The system uses the ultrasound sensors of PDC
and parking assistant.
To protect the sides of the vehicle, obstacle
markings are displayed on the sides of the vehi‐
▷ Color markings: warning against detected ob‐
▷ Gray markings, hatched area: no obstacles
▷ No markings, black area: the area next to the
vehicle was not yet captured.
Limits of the side parking aid
The system only displays stationary obstacles
that were previously detected by sensors while
The system does not detect whether an obstacle
moves later on. If the vehicle is stationary, the
markings are shown in black after a certain time.
The area next to the vehicle must be newly cap‐
The side parking aid is not available when the
trailer socket is occupied or trailer towing is acti‐
The system is designed to operate in certain
conditions and circumstances. Due to condi‐
tions or other factors, the system may not re‐
spond. There may be a risk of accident or risk
of damage to property. Actively intervene as
warranted. Refer to the information in this Own‐
er’s Manual regarding the scope of the sys‐
tem’s operation and limitations.
With trailer or trailer power socket in
With a trailer, a trailer power socket in use or
when trailer towing is activated, the rear PDC
functions will be switched off.
White symbol is displayed.
Depending on the vehicle equipment,
the range of the sensors is shown as a
shaded area on the Control Display.
Limits of ultrasonic measurement
The detection of objects with ultrasonic meas‐
urements can run into physical limits, e.g., in the
▷ For small children and animals.
▷ For persons with certain clothing, for instance
▷ With external interference of the ultrasound,
for instance from passing vehicles or loud
▷ When sensors are dirty, iced over, damaged
or out of position.
▷ Under certain weather conditions such as
high relative humidity, wet conditions, snow‐
fall, extreme heat, or strong wind.
▷ With tow bars and trailer couplings of other
Driver assistance systems
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