Activating and starting Pilot Assist

Pilot Assist must first be activated and then started to be able to control speed and distance and to give steering assistance.
P5-1646-PilotAssist2 Manöverknappar & symbol
NOTE: The illustration is schematic - details may vary depending on car model.
In order to start the Pilot Assist it is required that:
  • The driver's seatbelt must be buckled and the driver's door must be closed.
  • There must be a vehicle (the "target vehicle") within reasonable distance in front of the car, or the current speed must be at least 15 km/h (9 mph).
  • For cars with manual gearbox. Speed must be at the lowest 30 km/h (20 mph).
With the adaptive cruise control in standby mode:
Press the steering wheel button ▶ (6).
The P5-1507- Symbol(i txt) farthållare 2 symbol changes to Pilot Assist in standby mode (8).
Press the steering wheel button P5-1507-Symbol 5x3,5-CC rattknapp Centrum-V (2).
Pilot Assist is started and current speed is stored, which is shown with figures in the centre of the speedometer.


With the Adaptive cruise control started:
Press the steering wheel button ▶ (6).
Pilot Assist is started.
P5-1646-Pilot Assist symbol Avstånd + Styrning

Pilot Assist steering assistance is only active when the steering wheel symbol (2) has changed from GREY to GREEN.

Pilot Assist only regulates the time interval to the vehicle ahead when the distance symbol shows a vehicle (1) above the steering wheel symbol.

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At the same time a speed range is marked.

The higher speed is the stored/selected speed and the lower speed is that of the vehicle ahead (target vehicle).

Hands on the steering wheel

In order for Pilot Assist to function, the driver’s hands must be on the steering wheel.

P6-1817-PA-Symbol Hands-on-Steeringwheel

If Pilot Assist detects that the driver is not holding the steering wheel, the driver is prompted after a pause to actively steer the car, via a symbol and a text message.

If the driver's hands still cannot be detected on the steering wheel after a few seconds, the prompt to actively steer the car is repeated, supplemented by an acoustic warning signal.

If Pilot Assist cannot detect the driver's hands on the steering wheel after a further few seconds, the warning signal becomes intensive and the steering function is deactivated. Pilot Assist must then be restarted using the steering wheel button P5-1507-Symbol 5x3,5-CC rattknapp Centrum-V.


Note that Pilot Assist only works when the driver has hands on the steering wheel.