Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert

Warning for crossing traffic when the vehicle is backing up.

limitations

Updated 1/31/2020

Cross Traffic Alert

Warning for crossing traffic when the vehicle is backing up.

limitations

CTACross Traffic Alert functionality may be reduced in certain situations.

CTA does not function optimally in all situations and has certain limitations. The CTA sensors, for example, cannot "see" through other parked vehicles or objects blocking the vehicle.

Below are a few examples of situations in which CTA's field of vision may be initially limited and approaching vehicles may therefore not be detected until they are very close to your vehicle:

P5-1507-CrossTrafficAlert Princip-Exception1

The vehicle is parked very far into a parking space.

P5-1507-CrossTrafficAlert Princip-Exception2

In a diagonal parking space, CTA may be completely "blind" on one side of your vehicle.

CTA's blind zone.
CTA's field of vision.

However, as you back your vehicle slowly out of a parking space, CTA's field of vision changes in relation to the obstructing vehicle/object and its blind zone is reduced.

Examples of further limitations

  • Dirt, ice and snow covering the sensors may reduce functionality and prevent the system from providing warnings.
  • CTA is automatically deactivated if a trailer, bicycle holder or similar is connected to the vehicle's electrical system.
  • For CTA to function optimally, bicycle holders, luggage racks or similar should not be mounted on the vehicle's towbar.

Note

The function uses the vehicle's camera and radar sensor, which has certain general limitations.


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