Activating and starting Pilot Assist
- 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).
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.
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.
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 .