Distance Warning

Set time interval to vehicle ahead

Updated 1/21/2020

Set time interval to vehicle ahead

It is possible to set the time interval to the vehicle ahead to be maintained by the adaptive cruise control*, Pilot Assist* and Distance Warning* functions.

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Different time intervals to the vehicle in front can be selected and shown in the driver display as 1-5 horizontal lines - the more lines the longer the time interval. One line represents about 1 second to the vehicle in front, 5 lines represents about 3 seconds.

Note

When the symbol in the driver display shows a car and a steering wheel, Pilot Assist follows a vehicle in front at a preset time gap.

When only one steering wheel is shown, there is no vehicle within a reasonable distance ahead.

Note

When the symbol in the driver display shows two cars, ACC is following the vehicle in front at a pre-set time interval.

When only one car is shown, there is no vehicle within a reasonable distance ahead.

P5-1507-Adaptive Cruise Control, dictance warning

Control for time interval.

Decrease time interval
Increase time interval
Distance indicator

Press the steering wheel button (1) or (2) to increase or decrease the time interval.

The distance indicator (3) shows the current time interval.

The adaptive cruise control allows the time interval to vary significantly in certain situations in order to allow the car to follow the vehicle in front smoothly and comfortably. At low speed, when the distances are short, the adaptive cruise control increases the time interval slightly.

Note

  • The higher the speed the longer the calculated distance in metres for a given time interval.
  • Only use the time intervals permitted by local traffic regulations.
  • If the driver supports do not seem to respond with a speed increase when activated, it may be because the time window to the vehicle ahead is shorter than the set time window.

Warning

  • Only use a time window that suits the current traffic conditions.
  • The driver should be aware that short time windows limit the amount of time available to react and take action in an unexpected traffic situation.

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