BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Cross traffic warning


At blind driveways or when driving out of diagonal parking spaces, approaching cross traffic is detected sooner by the system than is possible from the driver's seat.

General information

General information

Two radar sensors in the rear bumper monitor the area behind the vehicle.

The system indicates approaching traffic.

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the traffic area in front of the vehicle is monitored as well.

Two additional radar sensors are located in the front bumpers.

Safety information


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.


Button in the vehicle

Button in the vehicle

Park assistance button

Radar sensors

Radar sensors

The radar sensors are located in the rear bumper.

Radar sensors

Depending on the vehicle equipment, two additional radar sensors are located in the front bumpers.

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

Switching on/off

Activating/deactivating the system

With the button

  1. Press the park assistance
  2.  Move the Controller to the right.
  3.   "Settings"

  4.  "Cross traffic warning"
  5. "Activate function"

Via iDrive

  1. "CAR"
  2.  "Settings"
  3.  "Driver Assistance"
  4.  "Parking and maneuvering"
  5.  "Cross traffic warning"
  6.  "Activate function"

Switching on automatically

If the system was activated on the Control Display, it is automatically switched on as soon as PDC Park Distance Control or Panorama View is active and a gear is engaged.

If reverse gear is engaged, the rear system is switched on.

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the front system is switched on when a forward gear is engaged.

Switching off automatically

The system is automatically switched off in the following situations:

  • When the speed exceeds walking speed.
  • When a certain driving distance is exceeded.
  • With an active parking operation of the parking assistant.


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