NOTE: The illustration is schematic - details may vary depending on car model.
In order to start the Pilot Assist it is required that:
- The driver's seatbelt must be buckled and the driver's door must be closed.
- There must be a vehicle (the "target vehicle") within reasonable distance in front of the car, or the current speed must be at least 15 km/h (9 mph).
- For cars with manual gearbox. Speed must be at the lowest 30 km/h(20 mph).
With the adaptive cruise control in the standby mode:
Press ▶ (6).
The symbol changes to Pilot Assist in standby mode (8).
Press the steering wheel button (2).
Pilot Assist is started and current speed is stored, which is shown with figures in the centre of the speedometer.
With the adaptive cruise control started:
Press ▶ (6).
Pilot Assist is started.
Pilot Assist steering assistance is only active when the steering wheel symbol (2) has changed from GREY to GREEN.
Pilot Assist only regulates the time interval to the vehicle ahead when the distance symbol shows a vehicle (1) above the steering wheel symbol.
At the same time a speed range is marked.
The higher speed is the stored/selected speed and the lower speed is that of the vehicle ahead (target vehicle).
Hands on the steering wheel
In order for Pilot Assist to function, the driver must have his/her hands on the steering wheel. The system continually monitors this. If hands are not detected on the steering wheel then a text message is shown, prompting the driver to actively steer the car. If this is not done, an acoustic warning signal will also be given.
If that does not prompt the driver to put his/her hands on the steering wheel either, Pilot Assist changes to standby mode. Following which, Pilot Assist must be restarted with the steering wheel button .
Note that Pilot Assist only works when the driver has hands on the steering wheel.