2015 Volvo S60: Speed Limit Can't Keep Up
February 26, 2015
Some cars display the current speed limit based on GPS data and some read the street signs. Our long-term 2015 Volvo S60 obviously reads the street signs. The problem is that in Los Angeles you don't always get a street sign.
Our Volvo changes immediately when you pass a speed limit sign on the street, but if it doesn't see another one, it continues to display the same speed. The reading you see in the photo above is when I was on the 405 freeway. Speed limit is 65 mph. But the Volvo still says 30 mph from the small street I used to turn onto the freeway. And as you can see from my actual travelling speed I'm stopped still in traffic. Yay, L.A.
The moral to this story is that in our 2015 S60 this feature is completely useless until Volvo updates its technology.
Here's another photo of our Volvo telling me the speed limit in our parking garage is 30 mph. Nope. It's actually 5 mph. And there are signs posted, but they do not look like official street signs, so the car didn't notice them. Neither does anyone who works in this complex by the way.
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor