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Steering assistance at risk of collision
The function Collision avoidance can help the driver reduce the risk of the car leaving its lane unintentionally and/or colliding with another vehicle or obstacle by actively steering the car back into its lane and/or swerving.
Activating or deactivating steering assistance in the event of a collision risk
The steering assistance function is optional – the driver can choose to activate or deactivate it.
Symbols and messages for steering assistance upon risk of collision
A number of symbols and messages regarding steering assistance may be shown in the driver display. Here are some examples.
Limitations for steering assistance at risk of collision
In certain situations the function may have limited functionality and fail to intervene in the following cases, for example:
Steering assistance upon risk of run-off
Steering assistance has a number of subfunctions. Steering assistance in the event of run-off risk can help the driver and reduce the risk of the car accidentally leaving the road by actively steering the car back onto the road.
Steering assistance upon risk of head-on collision
Steering assistance has a number of subfunctions. Steering assistance upon risk of head-on collision can help a distracted driver who does not notice that the car is heading into the opposite lane.
Steering assistance upon risk of rear-end collision*
Steering assistance has a number of subfunctions. Steering assistance if there is a risk of rear-end collision can help a distracted driver who does not notice that the car is about to leave its own lane while an oncoming vehicle is approaching at the same time, either from behind or in the blind spot.