Driving in Europe

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Re: Driving in Europe

Post by pjm007 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:34 pm

Whiterdesign wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:21 pm
Even if you don’t have adaptive shadow technology, due to the way the LED lights are set they will not dazzle they have a sharp cut off beam. So there is no setting for left or right hand drive. If you go onto Volvo forums.org there are guite a few posts about this pertaining to the xc60 and 90 which have the same lights if you don’t have AST.

Just had confirmation from my dealer’s technical guru that this is so for the XC40 - so long as you don’t flick on the Active Main Beam feature.
It was an XC40 FE D4 AWD Auto - Bursting Blue/Charcoal/20". On the road since March 9th. Sold on August 20th. It was Polestarred. :)

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Re: Driving in Europe

Post by GerVO » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:21 pm

Here in the NL I heard from my dealer today (he was informed by the main NL Volvo dealer about this) that no specific setting is needed while driving in the UK, the xenon lights are autonatically adjusted through the City Safety system camera. That is why there is no specific setting in the middle console...

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Re: Driving in Europe

Post by Mogbat975 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:56 pm

We took delivery of our black inscription T4 today and are driving to France in Tuesday so this info will be handy.

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Re: Driving in Europe

Post by oliver1 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:37 am

Hello all

Driving In Europe – Essential Tips For Driving On The Continent
In case you're going to attempt your first outing driving abroad, Europe is dependably a sensible place to begin. Yet, that doesn't imply that you can simply turn up with no planning. Driving on the land looser lose and more secure than anyplace on the planet, in any case, it is as yet vital to take after the guidelines of the street and take in the specifics of driving here. The following are our fundamental tips for driving in Europe:

Check Your Insurance

This has found a great many drivers napping before, so ensure you don't commit a similar error – guarantee that you precisely check your auto protection so you know whether you are secured to drive abroad. It might be that while you are totally canvassed in the UK, your approach does not reach out to Europe or further abroad.

If so, you may need to pay an additional premium to stretch out your scope to safeguard you while you are driving abroad. It's furthermore significant that you have to buy some movement protection with the goal that you are secured in the event that you turn out to be sick or harmed. In numerous parts of Europe, you will be charged if any rescue vehicle must be gotten out, and expenses can mount rapidly.

Outfit Your Car with Safety Features

It's significant that there are various security highlights and bits of gear that you are required to have in your auto by law when driving in Europe. Controls vary from nation to nation, however in all cases, you need a notice triangle and intelligent coat. A few directions may appear to be weird, however they are as yet the law and they should be taken after. In France it is obligatory for autos to convey a breathalyzer, and in Austria and Croatia you are required to have an emergency treatment unit. Another element that you should need to consider is one of the scope of FEV auto fire dousers.

Put resources into Maps

Numerous individuals accept that purchasing an European satnav will guarantee a protected and simple entry wherever they drive, and in principle this is valid. Be that as it may, putting excessively confidence in innovation isn't generally something worth being thankful for – it just takes your satnav to quit working for you to end up totally lost with no thought how to get where you are going. It's a greatly improved plan to put resources into genuine physical maps for any zone that you will be driving through – invest energy mapping out your course in advance with the goal that you know generally where you are consistently. These would then be able to be utilized to enable you to explore on the off chance that you can't get any flag.

Take in the Rules of the Country

It is basic that you should take the time before your outing to completely take in the street tenets of the nation that you will be driving through. The exact opposite thing you need is to need to attempt and account for yourself to cops in an outside dialect that you were oblivious of their principles. You may be an exceptionally experienced driver in the UK or your nation of origin, yet in the event that you've never experienced remote streets, you can be effectively gotten out by new signs or decides that don't appear to bode well. So take in the tenets and stick to them, it will make the entire trek unmistakably loose and advantageous.

Timetable Regular BreaksConsumer Resource Guide

In the event that you will be driving a ton, recollect that driving is extremely tiring, and that is particularly valid in an outside nation. Following new street signs and never forgetting to remain on the "wrong" side of the street if essential really influences your mind to work considerably harder than normal, so ensure that you plan customary breaks all through your drive. On the off chance that you begin to feel tired in the driver's seat, don't expect that it will pass on the off chance that you keep going – pull over some place safe and get some rest before you begin driving once more.

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