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2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale Sensors User Guide

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2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale Sensors Owner’s Manual

The 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale features cutting-edge sensor technology that smoothly integrates human inputs for a driving experience that is easy to understand. By raising the bar for automobile technology, its sensor suite improves convenience and safety.

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

The ParkSense Park Assist 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).

NOTE:

  • The system is designed to assist the driver and not to substitute the driver.
  • The driver must fully control the vehicle’s acceleration and braking and is responsible for controlling the vehicle’s movements ð page 131.

ParkSense will retain the last system state (enabled or disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is changed to the ON/RUN position.
ParkSense is active in DRIVE or REVERSE, as long as the system is on. The system will remain active until the vehicle speed is increased to approximately 8 mph (13 km/h) or above while in DRIVE or NEUTRAL, and 7 mph (11 km/h) or above while in REVERSE. While in REVERSE and above the system’s operating speed, a warning will appear on the radio touchscreen indicating the vehicle speed is too fast. The system will become active again if the vehicle speed is decreased to less than approximately 6 mph (9 km/h).

PARKSENSE SENSORS

The six ParkSense sensors (four when the vehicle is not equipped with front sensors), located in the rear fascia/bumper, and the six ParkSense sensors located in
the front fascia/bumper, monitor the area in front and behind the vehicle that is within the sensors’ field of view. The front sensors detect obstacles from approximately 12 inches (30 cm) up to 35 inches (90 cm) from the front fascia/bumper. The rear sensors can detect obstacles from approximately 12 inches (30 cm) up to 59 inches (150 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper. These distances depend on the obstacle’s location, type and orientation in the horizontal direction.

PARKSENSE WARNING DISPLAY
The ParkSense Warning screen will only be displayed if the settings are selected within the Uconnect system

The ParkSense Warning screen is located within the radio touchscreen and provides visual warnings to indicate the distance between the rear fascia/bumper and/or front fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle.

PARKSENSE DISPLAY
The warning display will turn on indicating the system status when the vehicle is in REVERSE, or when the vehicle is in DRIVE or NEUTRAL and an obstacle has been detected.
The system will determine if an obstacle is in the course of collision with the vehicle and will provide a visual warning to the driver. The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing an arc in the left and/or right front or rear regions based on the object’s distance and location relative to the vehicle. The colour of the arc depends on the distance and position of the obstacle inside or outside the trajectory.
If the system detects an obstacle outside of the vehicle trajectory then it will display in grey. When the obstacle detected is on the course of a collision the system will turn yellow and then red. If the obstacle detected is less than 12 inches (30 cm) then a continuous tone will sound and the corresponding red arc will be displayed.

Front Park Assist Audible Alerts
When an obstacle in the course of a collision gets closer to the vehicle the tone frequency smoothly increases. The audible alert will remain on until one of the following conditions occurs:

  • The vehicle is at a standstill and the gear selector is moved out of the REVERSE position.
  • When the obstacle detected is outside of the vehicle’s path.

When an obstacle has been detected and the vehicle is stationary, ParkSense will turn off the Front Park Assist audible alert (chime) after approximately three seconds. The audible alert will resume as soon as the vehicle gets in motion.

NOTE:
ParkSense will reduce the volume of the radio, if on, when the system is sounding an audible tone.

Adjustable Chime Volume Settings
Front and Rear chime volume settings can be selected
from the Uconnect system ð page 154.
The chime volume settings include low, medium, and high.
ParkSense will retain its last known configuration state through ignition cycles.

ENABLING AND DISABLING PARKSENSE

2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale-Sensors-fig 1ParkSense can be enabled and disabled with the ParkSense switch, located at the rear of the gear selector.
When the ParkSense switch is pushed to
disable the system, the LED in the switch will illuminate, and the display will read “Parksense Off” when the vehicle is shifted into DRIVE or REVERSE.

NOTE:
The ParkSense switch LED will be off when the system is active.
The ParkSense switch LED will also be illuminated when ParkSense requires service. If the ParkSense switch is pushed and requires service, the ParkSense switch LED will blink momentarily, and then the LED will be on.

