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Standby mode for Pilot Assist*1

Pilot Assist can be deactivated and set in standby mode. This can take place automatically or due to intervention by the driver.

Standby mode means that the function is selected in the centre display but not activated. The symbol in the driver display is extinguished and Pilot Assist does not then regulate the speed or the distance to the vehicle ahead, or provide steering assistance.

Standby mode on driver intervention

Pilot Assist is deactivated and set to standby mode if any of the following occur.
  • The foot brake is used.
  • The gear selector is moved to the N position.
  • The direction indicators are used for longer than 1 minute.
  • The driver maintains a speed higher than the stored speed for more than 1 minute.

Automatic standby mode


With automatic standby mode, the driver is warned via an acoustic signal and a message in the driver display.
  • The driver must then regulate the car's speed, apply the brakes as needed and maintain a safe distance to other vehicles.
Automatic standby mode may be enabled if any of the following occur.
  • Any of the systems on which Pilot Assist is dependent stops working, e.g. stability control/anti-skid (ESC2).
  • Hands not holding the steering wheel.
  • The driver opens the door.
  • The driver takes off the seatbelt.
  • The engine speed is too low/high.
  • One or more wheels lose traction.
  • The brake temperature is high.
  • The parking brake is applied.
  • The camera and/or radar units are covered by e.g. snow or heavy rainfall (camera lens/radio waves are blocked).
  • The speed is below 5 km/h (3 mph) and Pilot Assist is uncertain whether the vehicle ahead is a stationary vehicle or an object, such as a speed bump.
  • The speed is below 5 km/h (3 mph) and the vehicle ahead turns off so that Pilot Assist no longer has a vehicle to follow.
  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 This function can be either standard or optional, depending on market.
  3. 2 Electronic Stability Control

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