ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL STOP AND GO

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Based on information from a radar or camera, the Stop and Go adaptive cruise control function 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.

Depending on the vehicle, when the “Road sign detection” function is activated DETECTION OF ROAD SIGNS, the system can adjust your vehicle’s speed according to the speed limit signs recognised by the camera.

Depending on the subscription, using the camera and the map, the system adjusts the vehicle speed in advance according to the context and road incidents (roundabouts, bends, next signs or speed limit zones).

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 system’s maximum range is approximately 130 metres. This may vary according to the road conditions (ground relief, weather conditions, etc.).

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.).

The function is indicated by the symbol.

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 around 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.

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 safe distances or to be vigilant (the driver must always be ready to brake).

The driver must always be in control of the vehicle.

The driver must always adapt their speed according to the surroundings and traffic conditions.

Use the adaptive cruise control Stop and Go outside built-up areas, on wide roads with visible lines.

The cruise control may have limited operation on very winding or slippery roads (black ice, aquaplaning, gravel) or during bad weather (fog, rain, side winds, etc.)

There is a risk of accidents.

Location of the camera 1

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

Location of the radar 2

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

Controls

3 - Upwards: activates, increases cruising speed or reminds of the memorised cruising speed (RES/+).

- Downwards: activates, decreases cruising speed or stores current speed (SET/-).

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

5 Adjusting the following distance.

6 Adaptive cruise control main Stop/Start switch .

7 Contextual button (depending on the vehicle).

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

Displays

8 Stop and Go adaptive cruise control warning light.

9 Stored cruising speed.

10 Vehicle in front.

11 Stored safe distance.

Switching on

Press switch 6.

Warning light appears in grey, and the message “Adaptive cruise control ON” appears on the instrument panel, accompanied by dashes to indicate that the cruise control function is activated and waiting to store a cruising speed.

This function cannot be activated when:

- the parking brake is applied;

- the “Automated park assist” function is already activated AUTOMATIC PARKING.

The message Adaptive Cruise Ctl unavailable is displayed on the instrument panel.

Important: you should keep your feet near the pedals at all times to prepare for any event.

Note: for vehicles fitted with the “Active Driver Assist” system ACTIVE DRIVER ASSIST, when the “Lane centering assist.” function, previously selected in the multimedia system or by pressing the switch 12 (switch warning light 12 on), adaptive cruise control is activated automatically when the “Lane centering assist.” function is activated ACTIVE DRIVER ASSIST.

Activating cruise control

When stationary or at a steady speed, push the 3 control upwards (RES/+) or downwards (SET/-): the function is activated and the current speed is stored.

The minimum cruising speed is 19 mph (30 km/h).

The cruising speed 9 replaces the dashes and cruise control is confirmed by the appearance of the cruising speed in green and warning light .

If you try to activate the function above 93 mph (150 km/h) or, depending on the vehicle, 99 mph (160 km/h), the “Invalid Speed” message is displayed and the function will remain inactive.

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

Note: if your vehicle speed is lower than about 19 mph (30 km/h), the function uses a default cruising speed of 19 mph (30 km/h). The vehicle will accelerate until it reaches the stored cruising speed.

Activating cruise control with speed limit sign recognition (display A)

(depending on the vehicle)

When the vehicle is equipped with the “Road sign detection” function DETECTION OF ROAD SIGNS, press the contextual button 7 to adapt the vehicle speed to the speed limits 13 detected by the camera.

When passing the sign, the cruising speed 9 adopts the value of the detected speed 13.

Adjustment

You can choose to apply to cruising speed 9 a systematic speed deviation in relation to the detected speed limits 13.

From the multimedia screen, in the “Vehicle” World, select “Driving assistance”. Then, on the “Speed management” menu, activate the “Adjust speed limitations” field and select the desired difference (from -6 mph (10 km/h) to +6 mph (10 km/h), above 30 mph (50 km/h)).

Activating cruise control with advance speed limit sign recognition (display B)

(depending on subscription)

Using the camera, the “Road sign detection” function DETECTION OF ROAD SIGNS and the map associated with the subscription, the system anticipates automatic adjustment of the vehicle speed until the next speed limit sign identified 14.

Activating cruise control with advance speed limit sign recognition (display B) (continued)

Activation/deactivation

From the multimedia screen, in the “Vehicle” World, select “Driving assistance”. Then, in the “Speed management” menu, select “To speed limitations” in the “Adaptive regulation” field.

The letter “A” 15 displayed on the instrument panel confirms the activation of the cruise control with advance speed limit sign recognition.

