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ACTIVE DRIVER ASSIST

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The “Active Driver Assist” is a driving aid system for use outside built-up areas, on wide roads and with visible lines.

Depending on the vehicle, this system comprises the “Adaptive cruise control Stop and Go function ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL STOP AND GO and the “Lane centering assist.” function.

When these two functions are activated simultaneously, the system allows the driver to:

- maintain vehicle speed based on a previously saved speed;

- adjust the distance between this vehicle and the vehicle in front;

- direct the vehicle to the centre of the lane;

- adapt the vehicle speed to the speed shown on the road signs, automatically or after confirmation by the driver.

The Stop and Go adaptive cruise control function.

Based on information from a radar or camera or map data sent via a GSM connection, the adaptive cruise control Stop and Go gives you the option of maintaining a selected speed, known as the cruising speed, while keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front in the same lane. The cruising speed can be adjusted automatically to a speed limit change (available by subscription).

If the vehicle in front stops, the Stop and Go adaptive cruise control may brake your vehicle to a complete stop before setting off again.

The system controls acceleration and deceleration of your vehicle using the engine and braking system.

The Stop and Go adaptive cruise control function can be activated from 0 to 93 mph or 99 mph (0 to 150 km/h or 160 km/h) according to road conditions (traffic, weather etc.)

It is represented by the following symbol ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL STOP AND GO.

Note:

- the driver must observe the maximum speed limit and safe distances in the country where they are driving;

- the adaptive cruise control can brake the vehicle up to a third of the braking capacity. Depending on the situation, the driver may need to brake harder.

The Stop and Go adaptive cruise control does not trigger an emergency stop and its braking capability is limited.

Important: you should keep your feet near the pedals and your hands on the steering wheel at all times to prepare for any event.

The “Lane centering assist.” function

Using information from a camera, the “Lane centering assist.” function uses the steering system to direct the vehicle to the middle of the lane. This function is only available while the Stop and Go adaptive cruise control is activated. ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL STOP AND GO.

If the conditions allow it, the function is available between:

- 0 mph and 99 mph (0 and 160 km/h) approximately with a vehicle in front;

or

- 37 mph (60 km/h) et 99 mph (160 km/h) approximately without a vehicle in front.

The “Lane centering assist.” function is a comfort feature. It is represented by the symbol .

Note: in the event of a sharp bend, the function’s lateral retention capacities are limited and require the driver to take immediate action on the steering wheel.

Additional information

Depending on the vehicle, the “Active Driver Assist” function may be used with other driving aid functions.

Please note that:

- activating the speed limiter causes deactivation of the system;

- the system cannot be activated when the “Automated park assist” function is active;

- Activating the “Lane centering assist.” function suspends the “Lane departure warning” or “Lane crossing prevention” functions if they have been activated. They will be reactivated when the driver decides to stop the “Lane centering assist.” function.

Computer 1

Receives information from the radar and camera to determine the vehicle trajectory and speed (acceleration or braking). Amongst other things, it controls activation/deactivation of the system (door opening, etc.).

Camera 2

Detects markings on the ground, road signs and the position of vehicles in the various traffic lanes. It complements the information transmitted by the 7 radar.

Make sure the windscreen is not obscured (by dirt, mud, snow, etc.).

Aerial and maps 3

Road maps and certain driving conditions (roundabouts and cornering) are downloaded according to the journey taken by the vehicle. The system can anticipate deceleration following a change of the speed limit indicated on road signs, depending on the parameters selected by the driver.

Aerial and maps 3 continued

The system can also adjust the vehicle’s speed when approaching a bend or roundabout.

Electronic parking brake 4

It the vehicle stationary under certain conditions.

Capacitive sensor 5

Depending on the vehicle, it detects hands on the steering wheel.

Power-assisted steering 6

Operates the front wheels to assist the trajectory of your vehicle according to details transmitted by the 1 computer.

Engine computer 7

It controls and directs the engine to carry out the required acceleration.

Radar 8

Calculates the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front.

Radar 8 continued

The system’s maximum range is approximately 150 metres. This may vary according to the road conditions (ground relief, weather conditions, etc.).

