BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Extended Traffic Jam Assistant User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Extended Traffic Jam Assistant User Manual

Extended Traffic Jam Assistant

Principle

Extended Traffic Jam Assistant supports the driver with vehicle control in traffic jam situations. Supporting steering movements take place without the driver actively steering.

General information

The system uses the sensors of the steering and lane control assistant.

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 accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch the traffic situation closely, be ready to take over steering and braking at any time, and actively intervene where appropriate. State laws differ and the use of this function may violate the law. Before use, check your state and local laws. Additionally, the notices for the Steering and Lane Control Assistant apply.

Additional information:

Steering and Lane Control Assistant, refer to page 230.

Functional requirements

  1. The functional requirements of the steering and traffic jam assistant are fulfilled. Functional requirements, refer to page 231.
  2. The steering and traffic jam assistant is active.
  3. The function is only available on certain street types, e.g. freeways.
  4. Driving on a road without pedestrians or cyclists.
  5. Sufficient lane width.
  6. Lane markings and a vehicle driving ahead are detected.
  7. Speed less than approx. 40 mph/60 km/h.
  8. The Driver Attention Camera in the instrument cluster detects that the driver is paying attention to the traffic.
  9. The function must be available in the country in which the vehicle is driven.

Turning on

As soon as all functional requirements are met, Extended Traffic Jam Assistant will be displayed as an additional icon in the toolbar.

The toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the instrument cluster.
Select Extended Traffic Jam Assistant with the button on the steering wheel.
The icon for Extended Traffic Jam Assistant is shown in green. Two green LED lights are illuminated on the steering wheel. The indicator light in the instrument cluster is shown in green. The system begins to assist the driver with vehicle control.

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Alternative displays

Depending on the equipment version, the displays in the instrument cluster may vary and are displayed as follows:

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 22Indicator light green: the system is active.

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The two LED lights above the buttons illuminate analogously to the displays in the instrument cluster:

  1. Green: the system is active.
  2. Yellow: system will be interrupted.
  3. Red: the system will be deactivated.

System limits

General information
The limits of the Steering and Lane Control Assistant system apply.

Additional information:

Steering and Lane Control Assistant, refer to page 230. Driver Attention Camera Always monitor the traffic conditions. The Driver Attention Camera detects whether or not the driver is paying attention to the traffic conditions.

The Driver Attention Camera may not be fully functional in the following situations:

  • When the Driver’s Attention Camera is covered by the steering wheel.
  • With sunglasses with high protection from infrared light.

Depending on the equipment version: Automatic Lane Change Assistant

Principle

The system additionally supports the driver when changing lanes on multilane roads.

General information

The system uses the sensors of the steering and lane control assistant.

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 notices for the Steering and Lane Control Assistant apply.

Additional information:

Steering and Lane Control Assistant, refer to page 230.

Functional requirements

  • The functional requirements of the steering and traffic jam assistant are fulfilled. For functional requirements, refer to page 231.
  • Driving on a road without pedestrians or cyclists and with physical barriers to oncoming traffic, such as crash barriers.
  •  Lane markings have been detected.
  • Maximum speed approx. 110 mph, 180 km/h.
  • The minimum speed is country-specific.

Switch lane change assist on off

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Driver Assistance”
  4. If necessary, “Driving”
  5. “Steering Assistance”
  6. “Automatic Lane Change”

Changing lanes

  1. Ensure that the traffic situation permits changing lanes. Press the turn signal lever in the required direction to the pressure point for signaling briefly.
  2. A supporting steering movement in the required direction can be detected a short time later.

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After the lane change, the system helps keep the vehicle in the new lane.

Reference Links

View Full User Guide: BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 User Manual

Download Manuals: https://www.bmwusa.com/owners-manuals.html

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