Pilot Assist

Deactivating/activating the Pilot Assist*

Updated 7/23/2018
Buttons and symbols for functions.

Buttons and symbols for functions.

Deactivating and setting Pilot Assist in standby mode

Press the steering wheel button (1).

Pilot Assist is set in standby mode.

Press (2).

Pilot Assist is switched off and changes to the Adaptive cruise control in standby mode.

or

Press (2).

Pilot Assist is switched off and changes to the Adaptive cruise control in active mode.

Standby mode on driver intervention

When the direction indicators or the accelerator pedal are being operated, Pilot Assist is temporarily disabled and set in standby mode. When these conditions no longer apply, Pilot Assist is reactivated automatically.

Automatic reactivation from standby mode must take place within 1 minute - Pilot Assist must thereafter be activated manually with the steering wheel button.

Pilot Assist is temporarily deactivated and set in standby mode if:

  • the foot brake is used
  • the gear selector is moved to N position.

The driver does not then receive any control recommendation and must control both the speed and distance. Alternatively, the driver can manually reactivate Pilot Assist with the steering wheel button.

Automatic standby mode

Pilot Assist is dependent on other systems, such as the Electronic Stability Control system. If any of these systems ceases to function then the Pilot Assist is disengaged automatically.

In the event of automatic deactivation a signal will sound and a message is shown in the driver display. The driver must then intervene and adapt the speed and distance to the vehicle ahead and the surrounding traffic.

Automatic deactivation may occur if:

  • the camera cannot "see" the lane lines
  • there is no vehicle within a reasonable distance ahead
  • the driver's hands are not on the steering wheel
  • the driver takes off the seatbelt
  • engine speed is too low/high
  • wheels lose traction
  • brake temperature is high
  • the parking brake is applied
  • the camera and radar unit is covered by e.g. wet snow or heavy rainfall (camera lens/radio waves are blocked).

Reactivating Pilot Assist from the standby mode

Press the steering wheel button (1).

The speed is then set to the most recently stored speed.


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