Active park assist

Using Park Assist Pilot*

Updated 11/9/2020

Using Park Assist Pilot*

Park Assist Pilot (PAP Park Assist Pilot) helps the driver park via three steps. The function can also help the driver to leave a parking space.

This function measures space and steers the car – the driver's job is to:

  • keep an eye on what is happening around the car
  • follow the instructions in the centre display
  • select a gear (reverse/forward) – an acoustic signal indicates when the driver should change gear
  • regulate and maintain a safe speed
  • brake and stop.

Symbols, graphic and/or text appear on the centre display when the different steps are to be performed.

The function can be activated if the following criteria are met once the engine has been started:

  • No trailer is attached to the car
  • Speed is lower than 30 km/h (20 mph).

Note

The distance between the car and parking spaces should be 0.5–1.5 metres (1.6–5.0 ft) while the function is searching for a parking space.

Parking with Park Assist Pilot

The function parks the car using the following steps:

  1. A parking space is identified and measured.
  2. The car is reversed into the space.
  3. The car is positioned into the space - the system may then request that the driver changes gear and brakes.

Find and measure parking spaces

P5-1507-Park Assist Pilot symbol

The function can be activated in the centre display's function view.

It can also be accessed from the camera views.

  • Illuminated button – the function is activated.
  • Extinguished button – the function is deactivated.
P5-1507-Parallel parking Scan + Stop

Principle for searching before parallel parking.

P5-1507-Park Assist Pilot, perpendicular parking Scan + Stop

Principle for searching before perpendicular parking.

Drive no faster than 30 km/h (20 mph) for parallel parking or 20 km/h (12 mph) for perpendicular parking.

Tap on the Park In button in the function view or in the camera view.

The function searches for a parking space and checks whether it is big enough.

Be prepared to stop the car when the graphic and message on the centre display state that a suitable parking space has been found.

A pop-up window is shown.

Select Parallel parking or Perpendicular parking and select reverse gear.

Note

The function searches the area for parking, displays instructions and guides the car in on its passenger side. But if required the car can also be parked on the driver's side of the street:

  • Activate the direction indicator to the driver's side - then the system searches for a parking space on that side of the car instead.

Reversing in to the parking space

P5-1507-Parallel parking reverse

Principle for reversing into parallel parking.

P5-1507-Park Assist Pilot, perpendicular parking reverse

Principle for reversing into perpendicular parking.

Check that the area behind the car is clear, then engage reverse gear.

Reverse slowly and carefully without touching the steering wheel - and no faster than 7 km/h (4 mph).

Be prepared to stop the car when instructed by the graphic and message on the centre display.

Note

  • Keep your hands away from the steering wheel when the function is activated.
  • Make sure that the steering wheel is not hindered in any way and can rotate freely.
  • To achieve optimum results - wait until the steering wheel is fully turned before starting to drive backward/forward.

Positioning the car in the parking space

P5-1507-Parallel parking fixation

Principle for positioning during parallel parking.

P5-1507-Park Assist Pilot, perpendicular parking fixation

Principle for positioning during perpendicular parking.

Move the gear selector to the gear position as instructed by the system, wait until the steering wheel has been turned and drive forward slowly.

Be prepared to stop the car when instructed by the graphic and message on the centre display.

Select reverse gear and drive slowly backwards.

Be prepared to brake the car when instructed by the graphic and message on the centre display.

The function is deactivated automatically and the graphics and message show that parking is complete. It may be necessary for the driver to correct the car’s position. Only the driver can determine whether the car is properly parked.

Important

The warning distance is shorter when the sensors are used by Park Assist Pilot (PAPPark Assist Pilot) compared with when Park Assist System uses the sensors.


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