City Safety

City Safety when evasive manoeuvres are prevented

Updated 7/23/2018

City Safety has the facility to assist the driver by automatically braking the car earlier when it is not possible to avoid a collision by only steering away.

City Safety assists the driver by continuously attempting to anticipate whether there are "escape routes" to the side in case a slow or stationary vehicle ahead is discovered at a late stage.

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Your car (1) "sees" no options for evading the vehicle ahead (2) and can therefore auto-brake earlier.

Your car
Slow/stationary vehicle

City Safety does not intervene with the auto-brake function as long as the driver him/herself has the opportunity to avoid a collision via a steering manoeuvre.

However, if City Safety anticipates that an evasive manoeuvre is not possible due to traffic in an adjacent lane, the function can assist the driver by automatically starting to brake at an earlier stage.

Warning

  • The ability of City Safety to be able to predict a specific situation is supplementary driver support intended to improve driving safety – it cannot handle all situations in all traffic, weather and road conditions.
  • 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.

Limitations for City Safety when evasive manoeuvres are prevented

Note

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

Note

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


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