Setting the warning distance for City Safety

City Safety is always activated, but it is possible to select the warning distance for the function.


The City Safety function cannot be deactivated. It is activated automatically when the engine/electric operation is started and remains switched on until the engine/electric operation is switched off.

The warning distance determines the sensitivity of the system and regulates the distance at which the visual, acoustic and haptic warnings shall be triggered.

Tap on Settings in top view in the centre display.
Press My CarIntelliSafe.
Under City Safety, select Later, Normal or Earlier to set the desired warning distance.

If the Earlier setting produces too many warnings, which could be perceived as irritating in certain situations, then use the Normal or Later warning distance.

If warnings are perceived as being too frequent or disturbing then the warning distance can be reduced. This would lead to the system warning at a later stage, which reduces the total number of warnings.

The Later warning distance should only be used in exceptional cases, as in dynamic driving.


City Safety warns the driver when there is a risk of a collision, but it cannot shorten the driver’s reaction time.

With the warning distance set at Earlier, the warnings will come more in advance. This may mean that the warnings come more often than for warning distance Normal.


Even if the warning distance has been set to Earlier warnings could be perceived as being late in certain situations, e.g. when there are large differences in speed or if vehicles in front brake heavily.


The warning with direction indicators for Rear Collision Warning is deactivated if the warning distance for collision warning in the City Safety function is set at the lowest level "Later".

The seat belt pre-tensioning and braking functions are, however, still active.


No automatic system can guarantee 100 % correct function in all situations. Therefore, never test City Safety by driving at people, animals or vehicles - this may cause severe damage and injury and risk lives.

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