Pilot Assist can be deactivated and set in standby mode. This can take place due to driver intervention or automatically.
Standby mode means that the function is selected in the driver display but not activated. In this case, Pilot Assist does not regulate the speed or distance to the vehicle in front, or provide steering assistance.
Standby mode on driver intervention
Pilot Assist is deactivated and set in standby mode if any of the following occurs:
- The foot brake is used.
- The gear selector is moved to N position.
- The direction indicators are used for longer than 1 minute.
- The driver maintains a speed higher than the stored speed for longer than 1 minute.
- The clutch pedal is depressed for approx. 1 minute - applies to cars with manual gearbox.
Automatic standby mode
With automatic standby mode, the driver is warned via an acoustic signal and a message on the driver display.
- The driver must then regulate the car's speed, apply the brakes as needed and maintain a safe distance to other vehicles.
Automatic standby mode may be engaged in the event of one of the following.
- One of the systems that Pilot Assist is dependent on stops working, e.g. stability control / anti-skid 2.
- Hands not holding the steering wheel.
- The driver opens the door.
- The driver takes off the seatbelt.
- The engine speed is too low/high.
- One or more wheels lose traction.
- The brake temperature is high.
- The parking brake is applied.
- The camera and radar unit is covered by e.g. snow or heavy rainfall (camera lens/radio waves are blocked).
- The speed is below 5 km/h (3 mph) and Pilot Assist is uncertain whether the vehicle ahead is a stationary vehicle or an object, such as a speed bump.
- The speed is below 5 km/h (3 mph) and the vehicle ahead turns off so that Pilot Assist no longer has a vehicle to follow.
- The speed is reduced to below 30 km/h (20 mph) - only applies to cars with manual gearbox.