Parking assistance

Limitations of Parking assistance

Updated 11/9/2020

Limitations of Parking assistance

The Parking Assistance System (PASPark Assist System) cannot detect everything in all situations and may therefore have limited functionality in some cases.

A driver should be aware about the following examples of Park Assist Pilot's limitations:

Warning

  • The parking sensors have blind spots where obstacles cannot be detected.
  • Pay particular attention if there are people and animals near the car.
  • Bear in mind that the front of the car may swing out towards oncoming traffic during the parking manoeuvre.
  • Objects/obstacles may be closer to the car than they appear to be on the screen.

Warning

P5-1717 - Park Assist Camera, warning assistance are switched off

Pay additional attention while reversing when this symbol is shown if a trailer, bicycle rack or similar is mounted and electrically connected to the car.

The symbol indicates that the parking assistance sensors rearward are switched off and will not warn of any obstacles.

Important

Objects e.g. chains, thin glossy poles or low barriers may be in the "signal shadow" and are then temporarily not detected by the sensors - the pulsating tone may then unexpectedly stop instead of changing over to the expected constant tone.

The sensors cannot detect high objects, such as projecting loading docks.

  • In such situations, pay extra attention and manoeuvre/reposition the car particularly slowly or stop the current parking manoeuvre - there may be a high risk of damage to vehicles or other objects since information from the sensors is not always reliable in such situations.

Important

In certain conditions the parking assistance system may produce incorrect warning signals that are caused by external sound sources with the same ultrasonic frequencies that the system works with.

Examples of such sources include horns, wet tyres on asphalt, pneumatic brakes, exhaust noises from motorcycles, etc.

Note

Since a towbar is configured with the car's electrical system, towbar protrusion is included when the function measures the distance to an object behind the car.


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