4) IntelliLink  Opel/Vauxhall's IntelliLink infotainment system enables seamless integration of smartphones using both Android and Apple iOS. Featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, the system provides USB and Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming. It uses applications to add functions such as navigation and internet radios. The system also allows the driver to have incoming SMS and e-mails read aloud and to dictate messages.

 

 



Ford Europe: autonomous emergency braking and Ford SYNC on Focus and Mondeo

Ford Mondeo
Ford Mondeo (Source: Ford press release)

 Ford has installed the Torque Vectoring Control on the Focus compact car and the Mondeo mid-size car as standard equipment. This system reduces understeer in turning corners by adjusting the amount of torque delivered to each wheel. Other features made available on both models include the Active Park Assist that automatically steers the vehicle into the parking space, the Active City Stop auto brake system which works at speeds of below 30 mph, and the Ford SYNC infotainment system. The Focus also comes with the Active Braking system, an autonomous emergency braking system that operates at speeds of over 30 mph.


Ford Europe: main features on Ford brand models released in Europe from March 2014 onward

"S" Standard on all grades, "A" Standard on some grades, "O" Optional
Focus Mondeo
Small
hatchback/
estate
Mid-size
saloon/
hatchback/
estate
Oct. 2014 Oct. 2014
Driving stability
(including
fuel efficiency)
Torque Vectoring Control S S
Self-levelling Rear Suspension O
Start-Stop System A
Ford Eco Mode driver information system S
Visibility Automatic headlights AO A
Bi-xenon headlights with adaptive front lighting and jetwash A
Dynamic LED Headlamps A
Dynamic LED Adaptive Headlamps O
Auto High Beam O A
LED day running lights A
Rain sensitive windscreen wipers A A
Heated Front Windscreen A AO
Auto dimming rear view mirror AO A
Collision safety Driver's and front passenger's airbag, Front seat side airbags,
Side curtain airbags, Driver's knee airbag
S S
Inflatable Rear Seatbelts O
Driving/parking
assistance
Rear Parking Sensors, Rear Park Assist AO
Front Parking Sensors O
Rear View Camera A
Active Park Assist, Park Out Assist (1 in the Table below) O O
Traffic Sign Recognition O A
Adaptive Cruise Control O
Blind Spot Information System O
Cross Traffic Alert O
Lane Departure Warning O
Lane Keeping Aid O A
Driver Alert O
Active City Stop (2 in the Table below) AO O
Active Braking system (3 in the Table below) AO
Comfort/
convenience
Dual-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control A S
Heated front seats A AO
Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion massage function
(4 in the Table below)
O
Heated Steering Wheel O O
Ford MyKey S
Ford SYNC2 with 8" colour touchscreen (5 in the Table below) A S
Emergency Assistance S

Source: Ford online catalogs (UK) of early January 2015
(Note) The facelifted Focus was included in this report since it has adopted a number of advanced features.

 

Ford Europe: major advanced features
(1) Active Park
     Assist, Park Out
     Assist
 The Active Park Assist detects a parking space and automatically steers the vehicle for both parallel and perpendicular parking. In addition, the Park Out Assist steers the vehicle out of the tight parking space.
(2) Active City Stop  This automatic emergency braking system works at speeds of below 30 mph (in stop-start or slow moving traffic, for example). If the system detects the car in front has unexpectedly stopped and the vehicle is travelling at a speed of under 30 mph, it automatically applies the brakes to avoid a collision or mitigate the impact.
(3) Active Braking
     system
 This autonomous emergency braking system is activated when the vehicle is travelling at speeds of over 30 mph (on a motorway, for example). The system uses a radar sensor to scan the road ahead. If it detects that a collision is likely, it will warn the driver. If the driver does not respond, the system pre-fills the brake. When a collision is imminent, it applies the brakes to decelerate the vehicle.
(4) Multi-Contour
     Seats
 The Multi-Contour Seats, available for the driver and front passenger's seats, use a system of 11 cushions to deliver wave motions and massaging effects for thighs, bottom and lower back. By keeping muscles and blood vessels stimulated, the seats will reduce muscle fatigue and pains.
(5) Ford SYNC2  This is the second-generation Ford SYNC infotainment system which made its European debut on the facelifted Focus. Featuring an 8-inch color touchscreen and voice control, the system enables intuitive control of several key functions including phone, audio, climate control and navigation.

(Note) The first- and second-generation Ford SYNC infotainment systems had been manufactured by Microsoft based on the Windows operating system. However, the SYNC3, the third-generation system, which is scheduled to be launched in 2015 will be produced by Panasonic based on QNX Software Systems' operating system.

