Driver Alert Control (DAC)* - operation
The Driver Alert function can be set in standby mode via the menu system MY CAR:
- Checked box - function activated.
- Unchecked box - the function is deactivated.
Driver Alert is activated when speed exceeds 65 km/h (40 mph) and remains active as long as the speed is above 60 km/h (37 mph).
If the vehicle is being driven erratically, the driver is notified by an acoustic signal plus the text message Driver Alert Time for a break - the linked symbol is illuminated in the combined instrument panel at the same time. The warning is repeated after a time if driving ability does not improve.
The warning symbol can go off:
- Press the left stalk switch OK button.
An alarm from Driver Alert Control should be taken very seriously, as a sleepy driver is often not aware of his/her own condition.
- Stop the car safely as soon as possible and rest.
Studies have shown that it is just as dangerous to drive while tired as it is to drive under the influence of alcohol or other stimulants.