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BMW 7 Series: Side collision mitigation- Switching on/off

Switching on automatically

The side collision mitigation activates automatically 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 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.

Warning function

Light in the exterior mirror

Light in the exterior mirror

Acute warning

If there is a risk of collision, the light in the exterior mirror flashes and the steering wheel vibrates.

A Check Control message is displayed at the same time.

If necessary, an active steering intervention takes place to prevent the collision and maintain the vehicle within its own lane.

The steering intervention can be noticed on the steering wheel and can be manually overridden at any time.

System limits

Safety information


The system is designed to operate in certain conditions and circumstances. Due to conditions or other factors, the system may not respond.

There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property. Actively intervene as warranted. Refer to the information in this Owner's Manual regarding the scope of the system's operation and limitations.

Functional limitations

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

  • When a vehicle is approaching at a speed much faster than your own.
  • In heavy fog, wet conditions, or snowfall.
  • In tight curves or on narrow lanes.
  • If the bumper is dirty, iced up, or covered, for instance by stickers.
  • After improperly performed work on the vehicle paint.
  • If cargo protrudes.
  • In the event of missing, worn, poorly visible, merging, diverging, or multiple lane markings such as in construction areas.
  • When lane markings are covered in snow, ice, dirt or water.
  • When lane markings are covered by objects.
  • When driving very close to the vehicle in front of you.
  • If there are constant blinding effects because of oncoming light, for instance from the sun low in the sky.
  • If the field of view of the camera or the windshield is dirty or covered in the area of the interior mirror.
  • If the camera has overheated and been temporarily switched off due to excessively high temperatures.
  • Up to 10 seconds after the start of the engine via the Start/Stop button.
  • During calibration of the camera immediately after vehicle delivery.

Attaching any objects such as stickers or film in the beam area of the radar sensors will also impact the function of the radar sensors and may even cause them to fail.

A Check Control message is displayed when the system is not fully functional.


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