Aston Martin DB11 2021 Safety Information User Guide

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Aston Martin DB11 2021 Important Safety Information User Guide

Important Safety Information

Active Park Assist is only an aid. It is the driver’s responsibility to be aware of their surroundings when parking or reversing. Make sure that no persons, animals or objects are in the vehicle’s path.

Aston Martin DB11 2021 Eco Driving Features User Guide 04Active Park Assist is not available if PDC is deactivated or not functioning.


Warning: While parking, the vehicle can move into areas of oncoming traffic. This can cause a collision with other road users. Stop the vehicle or cancel the Active Park Assist parking procedure if necessary.

Caution: Parking spaces that are partially occupied may be measured incorrectly. Examples of partially occupied parking spaces can be trailer draw bars, over grown parking spaces or incorrect measurements due to heavy rain or snow. Care should be taken to make sure the space is clear.
Caution: Active Park Assist will not be able to detect objects above the sensor height range when a parking space is measured. These object will not be included when the parking procedure is calculated. Active Park Assist should not be used around objects such as overhanging loads or tail sections of goods vehicles.

Aston Martin DB11 2021 Eco Driving Features User Guide 04Active Park Assist can be canceled at any time by manually controlling the steering wheel.

Aston Martin DB11 2021 Eco Driving Features User Guide 04Active Park Assist may also display parking spaces that are not suitable such as prohibited parking zones, driveways or unsuitable road surfaces.

Aston Martin DB11 2021 Eco Driving Features User Guide 04Active Park Assist should only be used for roads that are parallel or at right angles to the direction of travel and on the same road level. The system should not be used for measuring spaces on bends or on raised footpaths.

Parking Space Detection
Active Park Assist operates at speeds of up to approximately 22 mph (35 km/h). Active Park Assist has activated automatically when driving forwards and independently locates and measures parking spaces on both sides of the vehicle.
At speeds below 18 mph (30 km/h), will show in the instrument cluster. When a parking space has been detected that the vehicle will fit into, a left or right arrow will show which side of the vehicle the space is on.

Active Parking Assist will only detect parking spaces that are

  • Parallel to the direction of travel and at least 1.5 m (5 ft) wide and 1 m (3.3ft) longer than your vehicle.
  • At right angles to the direction of travel and at least 1 m wider than your vehicle.

parking space if it is at right angles to the vehicle. You must judge if your vehicle will fit in the parking space. The system automatically determines if the parking space is parallel or at right angles to the direction of travel. A parking space is displayed while you are driving past it, until you are approximately 15 m (50 ft) away from it.

Active Park Assist does not assist with parking in right angle space if:

  • Two parking spaces are located directly next to each other
  • The parking space is directly next to a low obstacle such as a low kerb
  • Forward-parking
    Active Park Assist will only display parking spaces on the front-passenger side as standard.
    Parking spaces on the driver’s side will be displayed if the turn signal on the driver’s side is on. The indicator must remain on, until Active Park Assist is confirmed.

Parking with Active Park Assist
When a parking space has been found and is shown in the instrument cluster, stop the vehicle and select R (Reverse).

  • Start Park Assist? will show in the instrument cluster display. Press OK on the scroll wheel to confirm. To cancel press
    or continue to drive away from the space.
  • Release the steering wheel and slowly reverse the vehicle, being ready to brake at all times. Reversing at a speed above 6 mph (10 km/h) will cancel Active Park Assist.

Warning: The vehicle will not automatically brake if an object is detected.

Additional maneuvering may be required in tight parking spaces. If it is necessary for the vehicle to move forward, a message will show in the right message window. Select D (Drive) while the vehicle is stationary. Active Parking Assist will then counter-steer to change the approach angle.

360° Camera System
Caution: The camera system can show a distorted or incorrect view of obstacles or not at all. Obstacles will not be shown under, or in very close proximity to, the front or rear bumpers. Care should also be taken in the blind spots close to the door mirrors, tailgate or transitional areas between cameras in the top-down view.
Caution: Objects that are not at ground level can appear further away than they are. Care should be taken when maneuvering around items such as tow bars and vehicle bumpers.
The 360° camera system uses four cameras (front, rear and both door mirrors) to give a complete view of the vehicle’s immediate surroundings. The system can then be used in a split-screen view to suit different driving scenarios.

