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AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB)

WARNING

The Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system uses forward-facing cameras to detect real vehicles and pedestrians, plus other certified Euro NCAP target objects. AEB is not designed to detect any other objects, including non-industry approved targets.

WARNING

The AEB system is a driving aid only. The driver is responsible for driving with due care and attention, in a manner that is safe for the vehicle, the occupants, and other road users. The driver should observe all road signs, road markings, and any potential emergency braking situations, and act appropriately.

WARNING

In order for the AEB system to operate, it must be able to detect a clear image of the object and be able to determine its movement. If either of these does not occur, the AEB system may not operate.

WARNING

Seat belts should be worn by all vehicle occupants, for every trip, no matter how short. Failure to do so greatly increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.

NOTES

Not all vehicles are supplied with the AEB system. For confirmation, consult a retailer/authorized repairer.

The AEB system uses forward-facing cameras, located above the rear-view mirror, to help identify an imminent risk of collision with another vehicle traveling in front. The AEB system also helps to identify an imminent risk of collision with a crossing pedestrian.

In most instances, the AEB system reduces the severity of an impact. In some cases, the AEB system stops the vehicle before an impact takes place.

NOTES

The efficiency of the AEB system is dependent on the condition of the road surface, the condition of the vehicle’s tires and braking system, and the vehicle speed.

NOTES

In order for the AEB system to work correctly, make sure that the windshield is kept clean and the camera's line of sight is not obstructed by labels, stickers, or any other objects.

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It is recommended that the AEB system is switched off when driving off-road. If required, the system can be switched off via the Driver Assistance menu in the instrument panel. The AEB system automatically switches back on, the next time the vehicle ignition is switched on. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

NOTES

Where vehicles are parked outside, in full sunlight and in high ambient temperatures, the AEB system’s forward-facing camera may reach an internal temperature of 210 °F (99 °C). In this state, the warning message AEB Unavailable appears in the instrument panel and the AEB system does not operate. When the forward-facing camera cools to less than 190 °F (88 °C), normal operation is resumed and the warning message is no longer displayed.

NOTES

When the vehicle’s ignition is first switched on, AEB may require an initialization period before it is fully functional. In this state, a message is displayed in the instrument panel. During this period, the efficiency of AEB is limited.

Vehicle detection:

The vehicle AEB detection system operates when the vehicle is traveling between 3 mph (5 km/h) and 50 mph (80 km/h). If the vehicle AEB detects an imminent risk of collision with a vehicle traveling in front, it automatically applies the brakes. If the vehicle's speed is between 22 mph (35 km/h) and 50 mph (80 km/h), AEB warning messages are displayed in the instrument panel. The messages are displayed just before the brakes are automatically applied.

After the vehicle has stopped, the brakes are only applied for a few seconds. After this period, the driver must resume full control of the vehicle.

If AEB engages, the driver can override AEB operation by turning the steering wheel, or pressing the accelerator pedal. AEB then disengages, to make sure that the driver remains in full control of the vehicle.

AEB will not operate if:

  • The vehicle is negotiating a tight corner.

  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) is switched off.

  • The forward-facing cameras are dirty or obstructed.

  • The vehicle's speed is below 3 mph (5 km/h) and above 50 mph (80 km/h).

  • Visibility is impaired due to severe weather conditions, e.g., heavy rain, fog, snow, etc.

Pedestrian detection:

The pedestrian AEB detection system operates when the vehicle is traveling between 3 mph (5 km/h) and 37 mph (60 km/h). If the pedestrian AEB detects an imminent risk of collision with a crossing pedestrian, it automatically applies the brakes. If the vehicle's speed is between 25 mph (40 km/h) and 37 mph (60 km/h), AEB warning messages are displayed in the instrument panel. The messages are displayed just before the brakes are automatically applied.

After the vehicle has stopped, the brakes are only applied for a few seconds. After this period, the driver must resume full control of the vehicle.

If AEB engages, the driver can override AEB operation by turning the steering wheel, or pressing the accelerator pedal. AEB then disengages, to make sure that the driver remains in full control of the vehicle.

In addition to the items previously listed for vehicle AEB detection, the pedestrian AEB detection system does not operate if:

  • The vehicle’s speed exceeds 37 mph (60 km/h).

  • The detected object is not identified as a pedestrian.

  • The height of the detected object is less than 39 in (1 m).

  • The pedestrian AEB detection system cannot determine that the target object is a pedestrian. For example, if the pedestrian is carrying a large object.