2018 Range Rover

ADVANCED TOW ASSIST

WARNING

The driver is always responsible for detecting obstacles, and for estimating both the trailer and the vehicle’s distance from the obstacles, when maneuvering. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.

WARNING

The driver must always control the vehicle's speed via normal driving operation of the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.

NOTES

Using towing equipment approved by the vehicle manufacturer is recommended. Non-approved towing equipment may adversely affect the accuracy, performance, and safety of the vehicle's towing systems.

NOTES

The advanced tow assist system does not operate if the tailgate is open, or unlatched. In this event, the touchscreen displays a message.

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The advanced tow assist system does not operate if the All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system is enabled.

The advanced tow assist system automatically operates the steering when the vehicle is driven in reverse with a connected trailer.

The driver only needs to operate the steering wheel to override the automatic steering operation.

The touchscreen displays the driver's intended trajectory path to reverse the vehicle with a trailer connected. The touchscreen also displays the vehicle’s camera views.

Different light conditions between the vehicle’s rear camera and the trailer’s target sticker can affect the operation of the advanced tow assist system. In this event, the touchscreen extinguishes the displayed trajectory lines and the advanced tow assist system automatically disables. If required, the advanced tow assist selection process has to be carried out again.

The advanced tow assist icon is only available for selection if the trailer is correctly connected and calibrated, as described in the tow assist topic. See TOW ASSIST .

The advanced tow assist selection process is as follows:

  1. Make sure that the terrain response rotary control is in the elevated position. See TERRAIN RESPONSE OPERATION.

  2. With the vehicle stationary, select Reverse (R). Pull the terrain response rotary control further upward. The touchscreen displays a message to confirm activation. The vehicle’s steering control is then transferred to the terrain response rotary control.

    NOTES

    If R is not selected, the touchscreen displays a message.

    The advanced tow assist icon displays on the CAMERAS menu screen. Touch the icon to enable the system. See SURROUND CAMERA SYSTEM.

    NOTES

    If the advanced tow assist icon is not displayed, the touchscreen displays a message. In this event, confirm that the trailer is correctly connected and calibrated.

  3. Rotate the rotary control to set the trailer's intended steering trajectory path, as displayed on-screen.

When driven, the vehicle automatically steers so that the reversing trailer follows the intended steering trajectory path. If the driver operates the steering wheel to override the automatic steering operation, the touchscreen displays a canceled message.

NOTES

The driver must control the vehicle's speed via the use of the accelerator and brake pedals.

The touchscreen displays two trailer images:

  • The solid image indicates the current position of the trailer.

  • The outline image indicates the intended trajectory path for the trailer.

The outline image changes color to indicate the current status of the reversing trailer:

  • Green lines indicate that the trailer is reversing in a straight line.

  • Yellow lines indicate that the trailer is reversing at an angle.

  • Red lines indicate that the trailer's reversing angle is too acute. In this event, the touchscreen displays a warning message.

The maximum operational speed for the advanced tow assist system is 5.6 mph (9 km/h). If this speed is exceeded, the advanced tow assist system automatically disables and the touchscreen displays a message.

To manually override and disable the advanced tow assist system, either:

  • Manually turn the steering wheel.

  • Engage the transmission into an alternative gear, i.e., deselect R.

  • Touch the advanced tow assist icon on the CAMERAS menu screen.

  • Push the terrain response rotary control downward. The previous terrain response driving program selection is resumed.

The touchscreen displays a canceled message and the advanced tow assist icon extinguishes to confirm deselection.