SERVICE THE PARKSENSE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM
During vehicle start-up, when the ParkSense System has detected a faulted condition, the instrument cluster will display a warning message associated with the detected fault.
If “Sensor Lock” appears in the instrument cluster display, make sure the outer surface and the underside of the rear fascia/bumper and/or front fascia/bumper are clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other obstructions and then cycle the ignition. If the message continues to appear, see an authorized dealer.
If the “System Not Available” message appears in the instrument cluster display, see an authorized dealer.

CLEANING THE PARKSENSE SYSTEM
Clean the ParkSense sensors with water, car wash soap and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard clothes. Do not scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.

PARKSENSE SYSTEM USAGEn PRECAUTIONS

  • Ensure that the front and rear fascias/bumpers are free of snow, ice, mud, dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense system operating properly.
  • Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could affect the performance of ParkSense.
  • When you turn ParkSense off, the display will read “Parksense Off” when the vehicle is shifted into DRIVE or REVERSE. Furthermore, once you turn ParkSense off, it remains off until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition.
  • ParkSense, when on, will reduce the volume of the radio when it is sounding a tone.
  • Clean the ParkSense sensors regularly, taking care not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris. Failure to do so can result in the system not working properly. The ParkSense system might not detect an obstacle behind or in front of the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a false indication that an obstacle is behind or in front of the fascia/bumper.
  • Use the ParkSense switch to turn the ParkSense system off if objects such as bicycle carriers, etc. are attached to the rear fascia/bumper. Failure to do so can result in the system misinterpreting a close object as a sensor problem, causing the “System Not Available” message to be displayed in the instrument cluster display.

NOTE:
If any objects are attached to the fascia/bumper within a 6.5 ft (2 m) field of view, they will interfere and cause false alerts and possibly blockage.

  • There may be a delay in the object detection rate if the object is moving.
  • The rear sensors are automatically deactivated when the trailer’s electric plug is inserted into the vehicle’s tow socket. The front sensors (if equipped) will stay active and can provide acoustic and visual warnings. The rear sensors are automatically reactivated when the trailer’s cable plug is removed.

WARNING!

  • Drivers must be careful when backing up even when using ParkSense. 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.
  • Before using ParkSense, 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 continuously. 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.

CAUTION!

  • ParkSense 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 ParkSense 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 ParkSense.

SIDE DISTANCE WARNING (SDW) SYSTEM

The Side Distance Warning system has the function
of detecting the presence of side obstacles near the vehicle using the parking sensors located in the front and rear fascias/bumpers.
Side Distance Warning Display
The Side Distance Warning screen will only be displayed
if this feature is enabled within Uconnect Settings ð
page 154.
The system warns the driver with an acoustic signal, and when selected, with visual indications on the radio touchscreen display.

WARNING ALERTS
Distance
(in/cm)
Less than 12 in-
ches (30 cm)
12 – 23 inches
(30 – 60 cm)
Arcs-Left Red Arc Yellow Arc
Arcs-Right Red Arc Yellow Arc
Audible Alert
Chime
Audible alert only when the vehicle is on course for a collision
Radio Volume
Reduced
Yes Yes

NOTE:
ParkSense will reduce the volume of the radio if on when the system is sounding an audible tone.

Activation/Deactivation
The system can operate only after driving a short distance and if the vehicle speed is between 0
and 8 mph (0 and 13 km/h) while in DRIVE or NEUTRAL, or 7 mph (11 km/h) in REVERSE. The system can be activated/deactivated via the Settings menu of the Uconnect system. If the ParkSense System
is deactivated via the ParkSense switch, then the Side Distance Warning system will automatically be deactivated.2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale-Sensors-fig 2

Side Distance Warning System Status

  1. System Not Active
  2. System Active

NOTE:
The vehicle needs to be driven approximately one car length for the Side Distance Warning system to activate.

