Pilot Assist

Setting the time interval for Pilot Assist*

Updated 7/23/2018

Pilot Assist can be set with different time intervals.

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.

The same symbol is also shown when the Distance Warning function is activated.

Control for time interval.

Control for time interval.

Decrease time interval
Increase time interval
Distance indicator

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 preceding car in a smooth and comfortable way Pilot Assist allows the time interval to noticeably vary. At low speed when the distance becomes 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.

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