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Today, we received our first 2003 S60 2.4T and 2003 S80 2.9.<p>I will linger on the S80 since this is the S80 forum and it was the one that came with Telematics. <p>I was surprised to see the "2.9" badge gone! It only has an "S80" and that's it! Same semi-ugly 16" alloys as in 2002/2002.5 models.<p>The Telematics option had an MSRP of $835.00. Let me tell you. If you can afford it, get it! I got to take a close look at the whole system and it is well worth it. I will post later all the details about the system but here is a summary.<p>The keypad is (as you all know, by now) where a small storage "bin" was, next to the stereo system controls. Below the keypad, are two buttons; one labeled "SOS" and the other "On-Call". There is a plastic tag over them with a warning "DO NOT REMOVE". Those two buttons can be activated by pushing either one and holding them for at least 2 seconds (to prevent accidental activation). They will also be activated should an airbag, inflatable curtain or seatbelt pretensioner (!) get activated. <p>The telephone system will work when the engine is running or the key is turned to, at least, position I on on the ignition. If the key is turned off, the system goes dead along with any telephone conversation that you may be carrying. You can store up to 100 telephone numbers!!! Neat! You can also check and read any TEXT messages that may have been sent to you! Super neat! There are so many menus and submenus that I will have to explain tomorrow, at a separate and more detailed post.<p>There is a speaker embedded in the driver's headrest. There is also a small and thin telephone receive neatly tucked in on the right side of the armrest. You can pick up that receiver to talk or use the sytem hands-free and speak through the microphone which is cleverly hidden on the left side of the rearview mirror! <p>Any telephonic activity will be displayed on the text window (where the trip computer displays messages). If someone calls you and his/her number has already been stored, his/her name will appear on that window! Anyway, the system is neat well worth the $835!<p>More on this tomorrow.<p><br>Yannis
 

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<B> <I> <U>Here is some more on the Telematics options, as promised:</U> </I> </B> <p>Volvo's <B>On Call Plus</B> system integrates the car's built-in telephone with the airbags, inflatable curtains, seat belt pretensioners and alarm systems. <p> <B>The On Call Plus</B> system utilizes:<br>* GPS (Global Positioning System) technology to determine vehicle's location<br>* The vehicle's built-in telephone to establish voice contact eith the On Call Plus service center<p>The On Call Plus system is active when the ignition key is in position I or II and for 96 hours after the key has been switched off.<p>The system is equipped with a back-up battery that enables an activated service to be completed, even if the vehicle's normal electrical system has been disrupted.<p>The On Call Plus system automatically notifies the On Call Plus service center in two situations:<br>* In an accident where a collision sensor activates a front or side airbag, an inflatable curtain, or a seat belt pretensioner. Activation of the WHIPS system will not initiate automatic notification to the service center.<br>* If the vehicle's anti-theft alarm is triggered.<p>One can also <I>manually</I> initiate contact with the Service Center. This is done by pressing and holding either the On Call or SOS button <I>for at least 2 seconds</I>. Those buttons can be used even when the key is NOT in the ignition.<p> <B> <I> <U>Automatic Collision Notification</U> </I> </B><br>When any supplemental restraint system (SRS) sensor in the car is activated:<br>1. A call is automatically initiated from the On Call Plus system in the vehicle to the On Call Plus service senter.<br>2. The service center then talks to someone on the vehicle to assess the situation and determine the need for assistance.<br>3. The service center then contacts other support services, who send required assistance to the vehicle's location.<p> <B> <I> <U>Automatic Theft Notification</U> </I> </B> <br>When the vehicle's alarm system is triggered:<br>1. The On Call Plus service center is automatically notified if the alram is not turned off within 15 seconds.<br>2. The On Call Plus service center then tries to establish contact with the owner of the vehicle or another authorized person.<br>3. If theft is confirmed, the On Call Plus service center and the owner decide on further action (police, tracking, etc.).<p> <B> <I> <U>Remore Unlocking/Alarm Deactivation</U> </I> </B><br>1. If you are locked out of your vehicle, then you can contact the On Call Plus service senter via their toll-free telephone number.<br>2. The On Call Plus service center can send a signal to unlock the vehicle and deactivate the alarm.<br>3. <B>Sedans only:</B> Complete the unlocking sequence by depressing the trunk handle <I>twice</I>, which is located on the underside of the rear edge of the trunk lid.<p> <B>NOTE:</B> The remote unlocking function is only available within 96 hours from the time at which the vehicle was locked. Also, note that if the car is parked e.g., in an underground parking garage, remote unlocking may not be possible due to poor telephone reception.<p>That's it for now...the more we learn, the more we will post and/or be able to answer further questions. Very nice system... Volvo should have been offering it, already.<p>Yannis
 

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Thanx for the Info! This is just one more reason that I'm glad the 75th AE's were nixed. The 2003 Elite will have it all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> I will take delivery in December. It took forever to get a date but hey it's on it's way. Thanx again.<p>Glen<br>
 

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1st Volvo On Call Plus experience, today...

OK...curiosity got the better of me...After I took a class, yesterday, where I learned a lot more about Volvo On Call Plus, etc., I could not wait any longer and decided to activate the feature on one of the new wagons that we just got it. In this case, I chose the Titanium Grey Metallic V70 T5 which will be our "mule", if you will, where we will demonstrate this feature to customers until it is sold.<br>I went to the website, vocplus.com, where I logged in, I created a customer profile (in this case it was me) and after the registration process I was given 4 or 5 different types of codes. I must make a note that the car had been fully PDI'd and all software had been downloaded. Anyway, after the registration through the website, I went to the car, turned the engine on and followed the 39-step process (actually, it was not that hard, pretty simple) that took me through registering those codes, etc. and then I was asked to place my "activation call to the VCOP Service Center". I made sure the telephone switch was lit up and then I pressed (and help) the "ON CALL" button for 2 secs. Through the Driver Information Module, I monitored the progress of the connection. The satellite link took a few seconds before the call went through and I was placed on hold with the Service Center, listening to classical music through the speakerphone right behind my head, inside the headrest.<p>After waiting for a period of about 20 seconds, a gentleman answered and I informed him that this was my "activation call". He seemed overly excited and told me that I was "one of their first calls"...He proceeded to verify my name and the VIN of the car. Then, he welcomed me and asked me if I can hang on so he could verify the position of my car. I said "OK" and waited a few seconds...he told me that according to the latitude and longitude showing on his screen, I was located in Southern Pennsylvania although he could not verify at that time the town. He asked me to wait a little longer in order to get another satellite feedback but I told him not to worry. The he proceeded with info that impressed me. He went: <b><i>"According to information on my screen, I show one door open (my door was slightly ajar), exterior temperature readinf is 72 degrees (the car's display showed 71!), interior (!!!) temperature reading is 75 degrees and you have about 2 gallons of fuel left (yes, the gas light was on!!!)"</i></b> Holy schmolly! Big Brother at its finest!!! Kind of spooky but I guess it is what it is...So, anyway, we bade farewell and that was it!<p>12 months are free, it costs $19/mo. after that period.<p><br>Yannis<p>
 

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Yannis,<p>Way cool stuff! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Drew
 

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Did they mention what you had for lunch? Can you imagine the sort of information the Gov is getting on Iraq now. Well at least I won't get lost as long as big brother is watching <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> Thanx for the info... I can't wait to try mine. It won't work over her but I'll be back in the states next year. It sounds like this new toy is worth every penny.<p>Glen
 
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