Distance Warning

Limitations of Distance Warning

Updated 7/23/2018

The Distance Warning functionDistance Alert may have limitations in certain situations.


  • The Distance Warning function is supplementary driver support intended to facilitate driving and make it safer – it cannot handle all situations in all traffic, weather and road conditions.
  • The vehicle's size may affect the ability to detect, e.g. motorcycles, which could mean that the warning lamp illuminates at a shorter time window than set or that the warning is temporarily absent.
  • Extremely high speeds can cause the lamp to illuminate at a shorter time window than that set due to limitations in radar unit range.
  • Distance Warning is not a substitute for the driver's attention and judgement. The driver is always responsible for ensuring the car is driven in a safe manner, at the appropriate speed, with an appropriate distance to other vehicles, and in accordance with current traffic rules and regulations.


The function uses the car's radar unit, which has some general limitations, see the section "Limitations for radar unit".

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