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Connected Safety

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Updated 1/21/2020

Connected Safety

Not available on all markets.

Connected Safety communicates information between your own car and other vehicles via the InternetData is transferred (data traffic) when using the Internet, and this may involve a cost.. The function is intended to make a driver aware that there may be a potentially dangerous traffic situation further ahead on the same road.

The Connected Safety function can inform the driver whether another vehicle further ahead on the same road has activated its hazard warning flashers or detected slippery driving conditions. Information about slippery driving conditions is also given if your own car detects slippery surfaces.

Connected Safety can help the driver with the following:

  • Alarm on hazard warning flashers
  • Alarm on slippery driving conditions

If slippery driving conditions are detected by your own car - in addition to you the driver - drivers in other vehicles will also be informed about this via the Internet.

Note

Connected Safety communication between vehicles only works for the vehicles equipped with the function and have it activated.

Alarm on hazard warning flashers

If your own car's hazard warning flashers are activated, information about this can be sent to vehicles approaching your own car's position.

P5-1617-Connected Safety symbol Hazard Light

When your own car is approaching a vehicle with flashing hazard warning flashers, this symbol is shown on the instrument panel.

When your own car is close to a vehicle with flashing hazard warning flashers, the symbol doubles in size.

Alarm on slippery driving conditions

If your own car detects a deterioration in friction between tyres and road surface, the information is sent to the vehicles approaching the position of your own car.

P5-1617-Connected Safety symbol Slippery Road

If an ice alert is triggered, this symbol is displayed on the instrument panel when a vehicle approaches the slippery road section, both in your own car and in other vehicles that have received the information via Connected Safety.

When the approaching vehicle is close to the slippery section of road, the symbol doubles in size on the vehicle's instrument panel.

Warning

  • The function is supplementary driver support intended to facilitate driving and make it safer – it cannot handle all situations in all traffic, weather and road conditions.
  • The driver is advised to read all sections in the Owner's Manual that relate to this function to learn about factors such as its limitations and what the driver should be aware of before using the system.
  • Driver support functions are not a substitute for the driver's attention and judgement. The driver is always responsible for ensuring the car is driven in a safe manner, at the appropriate speed, with an appropriate distance to other vehicles, and in accordance with current traffic rules and regulations.

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