2023 model XC40 MHEV Core more teething troubles

Faults and Technical chat for the Volvo XC40
Spyder023
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Post by Spyder023 »

Apologies if this has been covered already.

The warning for speed limitation / road sign information display on the drivers console only works intermittently on my XC40.

One day it's there and the next day it's not.

I have tried checking the centre display tapped driving and looked for road sign information settings but on my model this function isn't available

Any thoughts on this ?

Cevoli21
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Post by Cevoli21 »

If it has the Google system then it's there whether you want it or not. Cant be turned on or off. To be honest the speed limit warning is hopeless. Frequently wrong. it will suddenly change to 30mph mid motorway for no obvious reason. Unfortunately it cant be relied upon. I keep hoping it will improve after software updates but it never does. You could try rebooting the system. A prolonged press on the home button will force a reboot. It solved some problems on ours but not the road sign issue
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Exmpa
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Post by Exmpa »

I have a MY20 with the Sensus system and find the Road Sign Information (RSI) operates reliably. There is the occasional glitch but this is more often due to inconsistent signage rather than software issues. However when Automatic Speed Limiter (ASL) is activated things seem to go awry. I tried ASL a few times and quickly deselected it finding it generates erroneous information on roads where RSI on its own works satisfactorily.

The information on both systems is covered quite well under Driver Support.

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Spyder023
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Post by Spyder023 »

Thanks for the replies. I get it now.

When the car loses wifi connectivity it also loses some functions such as google maps and road sign information display. Happens several times a week, I don't know why and nor does my local volvo distributor.
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Post by ChrisLF »

Doesn't bode well for automanous cars!
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Me thinks cars will fly before they become legally automanous
JFDIT
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Post by JFDIT »

Something that seems to be ignored is many people actually enjoy driving. They neither want nor need the car taking control of functions a decent driver is better equipped to do. Frankly, we already have self driving cars - they're called Taxis.
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ChrisLF
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Post by ChrisLF »

Yes, I've wondered many times who decided that cars should become driverless? I don't remember being asked to vote for it!

No doubt some faceless bureaucrat who doesn't even drive decided it would be safer! We shall see! Well maybe I won't as I think the reality will be a lot longer coming than keeps being reported. Pity as I wanted to see driven and automanous cars interacting at mini-roundabouts!
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Gone - 2019 T4 R-Design FWD in Bursting Blue. Winter & Convenience Packs, Power Seat, Front Park Assist, Rear Camera, Spare Wheel & Tow Bar.
Krystof
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Post by Krystof »

ChrisLF wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:41 am I've wondered many times who decided that cars should become driverless?
It seems to be a combination of the companies who are doing R&D on driverless cars, and the gullible media who have somehow bought into the idea that this "exciting new technology" is actually a viable prospect within the foreseeable future.

However, back here in the real world, our cars can't even read road signs properly yet, let alone deal with something as unimaginably complicated as lane markings, so I think we drivers are safe for a good few decades at least...
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Post by JFDIT »

Whilst being great aids to driving, and serious bits of tech, can we even rely on the automatic Windscreen Wipers and Self Dipping Headlights to work 100% of the time?
The problem we have now, rather like electric cars, is too many people make too much money from the industry to say "you know what, think we made a mistake, lets change course". So they propagate the hype, Governments follow the "Science" else they won't be re-elected and the public just bleat.
Remember when we, the UK a petrol based car country, were convinced by the Powers to be that Diesel was a cleaner more efficient solution? And we were converted. That turned out well didn't it. Anyone ever heard an apology or acknowledgement that the advice was wrong?
I'll put my soap box away now...
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