Side Distance Warning Usage Precautions
Some conditions may influence the performance of the Side Distance Warning system:

2024 Alfa Romeo TONALE Specs, Price, Features, Mileage And Review

NOTE:

  • Ensure that the front and rear fascias/bumpers are free of snow, ice, mud, dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense system operating properly.
  • Construction equipment, large trucks, and other vibrations could affect the performance of ParkSense.
  • ParkSense, when on, will reduce the volume of the radio when it is sounding a tone.
  • Clean the ParkSense sensors regularly, taking care not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris. Failure to do so can result in the system not working properly. The ParkSense system might not detect an obstacle behind or in front of the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a false indication that an obstacle is behind or in front of the fascia/bumper.
  • The presence of a tow hook without a trailer may interfere with the correct operation of the parking sensors. Before using the ParkSense system, it is recommended to remove the removable tow hook ball assembly and any attachments from the vehicle when it is not used for towing operations. If you leave the tow hook fitted when not towing a trailer, the tow hook could be detected as an obstacle by the sensors. Contact your authorized dealer to update the ParkSense system operations.

WARNING!

  • Drivers must be careful when backing up even when using ParkSense. 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.
  • Before using ParkSense, it is strongly recommended that the ball mount and hitch ball

WARNING!
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 continuously. 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.

CAUTION!

  • ParkSense 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 ParkSense 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 ParkSense.

 

FAQs

What kind of sensors does the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale employ for its autonomous driving features?

024 Alfa Romeo Tonale utilizes a combination of LiDAR, radar, and cameras for its autonomous driving capabilities.

How does the LiDAR system in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale contribute to its autonomous driving functionality?

LiDAR sensors help the Tonale to accurately detect and map its surroundings in 3D, providing crucial data for navigation and obstacle avoidance.

What role do radar sensors play in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale’s sensor suite?

Radar sensors assist in detecting objects and vehicles at longer ranges, enhancing the Tonale’s ability to maintain safe distances and make informed decisions while driving.

Can you explain the function of the cameras integrated into the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale?

Cameras capture visual information, including road signs, lane markings, and traffic conditions, which is essential for Tonale’s perception and decision-making processes.

How many cameras does the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale typically utilize?

The Tonale typically incorporates multiple cameras strategically placed around the vehicle to provide comprehensive coverage of its surroundings.

Are there any specific sensor technologies unique to the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale?

While it utilizes common sensor types, the integration and fusion of data from these sensors are tailored to Alfa Romeo’s autonomous driving algorithms, providing a unique driving experience.

How does the sensor fusion process work in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale?

Sensor fusion combines data from LiDAR, radar, and cameras to create a comprehensive and accurate representation of the vehicle’s environment, enabling precise decision-making.

How does the sensor suite of the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale adapt to varying environmental conditions?

he Tonale’s sensors are designed to operate effectively in various weather conditions, including rain, fog, and snow, through advanced signal processing and environmental modelling.

Can the sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale detect pedestrians and cyclists?

Tonale’s sensor suite includes algorithms specifically designed to detect and track pedestrians and cyclists, enhancing safety for all road users.

What range do the radar sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale typically cover?

Radar sensors in the Tonale typically cover ranges up to several hundred meters, providing ample time for the vehicle to react to potential hazards.

How does the sensor suite of the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale contribute to its parking assistance features?

The Tonale’s sensors, including ultrasonic sensors, aid in parking manoeuvres by detecting nearby obstacles and providing visual and auditory feedback to the driver.

Can the sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale detect and classify different types of vehicles?

Tonale’s sensor suite can detect and classify various types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and motorcycles, to inform its driving decisions.

How does the sensor suite of the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale enhance its adaptive cruise control system?

By continuously monitoring the distance to vehicles ahead, the Tonale’s sensors enable its adaptive cruise control system to adjust speed smoothly, maintaining a safe following distance.

Are there any sensor-based features in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale aimed at reducing driver fatigue?

Features such as lane-keeping assistance, enabled by the Tonale’s sensor suite, help reduce driver fatigue by providing gentle steering corrections to keep the vehicle centred in its lane.

Can the sensors in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale detect and respond to sudden obstacles?

The Tonale’s sensors are capable of detecting sudden obstacles and initiating evasive manoeuvres or emergency braking to avoid collisions.

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