BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Overview

Button on the steering wheel

assistant on/Steering and traffic jam assistant on/ off

Radar sensors

The radar sensors are located in the bumpers.

Front center bumper.

Front center bumper.

Front side bumper.

Front side bumper.

Rear bumper.

Rear bumper.

Always keep the bumper in the area of the radar sensors clean and unobstructed.

Camera

The camera is installed near the interior mirror.

The camera is installed near the interior mirror.

Keep the windshield in front of the interior mirror clean and clear.

Functional requirements

  • Speed below 130 mph/210 km/h.
  • Sufficient lane width.
  • Above approx. 43 mph, 70 km/h: lane marking on both sides is detected.
  • Below approx. 43 mph, 70 km/h: lane marking on both sides or a vehicle driving ahead is detected.
  • Hands on the steering wheel rim.
  • Wide curves.
  • Drive in the center of the lane.
  • Turn signal switched off.
  • The sensor system calibration process is complete.

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