Ensure that the radar area is not obstructed (dirt, mud, snow, a badly fitted front number plate), impacted, modified (including painting) or hidden by any accessory fitted on the front of the vehicle (on the grille or logo etc.).

Active vehicle control 9

This system provides information on vehicle dynamics to the computer 1 (speed, lateral acceleration etc.) and acts on the braking system to control deceleration and to keep the vehicle stationary.

The radar and camera zones must be kept clean and free of any tampering in order to ensure the proper operation of the system.

Controls

10 Push upwards: puts the function on standby or increases the stored cruising speed (RES/+).

10 Push downwards: activates, stores and decreases cruising speed (SET/-).

11 Set active functions to standby (with cruising speed saved) (0).

12 Speed limiter activation/deactivation .

13 Adjusting the following distance.

14 Adaptive cruise control main Stop/Start switch Stop and Go.

15 Contextual button.

16 “Lane keeping system” function activation/deactivation switch.

Displays on the instrument panel

17 Stop and Go adaptive cruise control function warning light .

18 Stored cruising speed.

19 Vehicle in front.

20 Stored safe distance

21 Left-hand and right-hand line indicators

22 “Lane centering assist.” function warning light.

Steering wheel 23

The driver must always keep their hands on the steering wheel. If too much force is applied when turning the steering wheel, the “Lane centering assist.” function is put on standby so the driver can regain control of the vehicle.

Under certain conditions (sharp bends, etc.) a vibration may be triggered on the steering wheel to warn the driver that they must regain control of the vehicle.

If the driver does not handle the steering wheel (no hands are detected) the “Lane centering assist.” function is deactivated after several warnings.

Activating the “Lane centering assist.” function

The “Lane centering assist.” function must be previously selected via the multimedia screen to be activated.

From the “Vehicle” World, select to the “Driving assistance” tab then the “Lane keeping system” menu.

Select “Lane centering assist.”.

This selection remains stored when the vehicle is stopped.

The “Lane keeping system” must be activated. If the warning light of the 16 button is not lit, press the button 16 .

The message “Lane keeping system activated” appears on the instrument panel to confirm that the function is activated.

This status remains stored when the vehicle is stopped.

The adaptive cruise control Stop and Go must be switched on.

To do this, press the 14 button to activate it. The message “Active driver assist ready: SET to activate” (or, depending on the vehicle, “Road assist ready: SET to activate”) will appear on the instrument panel.

The warning light 22 is displayed in grey on the instrument panel.

Now push the steering wheel control 10 downwards (SET/-).

The “Active Driver Assist” consisting of the adaptive cruise control Stop and Go and the “Lane centering assist.” function is then activated.

The warning light 22 is displayed in green and the left-hand and right-hand line indicators 21 are displayed on the instrument panel to confirm that the function is activated and directing your vehicle to the centre of the lane.

You can interrupt the “Lane centering assist.” function at any time by moving the steering wheel. As soon as you stop turning the steering wheel, the “Lane centering assist.” function is reactivated.

Note: you must keep your hands on the steering wheel when using the “Lane centering assist.” function.

Putting the “Lane centering assist.” function on standby

The “Lane centering assist.” function is put on standby automatically when:

- the Stop and Go adaptive cruise control is put on standby ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL STOP AND GO ;

- the system no longer detects the lines or only one line is detected in your lane;

- the lane is too narrow or too wide;

- the system does not detect any hands on the steering wheel;

- the bend is too sharp;

- in some driving conditions (roundabout, intersection, etc.);

- the vehicle speed is greater than approximately 93 mph or 100 mph (150 km/h or 160 km/h), depending on the vehicle;

- the vehicle speed is below approximately 37 mph (60 km/h), without any vehicle in front;

- the vehicle touches or breaches a line;

- the system is temporarily disrupted (for example: camera obscured by dirt, mud, snow,condensation, etc.).

Certain actions carried out by the driver also suspend the “Lane centering assist.” function:

- activating the indicators;

- too much force is used when handling the steering wheel.

Standby of the function is confirmed by the 22 warning light and the left-hand and right-hand line indicators 21 appearing in grey on the instrument panel.

