So driving a car with all these safety systems is new to me. My old Lexus had ABS and a few air bags. Wife's Mazda has blind-spot and low speed collision braking and cross traffic alert but not the full safety package.
My S60 has no advanced package or park pilot. But that leaves plenty of the standard stuff. So far its unobtrusive. The BLIS is great. A couple systems do kick in a bit and I am getting used to them but wonder if I was better off without:
Lane keep - This kicks in a lot. I live in a suburban bedroom town, small new england backroads, and its summer. That means landscaping trucks parked up against the side of the road, walkers and cyclists out in the roads that have no sidewalk. Just steering around these obstacles, I have to fight the wheel as I cross the center line. Ovepowering it is easy enough, then you endure the rumbling of the wheel in protest. I guess it would be useful that time I am not paying attention, but it fights more than it helps. I also have had the steering nudge a little here and there while sort of hustling down a back road, its real hard to stay in the center of the lane on little windy backroads.
Rear Collision braking - I'll be honest I don't know what this is about. The owner's manual says City Safety doesn't function in reverse, and that the cross traffic and park assist does nothing other than beep and warn you. But twice now, in the same tight Starbucks parking lot in town, the car jammed on the brakes on me while backing out of a spot. The first time a car was turning into a spot 2 down from me while I backed out. The second time a pedestrian was approaching the rear quarter of the car, as I backed out. I confirmed she cleared the corner and was heading toward the front of the car parked beside me. Knowing it was safe I proceeded to backed up BOOM jammed brakes and splashed my coffee all over the center console. Umm...thanks I guess, Volvo?
City Safety - I'm sure this is just my fault taking too much liberties I guess, sometimes when a car you are following is turning off in front of you and you know you will clear it the steering/braking collision avoidance kicks in if you cut it too close. Have had this happen in our Mazda as well. Guess I just need to leave more room ;-)
I don't have a problem otherwise, the park sensors are useful and alert on even low down stuff like parking curbs. I don't really want to just turn the systems off, I might need them someday and I'd like to get used to them. Just seems they can be something to get used to if you are not used to a car putting the smack down on your driving style ;-)