BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Proactive Driving Assistant

The Proactive Driving Assistant indicates to the driver the ideal time to lift off the accelerator pedal for a reduction in consumption.

Relevant sections of road are:

  • Intersections
  • Bends
  • Crossroads
  • Roundabouts
  • Entrances to towns
  • Top speed limitations
  • Highway exits

Operation of the Proactive Driving Assistant in the G30 requires the Active Driving Assistant Plus, optional equipment (OE 5AT).

Proactive Driving Assistant
G30 Proactive Driving Assistant displays in the instrument cluster

An indicator in the instrument cluster or Head-Up Display (only with optional equipment OE 610) alerts the driver that he is on a section of road relevant for the Proactive Driving Assistant and gives him the option to react accordingly.


To use the proactive driving assistant, ECO PRO mode or ECO PRO+ mode must be activated via the driving experience switch.

Proactive Driving Assistant
G30 Switch block with driving experience switch

The proactive driving assistant can be switched on and off in the ECO PRO configuration menu.

The reliability of the system depends on having the most current and accurate navigation data.

Limits of the system

The proactive driving assistant is not available in the following situations:

  • Speeds below 31 mph (50 km/h)
  • Temporary and variable top speed limitation, such as on building sites
  • Quality of navigation data insufficient
  • Cruise control active

Additional information may be found in the "G12 Driver Assistance Systems" reference manual.


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