Once the conditions are met, the function again directs the vehicle to the centre of the lane. The 22 warning light and left-hand and right-hand line indicators 21 are displayed in green on the instrument panel.

You can affect the vehicle trajectory at any point by turning the steering wheel.

Important: you should keep your feet near the pedals and your hands on the steering wheel at all times to prepare for any event.

“Hands on steering wheel” alert

When the “Lane centering assist.” function no longer detects your hands on the steering wheel, several warning levels will be triggered:

- after 15 seconds, the “Keep hands on steering wheel” message appears in yellow on the instrument panel;

- after approximately 30 seconds, the “Keep hands on steering wheel” message and the 24 , warning light appear in red on the instrument panel, accompanied by a beep that gets gradually louder;

- after approximately 45 seconds, the audio sources go on standby, the beep sounds continually, the 24 warning light goes off and the “Lane centering deactivated” message appears in red on the instrument panel: the “Lane centering assist.” function is deactivated.

If the driver does not put their hands on the steering wheel after the warning is displayed, a beep sounds and the 24 warning light flashes on the instrument panel.

The brakes are then briefly applied repeatedly to inform the driver that they must retake control of the vehicle by putting their hands on the steering wheel.

If the driver does not respond, the “Active Driver Assist” activates the hazard warning lights and slows down the vehicle until it comes to a complete stop.

The driver can interrupt the manoeuvre, and the Active Driver Assist, at any time by putting their hands on the steering wheel, braking or deactivating the “Lane centering assist.” function or the adaptive cruise control function Stop and Go.

In the first two alert levels, when the system again detects the presence of the driver’s hands on the steering wheel, the system stops the alerts. The function continues to direct the vehicle to the centre of the lane.

“Hands on steering wheel” alert continued

Note: in some situations, the “Lane centering assist.” function may no longer detect your hands on the steering wheel and may sound a signal:

- the driver is holding the steering wheel very lightly;

- the driver is wearing gloves;

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If the “Lane centering assist.” function is deactivated due to the driver’s hands not being detected on the steering wheel, the adaptive cruise control function Stop and Go remains in operation.

Warning concerning the capacitive sensor: the fitting of any accessory on the steering wheel is prohibited (protective cover, etc.)

In the case of a sharp bend

In the case of a sharp band, and depending on the vehicle speed, the function’s side retaining capacities will be limited and require the driver to carry out immediate action on the steering wheel so that the vehicle remains in the centre of the lane.

If the driver does not intervene, the function triggers the vibration of the steering wheel to signal that the vehicle is about to breach a line and that the driver needs to carry out immediate action.

The 22 warning light and the left-hand or right-hand line indicator 21 appear in red on the instrument panel.

If the vehicle crosses a line completely and moves out of its lane or if the bend is too sharp, the “Lane centering assist.” function is put on standby.

Standby of the function is confirmed by the 22 warning light and the left-hand and right-hand line indicators 21 appearing in grey on the instrument panel.

The “Lane centering assist.” function cannot assist the driver when negotiating a roundabout or an intersection and may automatically switch to standby (see previous pages).

In all cases, the driver must always turn the steering wheel to manage the vehicle trajectory under these driving conditions.

Deactivating the “Lane centering assist.” function

The “Lane centering assist.” function is deactivated if:

- you press switch 16. The function’s deactivation is confirmed by the appearance of the message: “Lane keeping system deactivated” on the instrument panel.

Note: pressing the 16 switch deactivates the “Lane centering assist.” function but does not affect operation of the adaptive cruise control Stop and Go;

- the Stop and Go adaptive cruise control is deactivated ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL STOP AND GO.

Note: pressing button 14 simultaneously deactivates the adaptive cruise control function Stop and Go and the “Lane centering assist.” function;

- the system will no longer detect the driver’s hands on the steering wheel for a period over 45 seconds approximately;

- the “Lane centering assist.” function is deselected via the multimedia screen (from the World “Vehicle”, select the tab “Driving assistance”, then the menu “Lane keeping system”).

The 22 warning light and the left-hand and right-hand line indicators 21 disappear from the instrument panel.

Operating faults

If a “Lane centering assist.” function operating fault is detected, the message “Check Lane Centring” is displayed on the instrument panel and the function is disabled.

