Standby mode means that the function is selected in the driver display but not activated. In this case, Pilot Assist does not regulate the speed or distance to the vehicle in front, or provide steering assistance.
Standby mode on driver intervention
Pilot Assist is deactivated and set in standby mode if any of the following occurs:
- The foot brake is used.
- The gear selector is moved to N position.
- The direction indicators are used for longer than 1 minute.
- The driver maintains a speed higher than the stored speed for longer than 1 minute.
- The clutch pedal is depressed for approx. 1 minute - applies to cars with manual gearbox.
Automatic standby mode
Pilot Assist is dependent on other systems, e.g. stability control/anti-skid ESCElectronic Stability Control. If any of these other systems stops working, Pilot Assist is deactivated automatically.
With automatic standby mode, the driver is warned via an acoustic signal and a message on the driver display.
- The driver must then regulate the car's speed, apply the brakes as needed and maintain a safe distance to other vehicles.
Automatic standby mode may occur if, for example:
- the driver opens the door.
- brake temperature is high.
- the driver's hands are not on the steering wheel.
- the parking brake is applied.
- engine speed is too low/high.
- the driver takes off the seatbelt.
- one or more wheels lose traction.
- the camera and radar unit is covered by e.g. snow or heavy rainfall (camera lens/radio waves are blocked).
- the speed is below 5 km/h (3 mph) and Pilot Assist is uncertain whether the vehicle ahead is a stationary vehicle or an object, such as a speed bump.
- the speed is below 5 km/h (3 mph) and the vehicle ahead turns off so that Pilot Assist no longer has a vehicle to follow.
- speed is reduced to below 30 km/h (20 mph) - only applies to cars with manual gearbox.