How overtaking assistance works
When adaptive cruise control or Pilot Assist is following another vehicle and the driver indicates the intention to overtake by activating the direction indicatorOn left flash only in left-hand-drive car, or right flash in right-hand-drive car., the systems help by accelerating the vehicle towards the vehicle ahead before the driver's vehicle reaches the overtaking lane.
The function then delays reducing speed in order to avoid premature braking when the driver’s car is approaching a slower vehicle.
The function remains active until the driver’s vehicle has cleared the overtaken vehicle.
Be aware that this function can be activated in more situations than during overtaking, e.g. when a direction indicator is used to indicate a change of lane or exit to another road – the car will then accelerate briefly.
- 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.