It will come with three new advanced driver assistance features with automatic steering assistance or support – when required – to help avoid potential collisions.
City Safety has been updated in the XC60 to include steering support, which engages when automatic braking alone would not help avoid a potential collision. The car will provide steering assistance in such circumstances, at speeds between 50 to 100 km/h, to avoid the obstacle ahead.
Another addition is a system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation, which helps drivers avoid collisions with vehicles in an oncoming lane. The system activates itself between 60 to 140 km/h and alerts a driver who has unwittingly wandered out of a driving lane by providing automatic steering assistance, guiding them back into their own lane and out of the path of any oncoming vehicle.
The optional Blind Spot Information System which alerts drivers of the presence of vehicles in their blind spot, has also received an update to include steer assist functionality. This helps avoid potential collisions with vehicles in a blind spot by steering the car back into its own lane and away from danger.
The new XC60 will deliver a host of high-end safety systems, just like the 90 Series, including Large Animal Detection, Run-off Road Mitigation and the semi-autonomous driver support and convenience system Pilot Assist as an option.