On the software side, Volvo's Sensus system is based around a set of tiles appearing on the main home screen, offering quick access to navigation, audio, and phone functions, as well as another most recently used function at the bottom. In the navigation system's normal view, press 1. Importantly, Volvo seems to recognize the shortcomings of its current Sensus system, and the navigation system in particular, as the company that its next-generation Sensus system will use Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play apps. It will have all Google Play store integrated. Why do they quote £640 if it's just a software download? In the future this may change. Examples of climate control trigger phrases Granted, many of these adjustments can be made using the voice assistant if you know the proper trigger words, but there are plenty of cases where I'd prefer using making changes by hand rather than voice, and the Sensus system just requires more steps than it should. The system is also equipped with on-screen menu shortcuts for the most frequently used functions.
In the navigation system's normal view, press 4. Due to weather conditions time year, affecting the road conditions, some recommendations may be less reliable, setting guidance to the desired destination without having to first read whole owner's manual, the navigation system cannot be switched off but. . In the event of uncertainty regarding any, the car's functions, consult the owner's manual in the first instance, a dealer or a representative Volvo Car Corporation, the specifications, design features and illustrations in this supplement not binding. In car sat nav has never been cheap.
In fact, due to the infrared sensing, the system can even register touches without actually quite touching the screen, which is a little unnerving at first. Sensus From a hardware perspective, the Sensus system is very good. The map image will be centered around the location of the problem. To access the map manually, to get started with your destination, simply tap Navigation. See Note box for information on how often map updates are performed in your market.
See Note box for information on how often map updates are performed in your market. V40 Navs are around £800 more expensive than their non-Nav equivalents. Select one of the following: Alternative routes Route overview 1. Only after you make that choice can you be on your way to get a cup of coffee. The system is also equipped with on-screen menu shortcuts for the most frequently used functions.
A voice gives you driving instructions well in advance of each new direction, while receiving additional information via the screen, so-called turn-by-turn guidance. Boy do I feel silly! I can't imagine any reason for CarPlay once this happens. This is the Car Buyers Guide review of the Volvo Sensus Connect infotainment system within the Volvo V90 Cross Country. From the main screen, you can swipe to the left to find a host of vehicle control options that you likely won't need to look at terribly frequently, and a swipe down offers access to settings and a digital owner's manual that you'll likely visit even less frequently once you're up and running. The Owner's manual is available for download as a mobile application applies, certain car models mobile devices , the mobile application also includes video, and searchable content and easy navigation between different sections. Set the address as an intermediate destina- 2. In the navigation system's normal view, press 1.
Is MacRumors being compensated for these car reviews? The system is also equipped with on-screen menu shortcuts for the most frequently used functions. Sensus Navigation shows exact position, for optimal understanding of the system we recommend that you make yourself familiar with, in addition to its practical use, Sensus Navigation, also contributes to a better environment by facilitating accessibility and selecting best route. Main climate settings with hardware defroster buttons visible below In general, I much prefer hardware climate controls to software ones, and the Sensus system hasn't changed my opinion. In some cases it may be difficult or impossible system. The manual is applied to the following one product model as follows: Sensus Navigation. The notes at the bottom state it is only applicable to cars with Level 3 or Level 4 infotainment as they will already have already had the 3 hardware prerequisites fitted at the factory.
Read our Volvo V90 review here: Read our Volvo S90 review here: See V90 cars for sale here: Like Car Buyers Guide on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Daragh Ó Tuama Twitter: Instagram:. Navigation can be displayed between the gauges in the instrument panel if so equipped. Technology is supposed to get better over time, not worse. Select a function: The compass needle's red pointer points to the north. Why do they quote £640 if it's just a software download? Some States, Territories and License Limitations on Use: You agree that or in communication with vehicles capable of Countries do not allow certain warranty your license to use this Data is limited to and vehicle navigation, positioning, dispatch, real time.
We're in that in-between time where vehicle voice assistants are still transitioning to the natural language experience we've become accustomed to with Siri and other assistants on our mobile devices and around our homes, and like a number of other car manufacturers, Volvo has yet to really make that transition with Sensus. I like how the car looks, not the system inside. Fortunately, Volvo builds in a decent number of safety and technology features, including CarPlay, even at the lowest levels. The maps are updated once, twice or four times per year depending on the market. The maps are updated once, twice or four times per year depending on the market.
When you select EcoRoute the most fuel efficient route is calculated based on speed limits, and acceleration data for the given route. I love that CarPlay and Sensus are standard across not only the S60 trims, but the entire Volvo lineup in the U. Or should I keep using my smartphone for that I link it with the system via bluetooth. A single hardware home button right below the screen quickly gets you out of whatever you're doing and back to the main screen. What and where is it? They can include everything from shopping centres to campsites and hotels.
But you're not done yet: Once you select a location, the system will ask you whether you want to call the location or set it as a destination. Not worth the price of the upgrade in my opinion. A route can be displayed in detail or an overview can be selected. My test vehicle was a new sedan, and the 2019 S60 is the first Volvo to be manufactured in the United States, coming out of the company's new plant outside of Charleston, South Carolina. That's great for charging items requiring higher power, but for charging iPads for the kids I found it inconvenient to have to make sure I had a power adapter in addition to a charging cable. Somewhat annoyingly, if your phone is already paired to the car via Bluetooth, you'll get a pop-up asking you if you're sure you want to disable the Bluetooth connection and switch to CarPlay every time you plug it in, and I couldn't find a way to disable that notification.