Note: activation/deactivation is also possible by pressing and holding the contextual button 7.

Cruise control with advance speed limit sign recognition is associated with a subscription. If there is no subscription, this function cannot be activated.

To manage the subscription, please refer to the multimedia instructions.

Activating cruise control with advance speed limit sign recognition (display B) (continued)

Operation

With the function activated, the following speeds are displayed on the instrument panel:

- cruising speed 9;

- the current speed limit detected by the system on the section of road on which the vehicle is travelling 13;

- the speed detected by the system on the next road section or speed limit zone 14.

The detected speed 14 is taken into account by the system. The vehicle speed adjusts gradually, until it becomes the cruising speed 9, without any action from the driver. The speed indicated on 14 is displayed on 13 when passing the sign or zone identified.

The driver must always stay vigilant regarding the speed applied by the system and remains responsible for the vehicle speed.

When the function is not activated or the subscription is no longer active, operation is the same as setting the cruising speed with speed limit sign recognition (display A, refer to the previous page).

Adjustment

You can choose to apply to cruising speed 9 a systematic speed deviation in relation to the detected speed limits 13.

From the multimedia screen, in the “Vehicle” World, select “Driving assistance”. Then, on the “Speed management” menu, activate the “Adjust speed limitations” field and select the desired difference (from -6 mph (10 km/h) to +6 mph (10 km/h), above 30 mph (50 km/h)).

Activating cruise control with advance recognition of the road layout (display C)

(depending on subscription)

Using the camera, the “Road sign detection” function DETECTION OF ROAD SIGNS and the map associated with the subscription, the system can anticipate and manage automatic adjustment of the cruising speed 9, when the vehicle is approaching a roundabout or bend.

If the vehicle is approaching a bend or roundabout, a 16 symbol appears on the instrument panel. The vehicle adjusts its speed to a speed appropriate to the feature detected.

The driver must always stay vigilant regarding the speed applied by the system and remains responsible for the vehicle speed.

Activation/deactivation

From the multimedia screen, in the “Vehicle” World, select “Driving assistance”. Then, from the “Speed management” menu, select “Display speed limiations”.

In the “Adaptive regulation” menu, select “To road context”.

(When the function is not activated or the subscription is no longer active, operation is the same as setting the cruising speed with speed limit sign recognition (display A, refer to the previous pages) or, depending on the subscription, setting the cruising speed with speed limit sign recognition (display B, refer to the previous pages).

The following symbols show the features taken into account by the system:

- roundabout;

- bend.

Cruise control with advance recognition of the road layout is associated with a subscription.

If there is no subscription, this function cannot be activated.

To manage the subscription, please refer to the multimedia instructions.

Controlling cruising speed 9

You can resume control of the vehicle speed at any time by:

- putting the function on standby:

- by pressing the brake pedal;

or

- by pressing the switch 4 (0).

- deactivation of the function by pressing the general Start/Stop switch 6.

When automatically adapting the speed to the signs and/or road layout, it is possible to ignore these events. Press the 3 control:

- upwards (RES/+) to return to the stored cruising speed;

- downwards (SET/-) to store and maintain the current speed.

Safe distance control activation

As soon as cruise control is activated, the default safe distance 11 is displayed in green on the instrument panel. The default safe distance corresponds to approximately two seconds (see following pages).

If the system detects a vehicle in your lane, an outline of a vehicle 10 appears above the distance gauge 11 on the instrument panel.

Your vehicle adapts its speed to that of the vehicle in front and applies the brakes if necessary (the brake lights come on) in order to maintain the distance displayed on the instrument panel.

Note: the size of the 10 outline varies according to the distance separating you from the vehicle in front. The larger the outline, the closer the vehicle in front.

Setting the cruising speed

You can vary the speed by pressing repeatedly (for low variation) or pressing and holding (for high variation) the control 3:

- downwards: “SET/-" to decrease the speed;

- upwards on “RES/+" to increase the speed.

Adjusting the following distance

You can vary the safe distance from the vehicle in front at any time by pressing switch 5 repeatedly.

The horizontal distance gauge on the instrument panel indicates the various available safe distances:

- distance gauge D: long distance (corresponding to approximately 2.4 seconds);

- distance gauge E: intermediate distance 2 (corresponding to approximately 2 seconds);

- distance gauge F: intermediate distance 1 (corresponding to approximately 1.6 seconds);

- distance gauge G: short distance (corresponding to approximately 1.2 seconds).

The selected distance gauge appears in green on the instrument panel. The other gauges remain in grey.

