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BMW 5 Series: Concept, General information, Safety information

BMW 5 Series 2016-2023 Owners Manual / Driver assistance systems / Parking Assistant / Concept, General information, Safety information


The system supports parking in the following situations:

The system supports parking in the following situations:

  • When parking parallel to the road, parallel parking.
  • When reverse parking diagonally to the road, diagonal parking. The system orients itself with the middle of the parking space during diagonal parking.

General information


Parking assistant handling is divided into three steps:

  • Switching on and activating.
  • Parking space search.
  • Parking.

System status and instructions on required actions are displayed on the Control Display.

Ultrasound sensors measure parking spaces on both sides of the vehicle.

Steptronic transmission

The parking assistant calculates the best possible parking line and takes control of the following functions during the parking procedure:

  • Steering.
  • Accelerating and braking.
  • Changing the gears.

Press and hold the park assistance button for the duration of the parking procedure.

Parking is automatic.

Remote Control Parking

The vehicle can be remotely parked and driven out in reverse if suitable forward- parking spaces are available.

Safety information


The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment in assessing the traffic conditions. Based on the limits of the system, it cannot independently react to all traffic situations. There is a risk of accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.


The parking assistant can steer the vehicle over or onto curbs. There is a risk of damage to property. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.

The safety information of the PDC Park Distance Control applies in addition.



    Button in the vehicle Park assistance button Ultrasound sensors With the four side ultrasound sensors, arrows, and the ultrasound sensors of PDC Park Distance Control in the bumpers, the parking sp

     Display on the Control Display

    System activated/deactivated Gray: the system is not available. White: the system is available but not activated. The system is activated. Parking space search and system status Symbol P on the

     Switching off

    The system can be switched off manually: Press the park assistance button. Switching signal tone for suitable parking spaces on/off Via iDrive: 1. "My Vehicle". 2. "Vehicle settings". 3. "Parking"


     Auto PDC

    On the G30, Auto PDC is activated automatically if the vehicle is approaching an object at a speed below approximately 3 mph (5 km/h) and the object is located in a collision-critical area. The Auto PDC function is available for both the front and rear of the vehicle. The automatic switch-on

     Map, Destination guidance

    Map Opening the map The map can be accessed directly with the button on the Controller. Overview General information The map can be used via iDrive. Basic entry explanation, refer to the Owner's Manual for the vehicle. Map view With operation via touchscreen: change map view Status field Op

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