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BMW 7 Series: Cross traffic warning- Warning

General information

The respective display is called up on the Control Display. A signal tone may sound and the light in the exterior mirror may flash.

Light in the exterior mirror

Light in the exterior mirror


The light in the exterior mirror flashes if vehicles are detected by the rear sensors and your own vehicle is moving backwards.

Display in the PDC Park Distance Control view

Display in the PDC Park Distance Control view


In the PDC Park Distance Control view, the respective boundary area flashes red, if vehicles are detected by the sensors.

Display in the camera view

Display in the camera view


The respective boundary area, arrow 1, in the camera view flashes red, if vehicles are detected by the sensors.

Yellow lines, arrow 2, mark the bumper of your own vehicle.

Acoustic warning

In addition to the optical indicator, a warning signal sounds if your own vehicle moves into the respective direction.

System limits

The system may not be fully functional in the following situations:

  • If the speed of the approaching vehicle is very high.
  • In heavy fog, wet conditions, or snowfall.
  • In tight curves.
  • If the bumper is dirty, iced up, or covered, for instance by stickers.
  • If the field of view of the sensors is covered, e.g., by garage walls, hedges or snow hills.
  • If cargo protrudes.
  • When crossing objects move at a very slow speed.
  • If other objects are in the capture range of the sensors, that hide cross traffic.

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