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2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sensors Guide

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2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sensors Owner’s Manual

An enhanced sensor suite is included with the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, improving performance and safety. These sensors guarantee a flawless driving experience, from accurate handling to clear driver assistance. They offer real-time data for the best control and responsiveness on any road thanks to cutting-edge technology.

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Alfa Romeo PARKSENSE FRONT/REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED Guide

The ParkSense system provides visual and audible indications of the distance between the rear, and
if equipped, the front fascia/bumper and a detected obstacle when backing up or moving forward (e.g. during a parking manoeuvre). The vehicle brakes may be automatically applied and released when performing a reverse parking manoeuvre if the system detects a possible collision with an obstacle.
When the REVERSE gear is engaged and the system is on, the front and rear sensors are activated. If the vehicle moves from REVERSE to forward gear, the rear sensors are deactivated, while the front sensors remain active until the speed of 9 mph (15 km/h) is exceeded.

NOTE:
In certain operating conditions, the system could start detecting an obstacle only after the vehicle has moved slightly (a few inches).

WARNING!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when using the ParkSense system. Always check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are responsible for the safety of your surroundings and must continue to pay attention while backing up. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.

CAUTION!

  • The ParkSense system is only a parking aid and it is unable to recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles. Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not detected at all. Obstacles located above or below the sensors will not be detected when they are nearby.
  • The vehicle must be driven slowly when using the ParkSense system to be able to stop in time when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when using the ParkSense system.

PARKSENSE SENSORS

The ParkSense sensors located in the rear fascia/bumper and (if equipped) in the front fascia/bumper, monitor the area in front and behind the vehicle that is within the sensors’ field of view. These sensors detect the presence of any obstacles and warn the driver through an acoustic signal and visual indications, which will be displayed on the instrument cluster display.
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PARKSENSE DISPLAY

The driver can select the type of warning they would like to be displayed through the radio system. To access the function on the main menu, select in the following order:

  1. Driver Assistance
  2. ParkSense
  3. Mode
  4. Sound and Display

Visual Indications
The system indicates the presence of an obstacle by displaying a single red arc in the detected area, about the distance of the object and the position of the vehicle.
If the obstacle is detected in the front or rear central area, a single red arc will be displayed as the obstacle approaches, first constant, then flashing, in addition to an acoustic signal.
If the obstacle is detected in the front or rear left and/or right area, a single red flashing arc will be shown in the corresponding area on the display and the system will emit an acoustic signal, either at frequent intervals or constantly.
In general, the vehicle is closer to the obstacle when a single red flashing arc is shown on the display and the acoustic signal becomes continuous.
If several obstacles are detected simultaneously in the front and rear area, the display will show all of them, regardless of the area in which they were detected.
It is not possible to exit from the display screen while the vehicle is in REVERSE.

Acoustic Signal
In the presence of an obstacle at the front or the rear of the vehicle, an acoustic signal with variable frequency will sound:

  • The acoustic signal increases in frequency as the distance between the vehicle and the obstacle decreases.
  • The acoustic signal becomes continuous when the distance between the vehicle and the obstacle is less than 11 inches (30 cm), and stops if the distance increases.
  • The acoustic signal is constant if the distance between the vehicle and the obstacle is unchanged.

NOTE:
If the sensors detect several front and rear obstacles, the closest obstacle is considered. An intermittent signal will sound if the obstacles are at the same distance (front and rear).
When the system emits an acoustic signal, the volume of the radio system, if activated, is automatically lowered.
An acoustic signal will not sound if the vehicle is in PARK.

ENABLING AND DISABLING PARKSENSE

For vehicles only equipped with rear sensors, to turn the system off, push the ParkSense button located to the left of the headlight switch. The indicator light within the button will illuminate when the system is turned off. Pushing the button a second time will turn the system back on, and the indicator light will turn off.2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio-Sensors-fig 3

ParkSense System On/Off Button
For vehicles equipped with front and rear sensors, to turn the front parking sensors off, push the ParkSense button located to the left of the headlight switch. The indicator light within the switch will illuminate when the system is turned off. Pushing the button a second time will turn the front sensors back on, and the indicator light will turn off.

NOTE:
Deactivation of both the front and rear parking sensors can only be done through the radio system.
The indicator light within the ParkSense system switch will also be on in case of system failure. If the switch is pushed with a system failure, the indicator light will flash for approximately five seconds. The light will then stay on constantly.

NOTE:
When the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN position, the ParkSense system keeps the last state when the engine was stopped (activated or deactivated) in its memory.

PARKSENSE WARNING DISPLAY

Parking sensor faults, if any, will be indicated when REVERSE is engaged by a message on the instrument cluster display on page 75.
In case of system failure, a dedicated message appears on the instrument cluster for about five seconds.

