Examples of areas where Cross Traffic Alert can assist the driver to detect obstacles during reversing.
The function is primarily designed to detect vehicles. In favourable conditions it may also be able to detect smaller objects, such as cyclists and pedestrians.
The function is only active if the car rolls backwards or if reverse gear has been selected.
If the function senses that something is approaching from the side, this can be indicated with:
- an acoustic signal - the sound is heard in the left-hand or right-hand speaker according to the direction from which the object approaches.
- an illuminated icon in the driver display's Park Assist System graphic.
- an icon on the Park assist camera top view.
Illuminated icon for Cross Traffic Alert in the Park Assist System graphic on the screen.
If the driver does not observe the warning from the function and a collision is unavoidable, the auto-brake sub-function engages in order to stop the car, after which the driver display shows an explanatory text message on why the car was braked.
- The 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 driver is advised to read all sections in the Owner's Manual that relate to this function to learn about factors such as its limitations and what the driver should be aware of before using the system.
- Driver support functions are 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.