Active park assist

Parking with Active parking assistance*

Updated 1/14/2020

The Active parking assistance (Park Assist Pilot - PAP) helps the driver park in three steps. The function can also help the driver to leave a parking space.

Note

The PAP function measures the space and turns the steering wheel - the driver's task is to:

  • keep a close watch around the car
  • follow the instructions in the centre display
  • change gear (reverse/forward)
  • control and maintain a safe speed
  • brake and stop.

PAP can be activated if the following criteria are met once the engine has been started:

  • No trailer is attached to the car.
  • The speed must be below 30 km/h (20 mph).

Parking

The PAP function parks the car using the following steps:

  1. A parking space is identified and measured.
  2. The car is reversed into the space.
  3. The car is positioned into the space - the system may then request that the driver changes gear.

Finding and measuring parking spaces

The function can be activated in the centre display's function view.

It can also be accessed from the camera views or the top view's Settings option.

Principle for parallel parking.

Principle for parallel parking.

Principle for perpendicular parking.

Principle for perpendicular parking.

Drive no faster than 30 km/h (20 mph) for parallel parking or 20 km/h (12 mph) for perpendicular parking.

Tap on the Park In button in function view.

PAP searches for a parking space and checks whether it is big enough.

Keep an eye on the centre display - be ready to stop the car when the graphics and message indicate that a suitable parking space has been found.

A pop-up window is shown.

Select Parallel parking or Perpendicular parking and select reverse gear.

Note

PAP searches the area for parking, displays instructions and guides the car in on its passenger side. But if required the car can also be parked on the driver's side of the street:

  • Activate the direction indicator to the driver's side - then the system searches for a parking space on that side of the car instead.

Reversing in to the parking space

Parallel.

Parallel.

Perpendicular.

Perpendicular.

Check that there is nothing behind.

Reverse slowly and carefully without touching the steering wheel - and no faster than 7 km/h (4 mph).

PAP will then steer the car into the parking space.

Keep an eye on the centre display - be prepared to stop the car when the graphics and message so request.

Note

  • Keep your hands away from the steering wheel when the PAP function is activated.
  • Make sure that the steering wheel is not hindered in any way and can rotate freely.
  • To achieve optimum results - wait until the steering wheel is fully turned before starting to drive backward/forward.

Positioning the car in the parking space

Parallel.

Parallel.

Perpendicular.

Perpendicular.

Move the gear selector into the D position, wait until the steering wheel has been turned and drive slowly forward

Keep an eye on the centre display - be prepared to stop the car when the graphics and message so request.

Select reverse gear and drive slowly backwards.

Keep an eye on the centre display - be prepared to stop the car when the graphics and message so request.

The function is deactivated automatically and the graphics and message show that parking is complete. It may be necessary for the driver to correct the car’s position. Only the driver can determine whether the car is properly parked.

Important

The warning distance is shorter when the sensors are used by PAP compared with when Park Assist uses the sensors.

Leaving a parking space

Note

When leaving a parking space, the Park Out function can only be used for a parallel-parked car - it does not work for a perpendicular-parked car.

The Park Out function is activated in the centre display's function view.

Tap on the Park Out button in function view.

PAP identifies the best way to leave the parking space.

Keep an eye the centre display. follow the instructions in the same way as during parking.

Note the steering wheel can "spring" back when the function is completed - the driver may then need to turn the steering wheel back to the maximum steering angle in order to leave the parking space.

If PAP considers that the driver can leave the parking space without any extra manoeuvring then the function will be stopped, even if the driver may consider that the car is still in the parking space.


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