2016 Discovery 4

CLOSING VEHICLE SENSING

WARNING

Closing vehicle sensing is a supplement to, not a replacement for, a safe driving style and use of the exterior and rear-view mirrors. The system may not function under all speeds, weather and road conditions. Drive safely at all times and use the exterior and rear view mirrors to avoid accidents.

WARNING

Closing vehicle sensing does not give a warning of vehicles approaching from directly behind the vehicle. Always use the exterior and rear-view mirrors.

WARNING

The radar sensors may be impaired by mud, rain, frost, ice, snow, or road spray. This may affect the system's ability to reliably detect an approaching vehicle.

WARNING

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

CAUTION

Make sure that the warning indicators in the exterior 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 (BSM), Closing vehicle sensing monitors a larger area behind the vehicle. Closing vehicle sensing is designed to perform best on multi-lane highways with free-flowing traffic and is operational above 6 mph (10 km/h) in a forward gear.

  1. Closing vehicle sensing monitors an area behind the vehicle, 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 lane).

  2. If a vehicle is detected approaching rapidly, an amber warning icon flashes in the relevant exterior mirror to indicate that there is a potential danger.

  3. When the detected vehicle reaches the area monitored by the BSM, the amber warning icon illuminates continuously.

NOTES

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

NOTES

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

NOTES

Closing vehicle sensing is disabled when the vehicle is negotiating a tight radius curve.

NOTES

When the BSM is disabled, Closing vehicle sensing is also disabled. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

NOTES

Closing vehicle sensing is disabled when a trailer is attached.