BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: System components

Park Distance Control
G30 Park Distance Control system components

  1. Ultrasonic sensors for Park Distance Control, front
  2. Central Information Display (CID)
  3. Operating unit
  4. Control unit for Parking Maneuvering Assistant (PMA)
  5. Ultrasonic sensors, Park Distance Control, rear
  6. Head Unit High

Vehicles that do not have the Parking Maneuvering Assistant but do have the Park Distance Control have a separate control unit, which is recognized as the PMA control unit by diagnosis and is also referred to by this name in the bus diagram. In other words, there is no longer a difference in the naming of the PDC and PMA control unit (there are however differences in the hardware design between the control units and the software is adapted to the equipment specification).

Park Distance Control
G30 Control unit for Parking Maneuvering Assistant (PMA)


     Auto PDC

    On the G30, Auto PDC is activated automatically if the vehicle is approaching an object at a speed below approximately 3 mph (5 km/h) and the object is located in a collision-critical area. The

     Side protection

    The side protection warns against obstacles at the side of the vehicle and thus supports the driver when parking and maneuvering. G30 Side protection Vehicles with the Parking Assistant, optional eq


    The Park Distance Control system is enabled in the following situations: If drive position R reverse gear is engaged when driving readiness is switched on. If the parking assistance button in the



    Exterior mirrors General information The mirror on the front passenger side is more curved than the driver's side mirror. The mirror setting is stored for the driver profile currently in use. When the vehicle is unlocked via the vehicle key, the position is automatically retrieved if the function i

     Warning and braking function

    Displays Early warning: Vehicle symbol lights up red Increase distance and brake if necessary Acute warning: Vehicle symbol flashes red and a signal sounds Request for intervention by braking and evasive action, if required Acute warning: Person symbol flashes red and a s

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