Note: the distance must be set according to the traffic level, local regulation and weather conditions.

The safe distance is adjusted by default on the distance gauge E.

Exceeding the cruising speed

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

If it is exceeded, the cruising speed 9 appears in yellow.

The distance gauge flashes if the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front is less than the safe distance selected: the Safe Distance Control function is no longer active.

Then, release the accelerator pedal: the cruise control and safe distance control will automatically resume the speed and distance instructions that you had previously selected.

Overtaking manoeuvre

If you wish to overtake the vehicle in front, activating the indicator will temporarily cancel the safe distance control and enable an acceleration speed sufficient to complete overtaking.

Stopping the vehicle and setting off

If the vehicle in front slows down, the system adapts its speed to bring the vehicle to a complete stop if necessary (e.g. in heavy traffic). The vehicle stops a few metres from the vehicle in front.

When the vehicle in front sets off again:

- if the stop lasts for less than thirty seconds, the vehicle will start again without any action required from the driver.

Note: the driver should always be ready for sudden incidents while driving and remains responsible for controlling the vehicle: if the system detects a pedestrian in the vehicle environment, automatic restart will be inhibited until the next stop;

- if the stop exceeds around thirty seconds, you must apply the accelerator pedal or press button 3 (RES/+) upwards for the vehicle to set off again. The message "Press RES or accelerate to restart Cruise Control" appears on the instrument panel to confirm.

If the stop exceeds around three minutes, the electronic parking brake is automatically applied and the Stop and Go adaptive cruise control is deactivated.

The indicator light goes out to confirm that the function is deactivated.

Putting the function on standby

You can set the function to standby when:

- you press switch 4 (0);

- you apply the brake pedal while the vehicle is moving.

The function is deactivated by the system if:

- you put the gearbox control in P, R or N;

- you unbuckle the driver’s seatbelt;

- you open one of the opening elements;

- you press the engine start/stop button;

- the slope is too steep;

- certain driving aids and correction devices are triggered (active emergency braking, ABS, ESC, etc.)

Note: depending on the vehicle, if the reception of the connected data is not optimal, the system automatically switches on standby the advance speed limit sign recognition and/or advance recognition of the road layout functions.

The two functions are automatically reactivated as soon as reception of the connected data becomes optimal again.

In all circumstances, the standby is confirmed when the warning lights appear in grey and the message “Adaptive Cruise Ctl Disconnected” appears on the instrument panel.

Putting the Stop and Go adaptive cruise control in standby or switching it off does not cause a rapid reduction in speed: you must brake by applying the brake pedal if necessary.

Exit from standby

Based on the stored 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.). Press the 3 (RES/+) switch upwards in the range of valid speeds.

When the stored speed is recalled, activation of the cruise control is confirmed by the illumination of the cruising speed in green.

Note: if the stored speed is higher than the current speed, the vehicle will accelerate to reach that speed.

Based on the current speed

When the cruise control is set to standby, pressing switch 3 (SET/-) downwards reactivates 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.

“Take control of the vehicle” warnings

In some situations (e.g. coming upon a much slower vehicle, vehicle in front changing lanes quickly etc.), the system may not have time to react.

Depending on the situation, the system sounds a beep associated with:

- the orange alert H if the situation requires the driver’s attention;

or

- the red alert J accompanied by the message “Brake” if the situation requires the driver’s immediate attention.

In all situations, react accordingly and perform the appropriate manoeuvres.

Switching off the function

The adaptive cruise control function Stop and Go is deactivated when you press the general Start/Stop switch 6.

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

Temporary unavailability (radar)

The radar is able to detect vehicles in front of your vehicle. The system cannot operate correctly if the radar detection area is obscured or if its signal is disrupted.

If the radar detection area is obstructed or the radar signal is disrupted, the message “Front radar no visibility” is displayed on the instrument panel and the Stop and Go adaptive cruise control is interrupted.

The green warning light disappears to confirm that the function has been automatically deactivated.

Ensure that the radar area remains clean and is not obstructed by snow, mud, a badly fitted number plate or by any accessory fitted on the front of the vehicle (on the grille), or hidden by any accessory fitted on the front of the vehicle (on the grille or logo, etc.).

Conditions in certain geographical areas may hinder the function, for example:

- arid zones, tunnels, long bridges or lightly used roads without road lines, without signs or trees nearby;

- a military or airport zone.

You must leave such areas in order for the function to work.

In all cases, if the message is not erased after the engine is restarted, please contact an authorised dealer.

