BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Steering Assistant

Principle

The Steering Assistant helps keep the vehicle in the lane. For this purpose, the system executes supporting steering movements, for instance when driving in a curve.

General information

Depending on the speed, the system orients itself according to the lane markings or vehicles in front.

Sensors on the steering wheel detect whether the steering wheel is being touched.

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 traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.

Overview

Buttons on the steering wheel

Steering and traffic jam assistant incl.

Traffic Jam Assistant on/off.

Switch function on.

Sensors

The system is controlled by the following sensors:

Functional requirements

Turning on/off

Assisted Driving Mode

General information

This button is used to switch the configured function on and off.

The button can be used to set the primarily used function.

Set function

When the system is active, press the button repeatedly until the desired function is selected in the toolbar. The toolbar for Assisted Driving mode is displayed at the bottom of the instrument cluster.

Cruise control with distance control.

Depending on the equipment version, cruise control with distance control and steering and traffic jam assistant.

The selected function is shown in green.

Turning on

1. Press the button on the steering wheel.

2. Adjust the steering and traffic jam assistant if necessary.

Steering wheel symbol lights up gray.

The system is on standby and does not manipulate steering.

System activates automatically as soon as all function conditions are fulfilled.

Steering wheel symbol lights up green.

The system is active.

With the system switched on, the Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation and the side collision mitigation are active.

Turning off

Press the button on the steering wheel.

The indicator goes out.

The system does not perform supportive steering wheel movements.

Interrupting automatically

The system interrupts the supporting steering movements automatically, for example in the following situations:

Steering wheel symbol lights up gray.

The system is on standby and does not manipulate steering.

System activates automatically as soon as all function conditions are fulfilled.

Displays in the instrument cluster

Gray steering wheel symbol: The system is on standby.

Green steering wheel symbol: The system is activated.

The system supports the driver in keeping the vehicle within the lane.

Yellow flashing steering wheel symbol: Lane marking driven over.

The steering wheel vibrates where applicable.

Yellow steering wheel symbol and a signal sounds, if applicable: System interruption is imminent.

Steering wheel symbol blinks red, signal sounds: System is switching off.

Yellow steering wheel symbol: The hands are not grasping the steering wheel. The system is still active.

Red steering wheel symbol and a signal sounds: The hands are not grasping the steering wheel. System interruption is imminent.

The system reduces the speed to a standstill if applicable.

It is possible that the system will not execute any supporting steering movements.

Alternative displays

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

Gray steering wheel symbol: The system is on standby.

Green steering wheel symbol: The system is activated.

Depending on equipment, yellow flashing steering wheel symbol: Lane marking driven over.

The steering wheel vibrates where applicable.

Yellow steering wheel symbol and a signal sounds, if applicable: System interruption is imminent.

Depending on equipment, steering wheel symbol flashes red, signal sounds: System is switching off.

Green steering wheel icon and lane marking icon: The system supports the driver in keeping the vehicle within the lane.

Yellow steering wheel symbol: The hands are not grasping the steering wheel. The system is still active.

Red steering wheel symbol and a signal sounds: The hands are not grasping the steering wheel. System interruption is imminent.

It is possible that the system will not execute any supporting steering movements.

With Active Cruise Control, the system may reduce the speed.

Displays on the steering wheel

Driver assistance systems

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

The steering wheel displays can be switched on/off if required.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driver Assistance".

4. "Steering Wheel Feedback".

5. "Light elements".

Displays in the Head-up Display

All system information can also be displayed in the Head-up Display.

System limits

General information

The system cannot be activated or meaningfully used in certain situations.

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.

System limits of the sensors

Additional information:

Hands on the steering wheel

The sensors cannot detect hand-steering wheel contact in the following situations:

Narrow lanes

When driving within narrow lanes, the system cannot be activated or effectively used, for instance in the following situations:

Weather

The following restrictions can occur under unfavorable weather or light conditions:

Drive attentively, and react to the current traffic situation. If necessary, intervene actively, for instance by braking, steering or evading.

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