The Stop and Go adaptive cruise control function remains in operation.

Consult an approved dealer.

The “Active Driver Assist” is an additional driving aid. it can under no circumstances replace the driver’s responsibility to respect speed limits and safe distances and to be vigilant.

The driver must always be in control of the vehicle.

The driver must always adapt their trajectory and speed according to the surroundings and driving conditions, regardless of system indications.

Except for lines delimiting lanes and the speed limit signs within the limits of the system’s detection capacity, the road sign information (other traffic signs, traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, etc.) are not recognised by the system. These do not trigger any alert or reaction by the system.

The “Active Driver Assist” uses the “Adaptive cruise control Stop and Go” and “Lane centering assist.” functions. The system should under no circumstances be taken to be an obstacle detector or an anti-collision system.

Use the “Active Driver Assist” exclusively outside built-up areas, on wide roads with visible lines.

It must not be used in heavy traffic, on winding or slippery roads (black ice, aquaplaning, gravel) or during bad weather (fog, rain, side winds etc.).

There is a risk of accidents.

System servicing/repairs

- In the event of an impact, the radar and/or camera alignment may be changed and its operation may consequently be affected. Deactivate the system and consult an authorised dealer.

- Any work in the proximity of the radar and/or camera (replacements, repairs, windscreen modifications, paintwork etc.) must be carried out by a qualified professional.

Only an authorised dealer is qualified to service the system.

Deactivating the system

You must deactivate the system if:

- the vehicle is travelling on a windy road;

- the vehicle is being towed (breakdowns);

- the vehicle is towing a trailer or a caravan;

- the vehicle is being driven in a tunnel or close to a metallic structure;

- the vehicle arrives at a toll point, a roadwork area or on a narrow lane;

- the vehicle is being driven up or down a very steep slope;

- the visibility is poor (glaring sun, fog etc.);

- the weather conditions are poor (rain, snow, side winds, etc.);

- the vehicle is being driven on a slippery road surface (rain, snow, gravel, etc.);

- the camera area has been damaged (e.g. interior or exterior windscreen area); the windscreen is cracked or distorted;

- the radar area has been damaged (impacts, etc.) ;

- the surface of the steering wheel is damaged or damp.

In the event of the system behaving abnormally, deactivate it and consult an authorised dealer.

Some conditions can disrupt or damage the operation of the system, for example:

- obstruction of the windscreen or the radar area (by dirt, ice, snow, condensation etc.) Frequently check the cleanliness and condition of the windscreen, front wiper blades and front bumper;

- a complex environment (tunnel etc.);

- poor weather conditions (snow, heavy rain, hail, black ice, etc.);

- poor visibility (night, fog etc.);

- poor contrast between the vehicle preceding it and the surrounding area (e.g. white vehicle in a snowy area etc.) ;

- being dazzled (glaring sun, lights of vehicles travelling in the opposite direction etc.);

- narrow, winding or undulating road (tight bends etc.);

- the tar lines detected as a line by the system;

- narrowing/widening lanes;

- road markings which are worn, lacking in contrast or very widely spaced from one another (lines partially erased etc);

- multiple markings on the road (roadworks area, slip roads connecting to adjacent motorways, hard shoulder etc.);

- road signs that do not include an arrow, located in a motorway exit;

- an area with low connectivity that makes it impossible to geolocate the vehicle or maps that are not up-to-date;

- a vehicle with a significant difference in speed;

- use of mats not adapted to the vehicle. On the driver’s side, only use mats suitable for the vehicle, attached with the pre-fitted components, and check the fitting regularly. Do not lay one mat on top of another. There is a risk of wedging the pedals.

In these cases:

- Risk of unwanted braking or acceleration.

- Risk of unwanted, incorrect correction or no correction of trajectory.

Many unforeseen situations may affect the system operation. Certain objects or vehicles that can appear in the camera or radar detection zone may be interpreted by the system incorrectly, possibly leading to inappropriate acceleration or braking.

You should always be attentive to sudden events that might occur while you are driving. Always maintain your vehicle under control by keeping your feet near the pedals and your hands on the steering wheel, so that you are ready to act in any event.

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