BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Cross Traffic Alert

The Cross Traffic Alert was used for the first time in the G12. This warning assists the driver when maneuvering out of a parking space and in other everyday situations where it is difficult to see the traffic, such as at blind entrances and exits.

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the Cross Traffic Alert is available in the G30 for rear or also for the front.

The system can detect objects that are approaching the vehicle from the side, either from the front or rear (depending on the vehicle equipment). The driver is made aware or, if necessary, warned of cross traffic by the Cross Traffic Alert when maneuvering out of a parking space or entering the cross traffic.


 Functional principle

If a moving object is detected, which based on the current speed would be in the area in front of or behind the vehicle in approximately the next two seconds, a visual and acoustic warning is issued


Various representations in the CID are possible depending on the vehicle equipment. The respective peripheral region in the PDC view flashes red if vehicles are detected by the sensors. G30 Cross


Cross Traffic Alert can be switched on and off via the iDrive menu by making the following selection via the controller: "My Vehicle" "Vehicle settings" "Parking" "Cross traffic alert" G30 Cro


 System limits

Detection range The detection capacity of the system and the automatic braking capacity are limited. Two-wheeled vehicles for instance might not be detected. Deceleration The system does not decelerate in the following situations: For pedestrians or similarly slow-moving road users. For red tr

 Through-loading system

Concept The cargo area can be enlarged by folding down the rear seat backrest. General information The rear seat backrest is divided at a ratio of 40- 20-40. The side rear seat backrests and the center section can be folded down separately. The rear seat backrests can be folded down from the cargo

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