2020 Defender

AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) SAFETY

Make sure the following warnings and notes have been read and fully understood before driving the vehicle. Failure to understand the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system could result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

The AEB system is a driving aid only. The driver is responsible for driving with due care and attention, and in a safe manner for the vehicle, the occupants, and other road users. The driver should observe all road signs, road markings and any potential emergency braking situations, and act appropriately.

WARNING

The AEB system uses forward-facing cameras and forward-facing radars to detect real vehicles and pedestrians, plus other certified target objects. AEB is not designed to detect any other objects, including non-industry approved targets.

WARNING

In order for AEB to operate, it must be able to detect a clear image of the object and be able to determine its movement. If neither of these occur, the AEB system may not operate.

WARNING

Seat belts should be worn by all vehicle occupants, for every journey, no matter how short. Failure to do so greatly increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of sudden braking or an accident.

WARNING

Make sure that the windscreen is kept clean and that the camera's line of sight is not obstructed by labels or stickers. Failure to do so can cause incorrect AEB operation.

NOTES

AEB efficiency is dependent on the condition of the current driving surface and the vehicle’s speed, tyres, and braking system.

NOTES

When a vehicle is parked outside, in full sunlight and in high ambient temperatures, the forward-facing camera may reach an internal temperature of 99°C (210°F). In this state, the instrument panel displays a warning message. When the forward-facing camera cools to less than 88°C (190°F), normal operation is resumed, and the warning message extinguishes.

NOTES

When the vehicle’s electrical system is first switched on, AEB may require an initialisation period before it is fully functional. AEB efficiency is limited during this period.