Lane assistance

Lane assistance

Updated 7/9/2020

Lane assistance

The function of the Lane Keeping Aid (LKALane Keeping Aid) is to help the driver to reduce the risk of the car accidentally leaving its own lane on motorways and similar major routes.

Lane Keeping Aid steers the car back into its lane and/or alerts the driver with vibrations in the steering wheel.

Lane Keeping Aid is active within the speed range 65-200 km/h (40-125 mph) on roads with clearly visible side lines.

On narrow roads the function may be unavailable, in which case it goes into standby mode. The function becomes available again when the road is wide enough.

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A camera reads the side lines of the road/lane.

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Lane assistance steers the car back into its lane.

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Lane assistance warns with steering wheel vibrationsThe steering wheel vibration varies - the longer the car remains outside the lane lines, the longer the vibration..

Depending on settings, lane assistance acts in accordance with the following:

  • Assist

    See the heading "Assistance alternatives for LKA" in the section "Activating/Deactivating Lane Keeping Aid".

    activated: When the car is approaching a lane line, LKA will actively steer the car back into its lane by applying a slight torque to the steering wheel.
  • Warning

    See the heading "Assistance alternatives for LKA" in the section "Activating/Deactivating Lane Keeping Aid".

    activated: If the car is about to cross a lane line, the driver is warned by means of vibrations in the steering wheel.

Note

When a direction indicator is switched on, there are no steering corrections or alerts from Lane assistance.

Warning

  • The Lane Keeping Aid function is supplementary driver support intended to improve driving safety – it cannot handle all situations in all traffic, weather and road conditions.
  • The function 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.

Lane assistance does not intervene

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Lane assistance does not engage on sharp inside curves.

In some situations, lane assistance allows lane lines to be crossed without intervening with either steering assistance or a warning - e.g. when using the direction indicators or cutting bends.


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