BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 System limits of sensors User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 System limits of the sensors User Manual

System limits of the sensors

Additional information:

Functional limitations
The system may not be fully functional or may not be available in the following situations:

  1. With a door or the trunk lid open. Dark fields in the display indicate areas that are not recorded by the system.
  2. With manually folded in exterior mirrors.
  3. When other camera functions are being performed in the vehicle.
  4. When the vehicle moves faster than walking speed.
  5. It may not be possible to use the function in every country.
  6. For reasons of data protection, the function can only be used three times within two hours.

Cross-traffic warning

Principle
At blind driveway exits or when driving out of perpendicular parking spaces, road users approaching from the side are detected sooner by the cross-traffic warning than is possible from the driver’s seat.

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Two radar sensors in the rear bumper monitor the area behind the vehicle. The system indicates approaching road users. Depending on the vehicle equipment, the traffic area in front of the vehicle is monitored as well. Two additional radar sensors are located in the front bumpers.

Safety information

Warning
The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver’s personal judgment in assessing visibility and traffic situations. There is a risk of an accident.  Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch
traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.

Overview

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Park assistance button

Sensors
The system is controlled by the following sensors:

  • Radar sensors, side, rear.
    Depending on the equipment: radar sensors, side, front.

Additional information:
For sensors of the vehicle, refer to page 37.

Switching on off

Activating/deactivating the system

With the button

  1. Press the park assistance button.
  2. Tilt the Controller to the right.
  3. “Settings”
  4. “Cross Traffic Warning”
  5. “Cross traffic warning”

Via iDrive

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Driver Assistance”
  4. “Parking and Maneuvering”
  5. “Cross Traffic Warning”
  6. “Cross traffic warning”

Turning on automatically

If the system was activated on the Control Display, it is automatically switched on as soon as PDC Park Distance Control or Panorama View is active and gear is engaged. If the reverse gear is engaged, the rear system is switched on. Depending on the vehicle equipment, the front system is switched on when a forward gear is engaged.

Switching off automatically

The system is automatically switched off in the following situations:

  1. When the speed exceeds walking speed.
  2. When a certain driving distance is exceeded.
  3. With an active parking operation of the Automatic Parking Assistant.

Warning

General information
The respective display is called up on the Control Display. A signal tone may sound and the light in the exterior mirror may flash.

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The light in the exterior mirror flashes if vehicles are detected by the rear sensors and your own vehicle is moving in reverse.

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In the PDC Park Distance Control view, the respective boundary area flashes red, if vehicles are detected by the sensors.

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The respective boundary area, arrow 1, in the camera view flashes red if vehicles are detected by the sensors. Yellow lines, arrow 2, mark the bumper of your own vehicle.

Acoustic warning

In addition to the optical indicator, a warning signal sounds if your own vehicle moves in the respective direction.

System limits

System limits of the sensors
Additional information:

Functional limitations
The system may be limited in the following situations:

  • In tight curves. When crossing objects move at a very slow or a very fast speed. If other objects are in the capture range of the sensors, that hide cross traffic.

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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