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.
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.
Control for time interval.
Press the steering wheel button (1) or (2) to increase or decrease the time interval.
The distance indicator (3) shows the current time interval.
In order to follow the vehicle ahead in a smooth and comfortable way, Pilot Assist allows the time interval to vary noticeably in certain conditions. For example, at low speed, when the distances become short, Pilot Assist increases the time interval slightly.
Note that a short time interval only allows the driver a short time to react and take action if any unforeseen problem should arise.
Only use the time intervals permitted by local traffic regulations.
If Pilot Assist does not appear to react when activated, this may be because the time distance to the vehicle in front is preventing an increase in speed.
The higher the speed the longer the calculated distance in metres for a given time interval.