PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
The system is designed to aid the driver. It is not intended to replace your attention and judgment. You are still responsible to drive with due care and attention.
At all times, you are responsible for controlling your vehicle, supervising the system and intervening, if required. Failure to take care may result in the loss of control of your vehicle, serious personal injury or death.
The system may not function if the sensor is blocked.
Take regular rest breaks if you feel tired. Do not wait for the system to warn you.
Certain driving styles may result in the system warning you even if you are not feeling tired.
In cold and severe weather conditions the system may not function. Rain, snow and spray can all limit sensor performance.
The system will not operate if the sensor cannot track the road lane markings.
If damage occurs in the immediate area surrounding the sensor, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
The system may not correctly operate if your vehicle is fitted with a suspension kit not approved by us.
The sensor is near the rear view mirror.
Keep the windshield free from obstructions for example bird droppings, insects and snow or ice.
If the camera is blocked or if the windshield is damaged, the system may not function.
The system will store the on or off setting in the information display menu through ignition cycles.
If enabled in the menu, the system will be active at speeds above
40 mph (64 km/h). When below the activation speed, the information display will inform the driver that the system is unavailable.
The system automatically monitors your driving behavior using various inputs including the front camera sensor.
If the system detects that your driving alertness is reduced below a certain threshold, the system will alert you using a chime and a message in the cluster display.
USING DRIVER ALERT
Switching the System On and Off
When activated, the system will monitor your alertness level based upon your driving behavior in relation to the lane markings, and other factors.
The system will not issue warnings below approximately
40 mph (64 km/h).
The warning system has two stages. At first, the system issues a temporary warning that you need to take a rest. This message will only appear for a short time. If the system detects further reduction in driving alertness, it may issue another warning that will remain in the information display for a longer time. You can press OK on the steering wheel control to clear the warning.
When active the system will run automatically in the background and only issue a warning if required. You can view the status at any time using the information display.See
The alertness level is shown by six steps in a colored bar.
The current assessment of your alertness is within a typical range.
The current assessment of your alertness indicates that you should rest as soon as safely possible.
The status bar will travel from left to right as the calculated alertness level decreases. As the rest icon is approached the color turns from green to yellow to red.
The yellow position indicates the first warning is active and the red position indicates the second warning is active.
If you have recently received a warning; you should consider resting, even if the current assessment is within the typical range.
If the camera sensor cannot track the road lane markings or if your vehicle speed drops below approximately
40 mph (64 km/h), the alertness level will change to grey for a short time and the information display will inform you that the system is unavailable.
Resetting the System
You can reset the system by either:
- Switching the ignition off and on.
- Stopping the vehicle and then opening and closing the driver’s door.