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AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB)

WARNING

Make sure the relevant safety warnings have been read and understood before driving the vehicle. See AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) SAFETY.

NOTES

Not all vehicles are fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Consult a retailer/authorized repairer for confirmation.

AEB uses forward-facing cameras, located above the rear-view mirror, to help identify an imminent risk of collision with:

  • Another vehicle traveling in front.

  • A crossing pedestrian.

  • A pedestrian moving in the same direction as the vehicle.

  • A crossing cyclist.

  • A cyclist traveling in the same direction as the vehicle.

In most instances, AEB helps reduce the severity of an impact. In some cases, AEB helps to stop the vehicle before an impact takes place.

AEB automatically switches on, every time the vehicle is switched on.

If required, AEB can be switched off via the Driver assistance instrument panel menu. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

AEB operates at speeds above 3 mph (5 km/h). The vehicle detection AEB system is able to operate at speeds of up to 50 mph (80 km/h). The pedestrian and cyclist detection AEB systems are able to operate at speeds of up to 37 mph (60 km/h).

If an imminent risk of a collision is detected, the system automatically applies the brakes. The instrument panel also displays the message AEB active while AEB is operating.

WARNING

If AEB brings the vehicle to a stop, the brakes continue to hold the vehicle stationary for a few seconds. After this period, the driver must resume full control of the vehicle. Failure to take back full control of the vehicle could result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

The brake lights are automatically operated in heavy braking situations.

The driver can override AEB operation by turning the steering wheel, or pressing the accelerator pedal. When overridden, AEB cancels its request for braking to make sure that the driver remains in full control of the vehicle.

After AEB has been activated, a warning sounds and the instrument panel displays the message AEB was activated.