2016 Discovery Sport

CLOSING VEHICLE SENSING

WARNING

Closing vehicle sensing is a supplement to, not a replacement for, a safe driving style and use of the door mirrors and rear-view mirrors.

WARNING

The radar sensors may be impaired by mud, rain, frost, ice, snow, or road spray. The system's ability to reliably detect a vehicle within the driver's blind spot may be affected.

WARNING

Closing vehicle sensing does not correct errors of judgement in driving.

CAUTION

Make sure that the warning icons and indicators in the door mirrors are not obscured by stickers or other objects.

CAUTION

Do not attach stickers or objects to the rear bumper, that may interfere with the radar sensors.

In addition to the functionality provided by the blind spot monitor system, closing vehicle sensing monitors a larger area behind the vehicle. Closing vehicle sensing is designed to perform best on multi-lane roads with free-flowing traffic. The feature is operational above 6 mph (10 km/h) in a forward gear.

  1. Monitored area behind and to the sides of the vehicle: Closing vehicle sensing monitors up to a distance of 230 ft (70 m) and approximately 8 ft (2.5 m) from each side of the vehicle, the width of a typical carriageway lane.

  2. Detected vehicle in the monitored area: If a vehicle is detected approaching rapidly, an amber warning icon flashes in the relevant door mirror to alert the driver.

  3. Driver's blind spot area: When the detected vehicle reaches the area monitored by the blind spot monitor, the amber warning icon illuminates continuously. Normal operation of the blind spot monitor continues.

NOTES

If rapidly approaching vehicles are detected on both sides simultaneously, the amber warning icons in both door mirrors flash.

NOTES

Closing vehicle sensing covers an area of a fixed lane width. If the lanes are narrower than a typical carriageway lane, objects traveling in non-adjacent lanes may be detected.

NOTES

Closing vehicle sensing disables when the vehicle is negotiating a tight radius bend.

NOTES

Closing vehicle sensing disables when a trailer is attached.

NOTES

When the blind spot monitor is disabled, closing vehicle sensing is also disabled.

NOTES

The radar sensor is approved in all RTTE countries.