2016 Discovery Sport

USING THE PROGRESS CONTROL SYSTEM

For vehicles with Progress control, the Hill Descent Control (HDC) button will perform multiple functions, i.e., enable/disable and alternate between Progress Control and HDC See HILL DESCENT CONTROL (HDC) OVERVIEW.

With both features switched off, the button sequence is as follows:

  1. Press and release the button to enable Progress control. A warning lamp will illuminate in the Instrument panel to confirm. See PROGRESS CONTROL SYSTEM (AMBER).

  2. Within 4 seconds, press and release the button again to enable HDC. A warning lamp will illuminate in the Instrument panel to confirm. See HILL DESCENT CONTROL (HDC) (GREEN).

    NOTES

    If the second press of the button is after 4 seconds, then Progress control will be switched off. If required, start the sequence again.

  3. When required, press and release the button to disable. The relevant warning lamp will extinguish to confirm.

NOTES

The driver’s seat belt must be buckled and all of the doors must be completely closed to enable the feature.

When the ignition is switched off, the Progress control system will be disabled.

When enabled while the vehicle is stationary, the Progress control system will default to a descent control mode. The descent control mode should be used in the event that the vehicle is to make a descent:

  • Select the required position for the rotary gear selector.

    NOTES

    Any gear selector position can be used, including Neutral (N).

  • Release the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) or the brake pedal, to allow gravity to make the vehicle progress, up to the minimum feature speed of 1.1 mph (1.8 km/h).

  • Progress control will hold this speed, until the system detects the use of the accelerator pedal, brake pedal, or the Cruise control SET+ button on the steering wheel.

    NOTES

    Descent control mode will be resumed after using the accelerator pedal, or the brake pedal.

    NOTES

    Progress control will change to a full function mode, when it detects the use of the Cruise control SET+ button on the steering wheel. See PROGRESS CONTROL SYSTEM SETTINGS.

Full function mode should be used for all other maneuvers that require the use of Progress control, for example, while making an ascent, or pulling away on level ground, etc.

NOTES

Full function mode will not operate with the gear selector in the Neutral (N) position. In this event a message will appear in the Message center.

NOTES

Press and hold the brake pedal, while using the SET+ button when the vehicle is stationary.

The Progress control system can also be enabled by pressing and releasing the button while the vehicle is moving, without the need to stop or apply the brake pedal. The current vehicle speed will then be used as the set speed and the Progress control system will then default to descent control mode.

NOTES

If the vehicle's brakes are firmly applied, during the operation of Progress control, the system will exit the full function mode and will then enter into the descent control mode.

NOTES

Light and gentle application of the brake pedal, during the operation of Progress control, will lower the target vehicle speed. When the brake pedal is fully released, the Progress control system will maintain the speed at which the brake pedal was released.

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The driver can override the Progress control system at any time, with the use of the brake pedal or the accelerator pedal.

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If the vehicle's speed exceeds 18.6 mph (30 km/h), the Progress control system will be suspended, and the system will then go into a standby mode, until the vehicle's speed is less than 18.6 mph (30 km/h).

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If the vehicle's speed exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h), the Progress control system will be disabled. If required, the system will have to be switched on again, via the Progress control button.

CAUTION

The driver must maintain full control of the steering and brakes at all times.

When the Progress control system is enabled and the brake pedal is fully released, the system will help to provide controlled and progressive assistance for the vehicle to;

  • Pull-away from stationary in a forward or reverse direction on level ground, and uphill or downhill.

  • Perform low speed maneuvering in a forward or reverse direction.

  • Make progress and maintain a selected, low target (set) speed, up to a maximum of 18.6 mph (30 km/h).

In the event that the vehicle's brake temperatures exceed the normal operating limits, a warning message will be displayed in the Message center stating that the system will be temporarily unavailable. The Progress control system will then fade-out and become temporarily inactive. Once the brakes have returned to the normal operating temperatures, the message will extinguish and the Progress control system will resume normal operation, if still required.

CAUTION

Do not attempt a steep descent if the Progress control system is not enabled or the warning message is displayed.