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USING THE PARKING AID

WARNING

The sensors for the parking aid system do not detect moving objects, such as children and animals, until the objects are dangerously close. The driver is responsible for driving with due care and attention during low speed manoeuvres.

CAUTION

The parking aid sensors may also be externally influenced by noise generated from air brakes, emergency vehicles, motorcycles, pneumatic drills, and high wind. The driver is responsible for driving with due care and attention during low speed manoeuvres.

CAUTION

The sensors for the parking aid system may not detect some obstructions. For example, narrow posts or small objects close to the ground. Objects above sensor level may not be detected, e.g., when approaching a flatbed truck, the protruding part of the flatbed may not be detected.

CAUTION

Do not aim a high pressure water jet directly at any of the sensors when washing the vehicle. Only use approved vehicle shampoo. Do not use abrasive materials, or hard or sharp objects, to clean the sensors. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in damage to the system, or cause a system fault.

CAUTION

Particular care must be taken when using the parking aid system if accessories are fitted to the front or rear of the vehicle. For example, a bicycle rack mounted in a position where it obstructs operation of the parking aid sensor(s). If the affected sensor(s) is obstructed, the sensor(s) only indicates the distance from the bumper to the bicycle rack. Any obstacle beyond the detected accessory may not be indicated on the touchscreen display.

NOTES

The sensors must be kept clean to maintain accuracy and performance.

NOTES

If a trailer is connected to an approved trailer socket, the rear parking sensors are disabled. If the trailer's electrical plug is not connected to the socket, or a non-approved towing system is fitted, the parking sensors do not operate as intended.

NOTES

The parking aid pop-up screen is displayed when a possible threat is detected.

NOTES

The parking aid settings pop-up menu is only accessible when the parking aid feature is enabled, and the parking aid pop-up screen is displayed, see image above.

  1. Settings icon: Touch to select the SETTINGS pop-up menu. Touch Parking aid settings to access the PARKING AID SETTINGS screen.

  2. Parking aid icon: Touch to activate the parking aid system.

  3. Vehicle steering trajectory lines: Projected reversing path, based on the current steering wheel position.

  4. Parking aid sensor detection zones:

    Grey blocks indicate objects detected that do not pose a threat, i.e., not in a collision path with the vehicle.

    Coloured blocks indicate objects detected that pose collision threats.

  5. Camera icon: Touch to select the cameras feature.

  6. Volume icon: Touch to lower the volume of the beeps for the parking aid system.

The parking aid system assists the driver while manoeuvring the vehicle at low speed in confined spaces. When active, object tracking along the front, sides, and rear of the vehicle is displayed on the touchscreen. The front, side, and outer rear sensors monitor a fixed distance around the vehicle. The inner rear sensors monitor a greater distance at the rear of the vehicle. The four side sensors provide 360° parking aid monitoring along the vehicle's sides, thereby, creating a virtual detection zone.

The parking aid system also detects low objects, e.g., kerbs in the front and rear detection zones. The kerbs are tracked as the vehicle approaches, even when the kerbs are no longer seen by the sensors.

NOTES

At vehicle start-up, the front sensors may not detect low objects, even if the objects were detected during the original parking manoeuvre.

While the vehicle is passing an object within its sensor range, the vehicle's integrated systems calculate its steering trajectory. The trajectory lines (3) are displayed on the touchscreen in the parking aid monitored area. The steering trajectory lines indicate the projected path of the vehicle, based on the current steering wheel position. To configure the appearance of the trajectory lines, select the settings icon (1) to access the PARKING AID SETTINGS pop-up menu. Select Trajectory lines On or Off.

NOTES

The trajectory lines selection is retained after the vehicle's electrical system is restarted.

If a detected object is calculated to be a collision threat, it is displayed as coloured blocks. The distance from a collision threat is colour coded: yellow to amber to red, with red being the closest. Other detected objects that are not a collision threat are displayed as grey blocks.

NOTES

When the parking aid system is active, the system only provides information of obstacles when a threat is detected.

A warning tone sounds, which increases in speed as the vehicle approaches the object. The tone becomes continuous when the object is within 300 mm of the vehicle. The warning tone sounds from the area in which a collision threat has been detected.

While the vehicle is stationary, the sensors for the parking aid system do not detect objects or people approaching from the side. Also, at vehicle start-up, the vehicle has no sensor information about side objects or people. In these situations, ! is displayed on the touchscreen in these virtual detection zones.

To manually enable the parking aid system, touch the parking aid icon (2). The icon illuminates while the parking aid system is enabled. Touch the icon (2) again to disable the system. The LED extinguishes.

The parking aid system also activates if Reverse (R) or Neutral (N) is selected.

The parking aid system can be set to activate automatically for when:

  • The vehicle’s speed falls below 10 km/h (6 mph).

  • Drive (D) is selected.

To enable the auto on feature, select the settings icon (1) to access the PARKING AID SETTINGS pop-up menu. Select Automatic PDC ON.

NOTES

The auto on feature selection is retained after the vehicle's electrical system is restarted.