BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Display on the Control Display User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Display on the Control Display User Manual

Display on the Control Display

System activated/deactivatedBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Display on the Control Display User Manual 01

Parking space search and system statusBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Display on the Control Display User Manual 05

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Display on the Control Display User Manual 03Parking assistant is activated and parking space search is active.
Control Display shows suitable parking spaces at the edge of the road next to the vehicle symbol. When Park Assistant is active, suitable parking spaces are highlighted and an acoustic signal sounds.
If a diagonal or parallel parking space is clearly detected, the system automatically adjusts the suitable parking method. In the case of parking spaces suitable for parallel and diagonal parking, a selection menu is displayed. In this case, the desired parking method must be selected manually.
BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Display on the Control Display User Manual 02The parking operation is active. The system takes over the steering.
Parking space search is always active whenever the vehicle is moving forward slowly and straight, even if the system is deactivated. When the system is deactivated, the displays on the Control Display are shown in gray.

Switching signal tone for suitable parking spaces on/off

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Driver Assistance”
  4. “Parking and Maneuvering”
  5. “Automatic Parking”
  6. “Alert if parking space detected”

Signal tones of the PDC Park Distance Control

During an automatic parking operation, no intermittent tone will sound from the PDC Park Distance Control.
A continuous tone sounds when the distance to a detected object is less than approx. 8 inches/20 cm.

Parking using the Automatic Parking Assistant

Parking

  1. Switching on and activating the parking assistant.
    For this, engage the reverse gear or press the parking assist button and activate the system on the Control Display, if needed.
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Display on the Control Display User Manual 04Automatic Parking Assistant is activated.
  2. Pass the row of parked vehicles forward at a speed of up to approx. 22 mph/35 km/h and at a distance of a maximum 5 ft/1.5 m.
    The status of the parking space search and possible parking spaces are displayed on the Control Display.
  3. Confirm the suggested parking space for the parking operation: select the parking space on the Control Display.
    The system takes over the steering.
  4. Follow the instructions on the Control Display.
    Steptronic transmission:
    At the end of the parking operation, the P selector lever position is set.
    The end of the parking operation is indicated on the Control Display.
  5. Adjust the parking position yourself, if needed.

Interrupting manually

The Automatic Parking Assistant can be interrupted at any time:

  • BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Display on the Control Display User Manual 06Press the park assistance button.
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Display on the Control Display User Manual 04“Autom. Parking”: select the icon on the Control Display.
  • When the driver grasps the steering wheel or takes over the steering.
    Possibly on snow-covered or slippery roads.
    When there are obstacles that are hard to overcome, such as curbs.
    When there are obstacles that suddenly appear.
    If the PDC Park Distance Control displays clearances that are too small.
    When the maximum number of parking attempts or the time taken for parking is exceeded.
    When changing over to another function on the Control Display.

Steptronic transmission:

  1. If the trunk lid is open.
  2. If doors are open.
  3. When setting the parking brake.
  4. During acceleration.
  5. When the brake pedal remains pressed for an extended period while the vehicle is stationary.
  6. When unfastening the driver’s safety belt. A Check Control message is displayed.

Resuming

An interrupted parking operation can be continued if needed.
Reactivate the parking assistant and follow the instructions on the Control Display.

Turning off

The system can be switched off manually:

  • BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Display on the Control Display User Manual 06Press the park assistance button.

System limits Safety information

Warning
The system is designed to operate in certain conditions and circumstances. Due to conditions or other factors, the system may not respond. There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property. Actively intervene as warranted. Refer to the information in this Owner’s Manual regarding the scope of the system’s operation and limitations.

No parking assistance

The Automatic Parking Assistant does not offer assistance in the following situations:

In tight curves.
For diagonal parking spaces.

System limits of the sensors

Additional information:
For ultrasonic sensors, refer to page 39.

  • Functional limitations
    The system may be limited in the following situations:
  1. On bumpy road surfaces such as gravel roads.
  2. On the slippery ground.
  3. On steep uphill or downhill grades.
  4. With accumulations of leaves/snow in the parking space.
  5. With a mounted emergency wheel.
  6. In case of changes to an already-measured parking space.
  • With ditches or edges, for instance, an edge of a port.
    Parking spaces that are not suitable may be detected or suitable parking spaces may not be detected at all.
  • Malfunction
    A Check Control message is displayed.
    The Automatic Parking Assistant has malfunctioned. Have the system checked by a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.
  • Depending on the equipment version: driving out of a parking space using the parking assistant

  • Principle
    The system makes driving out of parallel parking spaces easier.
  • General information
  • Steptronic transmission

  • The parking assistant calculates an optimal line for pulling out of a parking space and takes control of the following functions during the maneuver:
  • Steering.
  • Accelerating and braking.
  • Changing gears.
  • The vehicle maneuvers automatically until the vehicle reaches a position in which the driver can drive out of the parking space without further steering movements.
  • Safety information
  • Warning
    The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver’s personal judgment in assessing the traffic situation. Based on the limits of the system, it cannot independently react to all traffic situations. There is a risk of an accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.
  • Additionally, the safety information for the PDC Park Distance Control and the Automatic Parking Assistant apply.
  • Additional information:
  • PDC Park Distance Control, refer to page 240.
    Automatic Parking Assistant, refer to page 247.

Driving out of parking spaces

  1. Turn on drive readiness.
    Steptronic transmission:
    Press the park assistance button or shift into reverse gear when the vehicle is stationary to switch on the Automatic Parking Assistant.
  2. BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Display on the Control Display User Manual 04Tilt the Controller to the right and activate the Automatic Parking Assistant on the Control Display: “Autom. Parking”
  3. On the Control Display, confirm the required direction for driving out of the parking space if necessary.
  4.  Follow the instructions on the Control Display.
    Steptronic transmission:
  5. The system takes control of the maneuver. A message will be displayed at the end of the maneuver.
  6. Make sure that the traffic situation permits driving out of the parking space and driving off as usual.
    The Automatic Parking Assistant has switched off automatically.

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