 

 



Volvo: XC90 comes with new safety features

Volvo XC90
Volvo XC90 (Source: Volvo Cars press release)

 Volvo has introduced two world-first safety features on the XC90 flagship SUV. The Run-off protection functionality prevents spine injuries of the occupants by tightening the seatbelts when the vehicle runs off the road. The Auto brake at intersections technology detects a potential collision when the driver turns in front of the oncoming car at crossings and applies the brakes. The XC90 also comes with a number of driving assistance features including the Queue Assist that automatically controls acceleration, braking and steering in the slow-moving traffic jam and the City Safety auto brake with the pedestrian and cyclist detection technology.

 Volvo has a target that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car. The all-new XC90 is considered to be a critical model which will take the company a significant step closer to its target.

Volvo Cars: main features on Volvo brand model released in Europe from March 2014 onward

"S" Standard on all grades, "A" Standard on some grades, "O" Optional
Volvo XC90
Flagship SUV
End of 2014
Driving stability
(including
fuel efficiency)
Electronic All Wheel Drive System with Instant Traction S
Roll Stability Control S
Drive Mode Settings A
Adjustable Steering Force A
Four Corner Electronic Air Suspension O
Start/Stop S
Visibility LED Active Bending Headlights with Active High Beam S
Automatic Headlight Levelling System S
Front LED Foglights with Cornering Function S
T-shaped LED daytime running lights S
Autodimming Interior and Exterior Mirrors S
Heated Front Windscreen O
Rain Sensor with Automatic Windscreen Wiper Activation S
Collision safety Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Airbags S
Side Impact Protection System Airbags (Front Seats), Inflatable Curtains S
Adaptive Brake Lights including High Level LED Brake Lights S
Driving/parking
assistance
Rear Park Assist S
Park Assist Pilot - Automatic Parallel and 90°Parking O
Parking Camera 360°Surround View O
Hill Descent Control A
Cruise Control
Adaptive Cruise Control with Distance Alert O
Queue Assist with Automatic Steering (1 in the Table below) O
City Safety (includes Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection
and Front Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake)
S
Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert O
Lane Keeping Aid O
Rear Collision Mitigation (2 in the Table below) O
Driver Alert Control with Lane Departure Warning S
Road Sign Information Display S
Run-off road protection (3 in the Table below) S
Auto brake at intersections (4 in the Table below) S
Comfort/
convenience
Heated Front Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Heated Steering Wheel O
2-Zone Electronic Climate Control S
4-Zone Electronic Climate Control AO
Head-Up Display in Windscreen O
Power Operated Tailgate with Handsfree Opening S
12.3" Active TFT Crystal Driver's Information Display AO
9" Center Console Touch Screen S
Sensus Connect (infotainment system) (5 in the Table below) S
Premium Sound by Bowers and Wilkins (6 in the Table below) O

Source: Volvo Cars online catalog (UK) of early January 2015, Volvo Cars press releases on Jul. 22 and Dec. 5, 2014

 

Volvo Cars: major advanced features
(1) Queue Assist  When the Queue Assist is activated in slow-moving traffic queues, it enables the vehicle to automatically follow the car in front. The system controls acceleration, braking and steering to realize safe and comfortable driving in the traffic jam.
(2) Rear Collision
  Mitigation
 If the rearward facing radar system detects that a rear collision is imminent, the system tightens the seat belts in advance to protect the occupants. The lights also start flashing to warn the driver behind and the brakes are activated to mitigate the impact.
(3) Run-off road
  protection
 When the system detects that the vehicle runs off the road, it tightens the front seat belts and keeps tightening them as long as the vehicle is in motion. To help prevent spine injuries, the energy-absorbing functionality between the seat and the seat frame mitigates the vertical forces that occur when the vehicle crashes hard on the land. The technology reduces the vertical forces that the occupant is exposed to by up to one third compared to the conventional vehicles. This is the world-first technology according to Volvo.
(4) Auto brake at
  intersections
 If the driver attempts to turn right or left in front of an oncoming car at the intersection, the system detects a potential crash and automatically applies the brakes to avoid a collision or mitigate the impact of a crash. This is a common scenario at busy city intersections as well as on highways, where the speed limits are higher. This is the world-first technology according to Volvo.
(5) Sensus Connect  Volvo's Sensus Connect infotainment system allows the driver to access a wide selection of cloud-based applications. The in-car possibilities include internet radios, connected navigation, parking search, music streaming, the ability to mirror and use Apple and Android devices in the touch screen display, and a WiFi hot spot for internet connection.
(6) Premium Sound
    by Bowers and
    Wilkins
 This is the top-of-the-line audio system which was developed with Bowers & Wilkins, a British audio system manufacturer. It features a 1,400 W Class D amplifier and 19 Bowers & Wilkins speakers. It also includes one of the first air-ventilated subwoofers in a car. The subwoofer is integrated into the car body so that the whole interior space is turned into a giant subwoofer.

<Automotive Industry Portal MarkLines>