Temporary unavailability (camera)

The system cannot operate if the camera is obscured (by dirt, mud, snow, condensation, etc.).

In the event of decreased visibility of the camera, the performance of the adaptive cruise control Stop and Go will be reduced. Remain vigilant.

Operating faults

If an adaptive cruise control function Stop and Go operating fault is detected, the "Check adaptive cruise control" message appears on the instrument panel and the adaptive cruise control Stop and Go functions is suspended.

If an operating fault is detected on one or more components of the system, the Stop and Go adaptive cruise control function is deactivated.

The © warning light appears on the instrument panel along with, depending on the malfunction, one of the following messages:

- “Front camera to check”;

- “Front radar to check”;

- “Camera/Radar to check”;

- “Check vehicle”.

Consult an approved dealer.

Limitations of system operation

Vehicle detection

The system detects only vehicles (cars, trucks, motorbikes) that are moving in the same direction as your vehicle.

A vehicle turning into the same lane (e.g. K) will be taken into account by the system only once it enters the camera and radar detection areas.

The system may trigger inappropriate or delayed braking.

The system cannot detect:

- vehicles arriving at intersections: slip road (e.g. L) etc.;

- vehicles driving on the wrong side of the road or reversing towards you.

Detection during cornering

When entering a corner or bend, the radar and/or camera may temporarily not be able to detect the vehicle in front (e.g. M).

The system may trigger an acceleration.

When exiting a bend, the system’s detection of the vehicle in front may be disrupted or delayed.

The system may trigger inappropriate or delayed braking.

The adaptive cruise control Stop and Go must be used outside built-up areas, on wide roads with visible lines.

Detection of vehicles in adjacent lanes

The system may detect vehicles driving on an adjacent lane when:

- you drive into a bend (e.g. N);

- you are driving on a road with narrow lanes;

- the speed of the vehicle on the adjacent lane is slower and if one of these vehicles is located too close to the lane of the other.

The system may incorrectly trigger vehicle slowing or braking.

Vehicles hidden due to variations in ground relief

The system will not detect vehicles hidden due to variations in ground relief or those located outside of the camera and radar detection areas when driving uphill or downhill.

Vehicles outside the camera and radar detection areas.

The system will react late or not at all if the detected vehicles are outside the camera and radar detection areas, particularly in the following cases:

- vehicles transporting long objects which exceed the line;

- the actual length of tall vehicles (e.g. P) outside the radar detection area (construction machine, agricultural equipment towing vehicle, etc.);

- vehicles insufficiently centred in the lane;

- narrow vehicles which are very close (e.g. Q).

Stationary and slow moving vehicles

When your speed is over approximately 31 mph (50 km/h), the system does not detect:

- stationary vehicles (e.g R);

- very slow moving vehicles.

When your speed is less than approximately 31 mph (50 km/h), the system may not react or may react very late to:

- stationary vehicles (e.g R);

- very slow moving vehicles;

- vehicles in front 17 that change lane, discovering a stationary vehicle 18 (e.g. S);

- when the vehicle is stationary 19, when you change lane (e.g. T).

Always be ready to respond in all circumstances.

The driver must always be in control of the vehicle.

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

Non-detection of fixed obstacles and objects of a small size

The system cannot detect:

- pedestrians, bikes, scooters, etc. ;

- animals;

- fixed obstacles (toll barriers, walls, etc.) (e.g. U).

These are not taken into account by the system. They do not trigger any alert or reaction by the system.

This function 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.

Apart from the speed limit signs and road map information from the mapping (vehicles fitted with the “Road sign detection” function and a subscription), other traffic information (traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, etc.) is not taken into account by the system. The driver must always adapt their speed to the surroundings and driving conditions, regardless of system indications.

The system should under no circumstances be taken to be an obstacle detector or an anti-collision system.

Use the adaptive cruise control Stop and Go outside built-up areas, on wide roads with visible lines.

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 function

You must disable the function if:

- 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 driven on a very winding road (mountain road, etc.) ;

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

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

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

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

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

- the area of the camera has been damaged (e.g. on the inside or outside of the windscreen);

- the windscreen is cracked or distorted.

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

In the event of system disturbance

Some conditions can disturb or damage the operation of the system, such as:

- the windscreen or bumper is obscured in the area of the radar (by dirt, ice, snow, condensation, number plate etc.);

- a complex environment (tunnel etc.);

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

- poor visibility (night, fog etc.);

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

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

- 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 this case, the system may brake or accelerate unintentionally.

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 keep your vehicle under control by keeping your feet near the pedals, so that you are ready to act in any event.

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