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BMW 7 Series: Steering and traffic jam assistant- Symbol/  Description

Gray steering wheel symbol:
The system is on standby.

Green steering wheel symbol:
The system is activated.

The system supports the driver in keeping the vehicle within the lane.

Yellow flashing steering wheel
symbol: Lane marking driven over.

The steering wheel vibrates where applicable.

Yellow steering wheel symbol
and a signal sounds, if applicable: System interruption is imminent.

Steering wheel symbol flashes
red, signal sounds: System is switching off.

Yellow steering wheel symbol:
The hands are not grasping the steering wheel. The system is still active.

Red steering wheel symbol and
a signal sounds: The hands are not grasping the steering wheel. System interruption is imminent.

The system reduces the speed to a standstill if applicable.

It is possible that the system will not execute any supporting steering movements.

Displays on the steering wheel

Displays on the steering wheel


The two LED lights above the buttons illuminate analogously to the displays in the instrument cluster:

  • Yellow: system interruption is imminent.
  • Red: system will be deactivated.

The steering wheel displays can be switched on/off if required.

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2.  "Settings"
  3. "Driver Assistance"
  4. "Steering wheel feedback"
  5. "Light elements"

Displays in the Head-up Display

All system information can also be displayed in the Head-up Display.

If equipped with Automatic Lane Change Assistant

Concept

The system additionally supports the driver when changing lanes on multilane roads.

Functional requirements

  • The functional requirements of the steering and traffic jam assistant are fulfilled.

Functional requirements

  • Driving on a road without pedestrians or cyclists and with physical barriers to oncoming traffic, such as crash barriers.
  •  Lane markings have been detected.
  • Maximum speed approx. 110 mph, 180 km/h.
  • The minimum speed is country-specific.

Switching the function on/off

The lane change assistant can be switched on/ off.

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "Driver Assistance"
  4. If necessary, "Driving"
  5. "Steering Assistance"
  6.  "Automatic Lane Change"

Changing lanes

  1. Ensure that the traffic situation permits changing lanes.
  2. Press the turn indicator lever in the required direction to the pressure point for signaling briefly.

Steering support in the required direction can be detected a short time later.

Changing lanes


After the lane change, the system helps keep the vehicle in the new lane.

Canceling a lane change

The lane change can be canceled by steering into the opposite direction.

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