With Parking Assistant: obstacles on the side of
the vehicle that are detected by the sensors of
the parking assistant, may also be reported by
the side parking aid, refer to page 208, function.
The ultrasound sensors for distance measure‐
ments are located in the bumpers and possibly
on the sides of the vehicle.
The range, depending on the obstacle and envi‐
ronmental conditions, is approx. 6 ft/2 m.
An acoustic warning sounds in case of an im‐
pending collision at a distance to the object of
approx. 27 in/70 cm.
For objects behind the vehicle, the acoustic
warning is already issued at a distance to the ob‐
ject of approx. 5 ft/1.50 m.
The system cannot serve as a substitute for the
driver’s personal judgment in assessing the
traffic conditions. Based on the limits of the
system, it cannot independently react to all traf‐
fic situations. There is a risk of accident. Adjust
driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic
closely and actively intervene where appropri‐
Due to high speeds when PDC Park Distance
Control is activated, the warning can be de‐
layed due to physical circumstances. There is a
risk of injury or risk of damage to property.
Avoid approaching an object too fast. Avoid
driving off fast while PDC Park Distance Control
is not yet active.
Button in the vehicle
Park assistance button
Ultrasound sensors of the PDC,
for instance in the bumpers.
▷ Do not cover sensors, for instance with stick‐
ers, bicycle racks or similar.
▷ Keep the sensors clean and free of ice.
Switching on automatically
The system switches on automatically in the fol‐
▷ If selector lever position R is engaged when
the engine is running.
▷ While approaching detected obstacles if the
speed is slower than approx. 2.5 mph/4 km/h.
The activation distance depends on the situa‐
tion in question.
You may switch automatic activation when ob‐
stacles are detected on and off.
Driver assistance systems
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