  • Cleaning The Front Or Rear Sensors: If the display shows a message requiring the sensors to be cleaned, make sure that the outer surface and the underside of the front and rear fascia/bumpers are free of debris (e.g. snow, mud, ice, etc.). Once these areas are clear, place the ignition in the OFF position, then return it to ON/RUN. If the message is still displayed, contact an authorized dealer.
  • Audio System Not Available: If the display shows a message that the audio system is not available, it means that the acoustic signal will be emitted by the instrument panel, and not through the vehicle’s speakers.

OPERATION WITH ATRAILER

The operation of the ParkSense system is automatically deactivated when a trailer’s electrical connector is plugged into the vehicle. The sensors are automatically reactivated when the electrical connector is removed.

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WARNING!

  • Before using the ParkSense system, it is strongly recommended that the ball mount and hitch ball assembly be disconnected from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for towing. Failure to do so can result in injury or damage to vehicles or obstacles because the hitch ball will be much closer to the obstacle than the rear
    fascia/bumper when the vehicle sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors could detect the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and shape, giving a false indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
  • Drivers must be careful when backing up even when using the ParkSense system. Always check carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before backing up. You are responsible for safety and must continue to pay attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.

PARKSENSE SYSTEM USAGE PRECAUTIONS

NOTE:
Some conditions may influence the performance of the ParkSense system:

  • Reduced sensor sensitivity could be due to the presence of ice, snow, mud, or thick paint on the surface of the sensor.
  • The sensors may detect a false obstacle (echo interference) due to mechanical interference, for example when washing the vehicle or in extreme weather.
  • The signals sent by the sensors can be altered by the presence of ultrasonic systems (e.g. pneumatic brake systems of trucks or pneumatic drills) near the vehicle.
  • System performance can be influenced by the position of the sensors. For example, due to a change in the ride setting (caused by wear to the shock absorbers or suspension), by changing tyres, overloading the vehicle or operations that require the vehicle to be lowered.
  • Be sure not to place fascia/bumper stickers or other adhesives over the sensors as this will affect system performance.
  • The presence of a trailer hitch without a trailer. This may interfere with the operation of the parking sensors. Before using the ParkSense system, it is recommended to remove or close the trailer hitch assembly when the vehicle is not being used for towing.

FAQs

What type of sensors does the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio employ for its safety systems?

The 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio utilizes a combination of radar, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors for its safety systems.

How many cameras are equipped in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio for its advanced driver assistance features?

The 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is equipped with multiple cameras strategically placed around the vehicle for a comprehensive view of its surroundings.

What is the purpose of the radar sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio?

Radar sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio are primarily used for adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance, and blind-spot monitoring.

How do the ultrasonic sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio contribute to parking assistance?

Ultrasonic sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio help detect nearby objects during parking manoeuvres, providing audible and visual alerts to the driver.

Does the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio feature a sensor suite for autonomous driving capabilities?

While not fully autonomous, the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio includes a comprehensive sensor suite as a foundation for future autonomous driving features.

How does the sensor fusion technology work in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio?

Sensor fusion technology in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio integrates data from radar, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors to provide a more accurate and reliable perception of the vehicle’s environment.

Are there any sensors dedicated to pedestrian detection in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio?

Yes, the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio employs camera-based sensors with advanced algorithms for pedestrian detection to enhance safety.

How does the sensor system of the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio adapt to varying weather conditions?

The sensor system of the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is designed to be resilient to various weather conditions through a combination of sensor heating, sealing, and redundant sensor arrays.

Can the sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio be manually calibrated or adjusted by the driver?

No, the sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio are factory-calibrated and integrated into the vehicle’s systems, requiring no manual adjustment by the driver.

Are there any sensor-based features in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio that aid in off-road driving?

Yes, the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio utilizes sensors for off-road driving assistance, including terrain response systems and hill descent control.

How does the sensor system of the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio contribute to its adaptive suspension system?

The sensor system of the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio provides real-time data on road conditions, allowing the adaptive suspension system to adjust damping rates for optimal comfort and handling.

Can the sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio be disabled or turned off manually?

Some sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, such as parking sensors, can be manually disabled by the driver through the vehicle’s settings menu.

Does the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio employ any sensor-based technology for its infotainment system?

While primarily focused on safety and driver assistance, the sensor suite of the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio indirectly supports features of the infotainment system, such as adaptive navigation and voice recognition.

Are there any sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio dedicated to monitoring tyre pressure?

Yes, the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is equipped with tyre pressure monitoring sensors to alert the driver of any significant deviations from the recommended tyre pressure.

How do the sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio contribute to its lane-keeping assist functionality?

The sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, particularly the cameras and radar, provide inputs to the lane-keeping assist system, helping the vehicle stay within its lane by providing corrective steering inputs if necessary.

Are there any sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio that aid in adaptive headlights?

Yes, the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio utilizes sensors to detect the speed, steering angle, and surrounding light conditions to automatically adjust the direction and intensity of the headlights for optimal visibility.

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