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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Setting the Warning Time User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 User Setting the warning time Manual

Setting the warning

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Driver Assistance”
  4. “Safety and Warnings”
  5. “Active Blind Spot Detection”
  6. Select the desired setting.

Setting the intensity of the steering wheel vibration

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Driver Assistance”
  4. “Steering Wheel Feedback”
  5. “Vibration intensity”
  6. Select the desired setting.

The setting is applied to all Intelligent Safety systems.
Vehicles with side collision mitigation: switching steering intervention on/off
The steering intervention can be switched on and off separately for Active Blind Spot Detection and lane departure warning.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Driver Assistance”
  4. “Safety and Warnings”
  5. “Active Blind Spot Detection”
  6. “Steering intervention”

Warning function

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Prewarning

The dimmed light in the exterior mirror indicates when there are vehicles in the blind spot or approaching from behind.

Acute warning

When the turn signal is switched on while a vehicle is in the critical zone, the steering wheel vibrates briefly and the light in the exterior mirror flashes brightly.
The warning stops when the other vehicle has left the critical area or the turn signal has been deactivated.

Vehicles with side collision mitigation

When there is no response to the vibration of the steering wheel at speeds of up to
130 mph/210 km/h and the lane marking is crossed, the system intervenes with a brief active steering intervention. The steering intervention helps return the vehicle into the lane. The steering intervention can be noticed on the steering wheel and can be manually overridden at any time.

Flashing of the light
Flashing of the light during vehicle unlocking serves as a system self-test.

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.

Upper-speed limit
If the vehicle speed exceeds approx.
155 mph/250 km/h, the system is deactivated temporarily.
If the vehicle speed falls below approx.
155 mph/250 km/h, the system once again responds according to the setting.

System limits of the sensors

Additional information:

  • Radar sensors, refer to page 38.
    On vehicles with side collision warning: cam‐eras, refer to page 37.
  • Functional limitations
    The system may be limited in the following situations:

When a vehicle is approaching at a speed much faster than your own.
In tight curves or on narrow roads.
The bumper is dirty, iced up or covered, for instance by stickers.

For vehicles with side collision mitigation, the steering intervention can be limited, for instance in the following situation:

  • In the event of missing, worn, poorly visible, merging, diverging, or multiple lane markings such as in construction areas.
    With lane boundaries that are covered in snow, ice, dirt or water.
    With lane boundaries that are not white.
    With lane boundaries that are covered by objects.
    When driving very close to the vehicle in front of you.
    If the camera is impaired.
    Up to 10 seconds after the start of the engine via the Start/Stop button.
  • A Check Control message is displayed when the system is not fully functional.
  • Displaying warnings
    Depending on the selected warning settings, e.g., warning time, more or fewer warnings can be displayed. However, there may also be an excess of premature warnings of critical situations.
  • Side collision mitigation

  • Principle
    The side collision warning helps to avoid imminent side collisions.
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Radar sensors monitor the space next to the vehicle when traveling faster than a minimum speed of up to approx. 130 mph/210 km/h.
The minimum speed is country-specific and is displayed in the menu for the intelligent Safety systems.
The front camera determines the lane marking positions.
If, for instance, another vehicle is detected next to the vehicle and if there is a risk of collision with this vehicle, the system helps avoid the collision. For this purpose, the system issues a warning with a blinking LED in the exterior mirror and a vibrating steering wheel. If necessary, the system will carry out an active steering intervention.

Reference Links

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

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