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PARKING DISTANCE CONTROL

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Operating principle

Ultrasonic sensors, indicated by arrows 1, are fitted in the bumpers to measure the distance between the vehicle and an obstacle.

Depending on the vehicle, the system detects obstacles to the front, the rear and the sides of the vehicle.

The parking distance control system is only activated when the vehicle is driven at a speed below approximately 6 mph (10 km/h).

The parking distance control system does not take into account towing and load carrying systems etc.

This measurement is indicated by beeps which become more frequent the closer you come to the obstacle, until they become a continuous beep when the vehicle is approximately 20 to 30 centimetres from the obstacle.

Special features

Ensure that the ultrasonic sensors indicated by the 1 arrows are not obscured (by dirt, mud, snow, a badly fitted/attached number plate), impacted, modified (including paintwork) or obstructed by any accessory fitted to the front or rear of your vehicle.

This function is an additional aid that indicates the distance between the vehicle and an obstacle whilst reversing, using sound signals.

Under no circumstances should it replace the driver’s care or responsibility whilst reversing.

The driver should always be ready for sudden incidents while driving: always ensure that there are no small, narrow moving obstacles (such as a child, animal, pushchair, bicycle, stone, post, etc.) in the blind spot when manoeuvring.

Note: the display 2 shows the vehicle surroundings and emits beeps.

It is necessary to travel a few metres before the side detection is activated.

If all areas have a grey background, the whole area around the vehicle is being monitored:

- A: analysis of the vehicle surroundings in progress;

- B: analysis of the vehicle surroundings carried out.

Note: for vehicles fitted with the “360° camera” function 360° CAMERA, analysis of the vehicle surroundings (areas A and B) is not displayed in “Bird’s eye view” or “Side view” mode.

An impact to the underside of the vehicle while manoeuvring (e.g. striking a post, raised kerb or other street furniture) may result in damage to the vehicle (e.g. deformation of an axle).

To avoid any risk of accident, have your vehicle checked by an approved dealer.

Operation

Most objects located less near the front, rear and sides of the vehicle are detected.

Depending on the distance of the obstacle, the frequency of the beep will be higher while approaching it, and will become a continuous beep around 20 cm away for obstacles to the sides, and around 30 cm for obstacles to the front or rear. The green, orange (or yellow depending on the vehicle) and red zones will be shown on the C display.

Detection of obstacles to the side

Depending on the direction of the wheels, the system determines the trajectory of the vehicle and notifies the driver of any risk or otherwise of a collision with an obstacle 3 to the side of the vehicle.

If a side obstacle is detected:

- the beeps become faster and then sound continuously as the obstacle gets nearer. Green, orange and red zones will be displayed on the display D;

- if there is no risk of collision, no beep will sound when approaching the obstacle. Green, orange and red zones will be displayed interspersed on the display D.

Note: in the event of a change in trajectory during a manoeuvre, the risk of collision with an obstacle may be signalled late.

Activation/deactivation

Vehicles fitted with a multimedia screen 4

To activate or deactivate the various zones covered by the ultrasonic detectors from the multimedia screen, refer to the multimedia instructions.

Select “ON” or “OFF”.

An impact to the underside of the vehicle while manoeuvring (e.g. striking a post, raised kerb or other street furniture) may result in damage to the vehicle (e.g. deformation of an axle).

To avoid any risk of accident, have your vehicle checked by an approved Dealer.

Vehicles not fitted with a multimedia screen

With the vehicle stopped, press the 6 switch to deactivate parking distance control. The switch warning light illuminates. Press again on the 6 switch to activate the function. The switch 5 warning light goes out.

Adjustment

Vehicles fitted with a multimedia screen 4

Depending on the vehicle, with the engine running, some settings can be adjusted from the multimedia screen 4. Please refer to the multimedia instructions for further information.

Parking distance control audio volume

Adjust the volume of the parking distance control by pressing + or -.

System sound

Enables the system sound to be chosen.

Deactivating the system sound

Activate or deactivate the parking distance control sound.

Note: if you deactivate the sound, you will no longer be notified with beeps when approaching an obstacle.

When the vehicle is travelling at a speed below approximately 6 mph (10 km/h), some noises (motorcycle, lorry, pneumatic drill etc.) may trigger the beeping sound of the parking distance control.

Vehicles not fitted with a multimedia screen

- With the vehicle stopped, press the 7 switch as many times as required to reach the “Vehicle” tab;

- press the 8 or 9 control repeatedly to reach the “Settings” menu. Press the switch 10 OK;

- press the 8 or 9 control repeatedly to reach the “PARKING ASSIST” menu. Press the switch 10 OK;

- select “BIP VOLUME” to adjust the Park Assist volume using the 8 or 9 control.

Deactivating the parking distance control manually

You must disable the function if:

- towing, carrying or trailer equipment is present in front of the ultrasonic detectors;

- in the event of damage to the ultrasonic sensors.

Parking distance control automatic deactivation

The system deactivates:

- when the vehicle speed is above approximately 6 mph (10 km/h);

- depending on the model, when the vehicle is stationary for more than approximately 5 seconds and an obstacle is detected (such as when in a traffic jam, etc.);

- when the vehicle is in neutral for manual gearboxes, or in position N or P for automatic gearboxes.

Operating faults

When the system detects an operating fault, a beep sounds for approximately three seconds each time reverse gear is selected and the message “Check parking distance control” appears on the instrument panel. Consult an approved dealer.

An impact to the underside of the vehicle while manoeuvring (e.g. striking a post, raised kerb or other street furniture) may result in damage to the vehicle (e.g. deformation of an axle).

To avoid any risk of accident, have your vehicle checked by an approved dealer.

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