Front parking assistance is an excellent system that warns of obstructions when you have limited space in front of the car, for example with tight parking.
The system is activated when the speed falls below 15 km/h. A signal indicates the distance to the object in front of the car. When an object is indicated, the radio's/stereo's sound level is muted and a pulsating "buzzer tone" comes from the car's front speakers. The tone starts to sound when approx. 80 cm remains to an obstacle and becomes a constant tone when the obstacle is approx. 30 cm from the front bumper. The remaining distance is also displayed on the multimedia display in the centre console.
In order to differentiate between the front and rear systems, different tone frequencies are used and the sound comes from different speakers, front or rear.
The kit consists of wiring and four sensors mounted in the front. Parking assistance can be disabled in traffic jams or the like by pressing the 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.
Facts and Advantages
- Makes you aware of obstacles when parallel parking or the like
- Accessory weight: 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs)
** Front parking assistance can only be used in combination with rear parking assistance. **
** Once fitted your car will require a software download activation by your local Volvo agent, which may result in extra costs. **
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