The following conditions must exist for Overtaking Assistance to be activated:
- there must be a vehicle in front (the “target vehicle”)
- your car's current speed is at least 70 km/h (43 mph)
- the selected speed must be high enough for overtaking to take place safely.
To start the Overtaking Assistance:
Activate the direction indicator.
Use the left-hand direction indicator in a left-hand drive car right in a right-hand drive car.
Overtaking Assistance begins acceleration and reduces the time interval the vehicle ahead for a limited period in order to facilitate overtaking. If no overtake is executed, the time interval returns to the preset value.
When using the Overtaking Assistance System, the driver should be aware that there may be undesired acceleration if the conditions suddenly change.
Some situations should therefore be avoided, such as if:
- the car is approaching an exit to turn-off in the same direction as overtaking would normally occur.
- the vehicle ahead slows down before the driver's car has crossed over into the overtaking lane.
- the traffic in the overtaking lane slows down.
- a right-hand drive car is driven in a county with left-hand traffic (or vice versa).
Situations of this type are avoided by temporarily setting Pilot Assist to standby mode.