BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Functional prerequisites

To use the Parking Maneuvering Assistant function, the following basic prerequisites must be met:

  • The doors must be closed
  • The trunk lid must be closed
  • The driver's seat belt must be fastened
  • The parking brake must be released

Measuring parking spaces

Parking spaces are measured while driving. The following parameters apply:

  • Driving forwards straight-ahead up to approximately 22 mph (35 km/h)
  • Maximum distance to the row of parked vehicles: 5 ft (1.5 m)

Detecting the curb

If a curb is detected within the range of the ultrasonic sensor while the system is searching for a parking space, the parking space is, for the most part, a space that is parallel to the road.

In the case of parking spaces that are perpendicular to the roadway, the curb is usually outside the detection range of the ultrasonic sensors (range approximately 14 ft (4.2 m) ).

Parking Maneuvering Assistant
G30 Curb detection via the ultrasonic sensors

  1. Range approximately 4.2 m; opening angle of ultrasonic sensors vertical +- 30º
  2. Curb detection

Additional information on parking spaces suitable for the Parking Maneuvering Assistant may be found in the "G12 Driver Assistance Systems" reference manual.



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