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CRUISE CONTROL

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The cruise control function controls the engine and braking system to help you to maintain a driving speed that you have chosen, known as the cruising speed.

This cruising speed can be adjusted continuously from 19 mph to 93 mph (30 km/h to 150 km/h) or, depending on the vehicle, to 100 mph (160 km/h).

Depending on the vehicle, the symbol on the 2 control informs you that you are equipped with adaptive cruise control Stop and Go ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL STOP AND GO.

Controls

1 Start/Stop speed limiter switch .

2 Cruise control On/Off switch .

3 Depending on the vehicle, road sign detection activation switch .

4 Activation switch:

- upwards: increase cruising speed or reminder of the memorised cruising speed (RES/+);

- downwards: decrease cruising speed (SET/-).

5 Switch the function to standby (with cruising speed saved) (0).

Depending on the vehicle, you can link the cruise control function to the "Road sign detection" function DETECTION OF ROAD SIGNS by pressing switch 3.

This function is an additional driving aid. The function does not take the place of the driver.

Therefore, it can under no circumstances replace the driver’s responsibility to respect speed limits and to be vigilant (the driver must always be ready to brake).

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

There is a risk of accidents.

Switching on

Press switch 2.

The 6 warning light appears in grey.

The "Cruise Cont. OK SET to activate" message appears on the instrument panel accompanied by dashes to indicate that the cruise control function is in operation and waiting to memorise a cruising speed.

Activating cruise control

At a steady speed above approximately 19 mph (30 km/h), push the 4 control upwards on (RES/+) or downwards on (SET/-) : the function is activated and the current speed is taken into account. The cruising speed replaces the dashes.

Cruise control is confirmed when the memorised speed and warning light appear in green 6.

If you try to activate the function below 19 mph (30 km/h), the message “Invalid Speed” will be displayed and the function will remain inactive.

Driving

Once a cruising speed is registered and the cruise control function is active, you may lift your foot off the accelerator pedal.

Please note that you must keep your foot close to the pedals in order to react in an emergency.

Adjusting the cruising speed

You can vary the cruising speed by pushing the control 4:

- upwards on (RES/+) to increase the speed;

- downwards on (SET/-) to decrease the speed.

Note: pressing and holding up or down on the 4 control allows you to change the speed by successive increments.

Exceeding the cruising speed

The cruising speed may be exceeded at any time by depressing the accelerator pedal.

While it is being exceeded, the cruising speed flashes on the instrument panel.

Then, release the accelerator pedal: after a few seconds, the vehicle will automatically return to its set cruising speed.

You must keep your feet near the pedals to be ready to react in an emergency.

If the cruise control is no longer available (after several attempts to activate it), contact an Approved Dealer.

Putting the function on standby

The function is set to standby if you:

- 5 switch (0);

- the brake pedal;

- move to the neutral position.

The cruising speed is stored and displayed in grey on the instrument panel.

Returning to the cruising speed

If a speed is stored, it can be recalled, once you are sure that the road conditions are suitable (traffic, road surface, weather conditions, etc.). Push the 4 control upwards on (RES/+) if the vehicle speed is above 19 mph (30 km/h).

When you see a reminder of the stored speed, cruise control activation is confirmed by the display in green of the cruising speed and, depending on the vehicle, the 6 warning light coming on.

NB: if the speed previously stored is much higher than the current speed, the vehicle will accelerate more rapidly to reach this threshold.

When the cruise control is set to standby, push the 4 control downwards on (SET/-) to reactivate the cruise control function without taking into account the stored speed - it is the speed at which the vehicle is moving that is taken into account.

Switching off the function

The cruise control function is interrupted:

- when you press the 2 switch. In this case, there is no stored speed;

- when you press the 1 switch. In this case the speed limiter is selected and there is no stored speed.

The warning light 6 disappears from the instrument panel to confirm that the function is no longer active.

Putting the cruise control on standby or switching it off does not cause a rapid reduction in speed: you must brake by depressing the brake pedal.

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