BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Functional principle

Depending on the speed, the system is guided by the lane edges or vehicles driving ahead.

The position of the lane edges and the vehicle driving ahead is determined with the help of five radar sensors and the KAFAS stereo camera.

Functional principle
G30 Installation locations of radar sensors and KAFAS stereo camera

  1. Control unit for radar sensor, right (RSR)
  2. KAFAS stereo camera
  3. Blind Spot Detection (primary)
  4. Blind Spot Detection (secondary)
  5. Control unit for radar sensor, left (RSL)
  6. Active Cruise Control (ACC)

The system has two subfunctions: the Traffic Jam Assistant (second generation) and the Active Lane Keeping Assistant.

The Traffic Jam Assistant is available for speeds up to approximately 43 mph (70 km/h), the Active Lane Keeping Assistant from approximately 43 mph (70 km/h) to approximately 130 mph (210 km/h).

The table below shows an overview of the differences between the two subfunctions:

Functional principle

If the Traffic Jam and Active Lane Keeping Assistants are activated, the Side Collision Avoidance is also interlinked.


To ensure the driver is alert and able to react, he is urged to always have both hands on the steering wheel when the Active Lane Keeping Assistant and Traffic Jam Assistant are activated (established in the German road traffic regulations). If the driver takes both hands off the steering wheel rim, control is stopped after a few seconds during active control and the driver is requested to take over steering.

Additional information about Hands-off-Detection may be found in the "G12 Driver Assistance Systems" reference manual.


     Functional prerequisites

    The following prerequisites must be met in order for the Active Lane Keeping Assistant and Traffic Jam Assistant to be used: Speed must be below 130 mph (210 km/h). Above 43 mph (70 km/h

     Steering interventions

    If the current course of the vehicle deviates too much from the target trajectory (path curve), a steering correction is initiated. The steering intervention is a corrective measure. This means the


    The system is switched on via the Traffic Jam Assistant button on the multifunction steering wheel (MFL). G30 buttons for ACC Stop&Go with Active Driving Assistant Plus optional equipment


     Planning a trip

    General information When planning a trip, several intermediate destinations can be entered. New trip 1. Press the button on the Controller. 2. Select the type of destination entry. 3. Select a single destination. 4. Enter an intermediate destination. Intermediate destinations General information

     Fuel Supply

    Gasoline engine System overview of the gasoline engine fuel supply in the G30 Purge air line, carbon canister Fuel feed from fuel tank Data line to fuel pump control module Delivery unit Fuel filler neck Fuel filler flap Rear right power distribution box Carbon canister Fuel Pump Control

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