Active park assist

Park Assist Pilot*

Updated 7/23/2018

The Active parking assistance (Park Assist Pilot -PAP) helps the driver to park or leave a parking space.

PAP checks first if a space is sufficiently big and thereafter helps the driver to turn the steering wheel and manoeuvre the car into the space.

The centre display indicates with symbols, graphics and text the various operations to be carried out and when to do so.

Note

The PAP function measures the space and turns the steering wheel - the driver's task is to:

  • keep a close watch around the car
  • follow the instructions in the centre display
  • change gear (reverse/forward)
  • control and maintain a safe speed
  • brake and stop.

Warning

PAP does not work in all situations but is designed merely as a supplementary aid.

The driver always has the final responsibility for driving the vehicle in a safe manner and for paying attention to the surroundings and other road users approaching or passing during parking.

Types of parking situations

PAP can be used for the following different parking situations.

Parallel parking

The principal of parallel parking.

The principal of parallel parking.

The PAP function parks the car using the following steps:

  1. A parking space is identified and measured.
  2. The car is reversed into the space.
  3. The car is positioned in the space by driving forward/backward.

Using the Park Out function, a parallel-parked car can also be assisted by PAP to leave the parking space - see the heading "Leaving a parking space" in the section "Parking with Active parking assistance".

Perpendicular parking

Principle for perpendicular parking.

Principle for perpendicular parking.

The PAP function parks the car using the following steps:

  1. A parking space is identified and measured.
  2. The car is steered into the space during reversing.
  3. The car is positioned in the space by driving forward/backward.

Note

A perpendicular-parked car cannot be assisted by the PAPPark Out function to leave a parking space - the function can only be used for a parallel-parked car.


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