City Safety

City Safety in cross traffic

Updated 7/23/2018

City Safety can help the driver when turning and crossing the path of another oncoming vehicle at an intersection.

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Sector in which City Safety can detect oncoming crossing vehicles.

For City Safety to detect an oncoming vehicle on a collision course, the oncoming vehicle must first enter the sector in which City Safety can analyse the situation.

The following further criteria must also be fulfilled:

  • your car must be travelling at no less than 4 km/h (3 mph)
  • your car must turn to the left in markets with right-hand traffic (or to the right in left-hand traffic)
  • the oncoming vehicle must have its headlamps switched on.

Warning

  • The "City Safety in crossing traffic" function is supplementary driver support intended to improve driving safety – it cannot handle all situations in all traffic, weather and road conditions.
  • Warnings and brake interventions due to a collision risk with an oncoming vehicle often come very late.
  • Never wait for a collision warning or for City Safety to intervene.
  • City Safety 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.

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