To activate the 360° camera, press the button or select 360° cameras from the Vehicle Settings menu. The camera will show the split screen with either the front or rear view, depending on the transmission selection. The camera system will be disabled when the vehicle speed exceeds 16 km/h (10 mph). At higher speeds the camera display will still be selected, but no image will be shown.
Aston Martin DB11 2021 Eco Driving Features User Guide 04The system will display images again when the vehicle speed drops below 11 km/h (7 mph).

Aston Martin DB11 2021 Eco Driving Features User Guide 04The ignition must be on for the cameras to operate.

View SelectionAston Martin DB11 2021 Eco Driving Features User Guide 05

To select the different views, push up on the CONTROL DIAL to the view selection bar.

The split-screen views that can be shown are:

  • Top 360° view with rear view
  • Top 360° view with top-down rear view
  • Top 360° view with a rear corner view
  • Top 360° view with a front-corner view
  • Top 360° view with top-down front view
  • Top 360° view with front view

180° ViewAston Martin DB11 2021 Eco Driving Features User Guide 06

When the camera shows the front or rear view, select 180° view. This will replace the split-screen view and show a much wider angle for the front or rear.

Top View with Park Distance Control (Front and Rear views)Aston Martin DB11 2021 Eco Driving Features User Guide 07

To aid with parking the vehicle, a dynamic overlay screen will be shown over the camera image. The overlay screen adjusts with the steering angle and shows the following information:

  1. Distance markers (0.3 m, 1.0 m and 4.0 m)
  2. Projected tyre path
  3. Maximum steering angle
  4. Maximum vehicle width guideline (includes door mirrors)

Top View with Corner ViewsAston Martin DB11 2021 Eco Driving Features User Guide 08

The corner view cameras show both sides of the vehicle from the door mirrors. The yellow lines overlaid on the camera view show the maximum width of the vehicle, including the door mirrors.

Activation by Reverse
The top 360° view with the rear view can be set to activate automatically when R (Reverse) is selected (Refer to ’System Settings’, page 10.3).

ERA-GLONASS (Russia Only)
The ERA-GLONASS system provides the user with an emergency call system. This system can be used to reduce the time the emergency services take to arrive at an accident, by making them aware an accident has occurred and providing information such as location. The system used the GLONASS satellite network to provide an accurate location for emergency services to find the site of an accident. An emergency call can be made automatically or manually.

When the ignition is set to on, the red LED will light on the SOS button while the system is performing a self-test. It will be replaced by a green LED within one minute if there are no errors. If the red LED is on, contact your Aston Martin dealer.

Manual OperationAston Martin DB11 2021 Eco Driving Features User Guide 09

An emergency call can also be made manually. Slide the cover to the right and press the SOS button (A) to contact an ERA-GLONASS operating center.
This can be used in the event of an accident that was not severe enough to deploy the airbags but still requires assistance from the emergency services. The system can also be used if you witness and want to report a severe accident but are not actually involved in the incident.
An emergency call should only be made if you or others are in need of rescue. Do not make an emergency call in the event of a breakdown or a similar non-emergency situation.

Automatic Operation

The ERA-GLONASS system is directly connected to the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) system. If the ORC system detects a crash scenario and deploys the airbags, vehicle information will be sent to an ERA-GLONASS operating center.

When this happens:

  • A 2-way voice call is automatically opened with an ERA-GLONASS operator.
  • An automated text message is sent to the Operating Centre to advise that an accident has occurred and will provide information such as location.

In the event that the ERA-GLONASS operator attempts to contact you and there is no answer, such as if the vehicle occupants are unconscious, the emergency services will be automatically dispatched to your location.

Malfunction Warning
In the unlikely event of a fault with the ERA-GLONASS system, the red LED in the SOS button will stay as constantly red. If the LED is constantly red or does not show constant green when the system is not in use, contact your Aston Martin Dealer for assistance.

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