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BMW 7 Series: Blind spot collision warning

Concept

Blind spot collision warning detects vehicles in the blind spot or vehicles approaching from behind in the adjacent lane. A warning is issued in various gradations in these situations.

General information

General information


Two radar sensors in the rear bumper monitor the area behind and next to the vehicle when traveling faster than a minimum speed.

The minimum speed is country-specific and is displayed in the menu for the intelligent Safety systems.

The system indicates whether there are vehicles in the blind spot, arrow 1, or approaching from behind in the adjacent lane, arrow 2.

The light in the exterior mirror lights up dimmed.

Before you change lanes after setting the turn signal, the system issues a warning in the situations described above.

The light in the exterior mirror flashes and the steering wheel vibrates.

Vehicles with side collision mitigation: at speeds of up to 130 mph/210 km/h, the system can intervene with a brief active steering intervention and help guide the vehicle back into the lane.

The steering intervention occurs when a minimum speed is reached. This minimum speed is displayed on the Control Display in the menu for the steering intervention.

Safety information

Warning


The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment in assessing visibility and traffic situation. There is a risk of accident.

Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.

Warning


Indicators and warnings cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment. Due to its limits, the system may not issue warnings or reactions, or these may be issued late or in a manner that is not consistent with their normal use. There is a risk of accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.

Overview

Button in the vehicle

Button in the vehicle


Intelligent Safety


Radar sensors

Radar sensors


The radar sensors are located in the rear bumper.

Always keep the bumper in the area of the radar sensors clean and unobstructed.

Switching on/off

Switching on automatically

Blind spot collision warning is automatically activated after departure if the function was switched on at the end of the last trip.

Switching on manually

Press the button.


The menu for the Intelligent Safety system is displayed.

If all Intelligent Safety systems were switched off, all systems are now switched on.

"Configure INDIVIDUAL": depending on the equipment version, the Intelligent Safety systems can be individually configured. The individual settings are activated and stored for the driver profile currently used. As soon as a setting is changed on the menu, all settings of the menu are activated.

Press the button repeatedly.


The following settings are switched between: "ALL ON": all Intelligent Safety systems are switched on. Basic settings are activated for the subfunctions.

"INDIVIDUAL": the Intelligent Safety systems are switched on according to the individual settings.

Some Intelligent Safety systems cannot be individually switched off.

Manual switching off

Press and hold this button.


All Intelligent Safety systems are switched off.

Button /Status

-Button lights up green: all
Intelligent Safety systems are switched on.

- Button lights up orange: some
Intelligent Safety systems are switched off or currently unavailable.

- Button does not light up: all
Intelligent Safety systems are switched off.

Setting the warning time

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "Driver Assistance"
  4. "Safety and warnings"
  5.  "Active Blind Spot Detection"
  6. Select the desired setting:
  • "Early"
  •  "Medium"
  • "Late"
  • "Off": with this setting, no warning is output.

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Setting the intensity of the steering wheel vibration

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "Driver Assistance"
  4. "Steering wheel feedback"
  5.  "Vibration intensity"
  6.  Select the desired setting.

The setting is applied to all Intelligent Safety systems and stored for the driver profile currently used.

Vehicles with side collision mitigation: switching steering intervention on/off

The steering intervention can be switched on and off separately for blind spot collision warning and lane departure warning.

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3.  "Driver Assistance"
  4. "Safety and warnings"
  5. "Active Blind Spot Detection"
  6. "Steering intervention"

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

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