Volvo S90, Volvo XC90 & V90 Cross Country models of Volvo company of the 2017 year are equipped with Pilot Assist II road helper. It will make driving at the speed of up to 80 mph (127 km/h) and will stay within the lane, in its center, until the road markup is clear and visible. It also can work in the light rain and approachable road conditions, in day and night, if only the markup is still detectable.
Park assist system includes a possibility to park a car in the semi-automated mode, even if there is only 1.2 times of the place on the parking lot of the size of the car. The vehicle will stir itself while it will give you commands how to use the gear (in the drive or reverse mode) and for the pedal’s use. The parallel parking is also possible with this.
Now Pilot Assist II function can detect the big animals that may come out on the road, like moose or bear. The system has the following advantages:
• It will steer the wheel itself when in detects the road markup on the both sides of your lane, otherwise the car may hit any obstacle from the right or left if the markup disappears,
• When there is a necessity to keep up the set speed, it will do so, braking and accelerating when necessary,
• Another thing connected to the maintaining of the speed is when you select the distance to the vehicle that is going in front of you. You may stick to it setting the required distance in meters or time and to change it down and up when necessary using the separate switchers.
• The system will disengage automatically if a driver takes the hands off the steering wheel.
There must be noted that this system is a supplementary helper to a driver and it is not destined neither for the automated driving nor for the detection or handling of all types of road situations. The driver must be aware that he or she is solely responsible for the own safety while driving using Pilot Assist II function as he or she must apply own reaction and judging on the road situations to prevent accidents, including maintaining the required and prescribed speed and distance.
The use of the system in the heavy conditions isn’t helpful. These are:
• city driving with a lot of traffic
• too slippery road that prevents the normal automated braking and accelerating
• heavy precipitations like rain, snow, shower of hail
• windy weather conditions, storm, tornadoes
• poor visibility
• the absence of the road markup.